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(Apologies if you've seen this already)

"A few weeks back, the first external build of Windows 7, the next version of Windows, fell into my hands. I installed it initially in just a virtual machine and took hundreds of shots, and that's what you're looking at here. Essentially, Windows 7 build 6519--dating back to December 2007--is just a slightly enhanced version of Windows Vista. My guess--and at this point, it's just a guess--is that things will change more significantly over time. But even in this early build, a number of interesting developments emerge. I'll have more to say about that in the days ahead. For now, enjoy this first screenshot gallery. It won't be the last." - Paul Thurrott

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post #2 of 34
wow, that is a pretty cool find. Looks pretty similar to Vista at this point, I saw a few new things though.
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Yah, but keep in mind during the beginnings Vista, or "Longhorn" looked a lot like XP... I have a feeling there's going to be some majour changes in time. It's cool to see a build out and progress being made.

I'm very excited to see more stuff down the line, keep up on things by bookmarking Paul's webiste.
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Is this some sort of joke. Can they not release a huge update to Vista or something.

Longhorn did look like XP at the start but it did have a ton of new features, Windows 7, not so much.
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...This better be a HUGE update. I mean more than a normal service pack. Take down memory requirements(I'm not complaining about vista, I've got 4gigs), and not keep playing catch up with apple on features.
    
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If it wasn't for the Windows 7 text at the bottom right of the screen I could've sworn I was looking at Vista again. This better be a lot better than Vista and I mean 2000 -> XP or XP-> Vista kind of stuff.
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Is this some sort of joke. Can they not release a huge update to Vista or something.

Longhorn did look like XP at the start but it did have a ton of new features, Windows 7, not so much.
Guess not...

And who cares how many "new features" are out now so long as when it's released it kicks arse?

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If it wasn't for the Windows 7 text at the bottom right of the screen I could've sworn I was looking at Vista again. This better be a lot better than Vista and I mean 2000 -> XP or XP-> Vista kind of stuff.
Dude you should have seen the old screen shots of Longhorn.. and how much it evolved...

Put it this way, you would have been repeating yourself.
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Lol why do we care about this? Vista's picking up ground.. I foresee windows 7 being so hyped liek vista kinda was then getting the reaction that vista did when it was released.. Seriously.. whats so wrong w/ vista?
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Xp didn't look that different from windows 95 if you get down to it... who cares if it looks the same.
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Guess not...

And who cares how many "new features" are out now so long as when it's released it kicks arse?
Because if there is nothing new I would basically buying Vista again
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