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Like the other posters said, Windows 7 is based off the kernel that was used in Vista. Yes, it was built mostly on its own, but keep in mind a lot of the interface is streamlined, enhanced, etc. Also, the load time to the desktop has been enhanced, along with the shutdown time, and there will be a less annoying/intrusive version of UAC (User Account Control). Not to mention security is supposed to be a lot tighter. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. Oh, and there is multi-touch support. Hope that helps.

Edit: On a side note I am currently interested in the software removal of several applications (not included with the OS) Windows Mail (formerly Outlook Express), Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery. I kind of like that fact for me personally as it is less junk people don't use (given gmail, yahoo, etc.), but on the other hand some looking for a transition into Windows 7 will have a bit of confusion.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 12/13/08 at 4:55pm
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From what I have seen they also have a change in the interface somewhat. All aplications have the tab form like Office 2007 and the task bar has a new way of showing windows as icons alone.
actually the older style minimize is still there, how ever you can add them as icons now its about what you would prefer


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Like the other posters said, Windows 7 is based off the kernel that was used in Vista. Yes, it was built mostly on its own, but keep in mind a lot of the interface is streamlined, enhanced, etc. Also, the load time to the desktop has been enhanced, along with the shutdown time, and there will be a less annoying/intrusive version of UAC (User Account Control). Not to mention security is supposed to be a lot tighter. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. Hope that helps.
well 2 years is not allot of time to make an operating system perfect you know
everyone thinks Microsoft were working on Vista for 5-6 years when this is not true
they were working on Windows LongHorn until 2005 and that never made it past Alpha versions
then they went onto windows vista
Edited by William151515 - 12/13/08 at 4:39pm
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Isnt vista's codename longhorn?
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well 2 years is not allot of time to make an operating system perfect you know
everyone thinks Microsoft were working on Vista for 5-6 years when this is not true
they were working on Windows LongHorn until 2005 and that never made it past Alpha versions
then they went onto windows vista
Just replying to the OP..... early tests on the Beta indicate it will in fact be better than Vista, more stable, and certainly not as big of a change. Not advertising for Microsoft (I would rather see Linux get the support it deserves), but given the criticism Vista received I think Windows 7 will be a different story, at least to an extent.
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Isnt vista's codename longhorn?
And to answer your question, yes........

Quote from Wikipedia:

"Windows Vista is a line of operating systems[4] developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Prior to its announcement on July 22, 2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename Longhorn.[5] "


And to those that do not know Windows 7 has been in development for a while... again... from Wikipedia...

"Originally, a version of Windows codenamed Blackcomb was planned as the successor to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Major features were planned for Blackcomb, including an emphasis on searching and querying data and an advanced storage system named WinFS to enable such scenarios. Later, Blackcomb was delayed and an interim, minor release, codenamed "Longhorn", was announced for a 2003 release.[6] By the middle of 2003, however, Longhorn had acquired some of the features originally intended for Blackcomb. After three major viruses exploited flaws in Windows operating systems within a short time period in 2003, Microsoft changed its development priorities, putting some of Longhorn's major development work on hold in order to develop new service packs for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Development of Longhorn was also "reset" in September 2004.

Blackcomb was renamed Vienna in early 2006,[7] and again to Windows 7 in 2007.[2] In 2008, it was announced that Windows 7 would also be the official name of the operating system.[8][9]"
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 12/13/08 at 4:50pm
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Just replying to the OP..... early tests on the Beta indicate it will in fact be better than Vista, more stable, and certainly not as big of a change. Not advertising for Microsoft (I would rather see Linux get the support it deserves), but given the criticism Vista received I think Windows 7 will be a different story, at least to an extent.
agreed.

i am testing the pre-beta right now (as my live system.. use it 24/7 for everything)

so far, speed is great! feels much more snappy that vista/xp. seems stable too the new UI enhancements are great. loving the new paint's crop/resize features.

disappointed about the sidebar, i wish you could turn it into "old mode" so that windows are forced to the left of the bar.. i liked it that way! now my windows are blocked by the sidebar items.. (when you maximize of course)

i did not buy vista. however i have used it for long periods of time, however i am very impressed with "seven" i will be purchasing it as soon as its released (assuming funding permits it)
    
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