Windows 7 in the Microsoft pipeline

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Windows 7 in the Microsoft pipeline

Even though Vista still has more bugs than a farmer's windshield, Microsoft are not only talking about the next version of Windows but have already given a sneak peak.

Code named 'Windows 7' (zero points for originality), the version demoed was essentially a stripped down bare bones OS. It was demoed in Virtual PC which gave an indication of the resources being used. It is quite dainty for Windows with a mere 25mb of disk space used (compared to about 14,000mb for a full Vista installation) and using only 40mb or RAM (compared to as-much-as-you-can-get-your-paws-on for Vista).

ArsTechnica have the full write up. You can download a WMV video of the demo, which weighs in at 143mb.

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Tuesday 23rd October 2007 | 12:44 AM

I think this is far too close to the release of Vista. You know an OS bites when they talk about it's successor, immediately following a major release.

I think however it's just standard vendor vapourware talks; the product is not due out for years (2011 - 2012 are current estimates).

There's some sentiment Windows 7.0 is the culmination of all the bits they left out of Vista (like WinFS, for example).

So people get the numbering, btw:
Windows 1,2, etc... then
Windows 3.1, 95, 98 (all DOS based) (
Windows NT 4 (NT 4.0)
Windows 2000 (NT 5.0)
Windows XP (NT 5.1)
Windows Vista (NT 6.0)
hence... next up is Windows 7

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Tuesday 23rd October 2007 | 08:14 AM

That was my thought. The last time they released an OS while pimping the next it was called 'Me'. And we all know how that turned out.

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