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I was looking into this whole Windows 7 nonsense, just wondering if im completly wrong here but...

Is it just vista with lower hardware requirements and a few new features?
    
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I'm not sure of this but i think they are using the vista gui temporarily, also

it supports multitouch is it will be awesome

based on unix kernal so it run like a fatman for cake

and it may be modular like you pay more $ you get more

these may not be comfirmed, well maybe some but i would not research into it much yet and take what you read with a bit of salt

wait more like the end of this year/2009 then you should get some solid comfirmed features prices etc..
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I was looking into this whole Windows 7 nonsense, just wondering if im completly wrong here but...

Is it just vista with lower hardware requirements and a few new features?
It may look like vista in the early screens but it's far from it. The whole kernel is being re-written for Windows 7 to make it smaller, faster, more efficient, and more secure. They've been using the same kernel in modified versions for a long time now and it's getting bloated and unstable (to a degree). You can see this with the massive footprint that Vista uses and how it has been just getting bigger and bigger with each incarnation of Windows.

So again, Windows 7 will NOT be just vista with lower hardware requirements and a few new features, it will be a totally re-worked and re-written OS.

One downside to this re-code is that there will NOT be any backwards compatibility with software as the kernel structure will be entirely different.

Hope that answers your question!

edit: as Dawlish7 mentioned, I have heard tell as well of some hairbrained money making scheme that M$ will be implementing with 7 and even the possibility of requiring a subscription to Windows to be able to use it. If this absurdity is the case then I might suck it up and learn how to use Linux, i mean, it can't be THAT hard lol.
Edited by GANDALFtheGREY - 5/29/08 at 6:19am
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^^ what dawlish said

since vista just came out there isn't much confirmed about 7 but at the moment it looks like vista on the outside with a different kernel base underneath. Many of the new options won't be released till at least 2009 as the OS isn't expected until 2010 at least
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One downside to this re-code is that there will NOT be any backwards compatibility with software as the kernel structure will be entirely different.
A rough, but necessary step.
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Ya thats pretty much the gist of it, I do find it kind of funny though, that people bash vista because it doesn't work with some of their older programs, I wonder what kind of backlash it will have with no backwards compatibility?
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A rough, but necessary step.
It's true.
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Ya thats pretty much the gist of it, I do find it kind of funny though, that people bash vista because it doesn't work with some of their older programs, I wonder what kind of backlash it will have with no backwards compatibility?
And there will only be backlash because people are used to always having backwards compatibility. In the end, I'm sure some sort of virtual workspace will be implemented to allow older programs to run in the Windows 7 environment.
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i used to hate vista, but it grows on you, they way slackware did. im hoping microsoft will make the right decision with windows 7 as this will be crucial in the success and forward leap in tech for the market.

for the non compatable step im sure vmware will used alot more i guess more a more advanced wow64 will be implemented im hoping for vmware since how it rocks and im not a fan of windows that much, but i do like the new leap forward
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thanks for the input and update guys, yea my thought here:

1) if they do subscription pay, ill just remove my dual boot on PC and go completly linux and continue using my macbook (i know shut up )

2) only thing with no backwards compatibility, it might be a time when ppl will try put the linux foot in the door, but because of MS genius license agreements HP, Dell etc are stuck with Windows ahaha

TBH tho the kernel rework is a good idea and as long as they get the new software working and stable before release, it'll be fine, and they will have to rework it a little so that ppl can play alot of the vista compatible games tho. Because if people cant play new games on it half the windows reason for use is gone lol

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from what i understand, it's being written from the ground up. but i could be wrong
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