Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 04:58 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows We already know some of the directions Windows 7 will be exploring: a system-wide multitouch user interface framework, a focus on performance, all while building on top of the groundwork Windows Vista has laid out. While off-hand remarks have been made concerning the operating system's release date, it appears Microsoft now formalised the release date of Windows 7.
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Windows' decline
by Moredhas on Wed 25th Jun 2008 07:01 UTC
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I'm not so naive as to believe Vista and Windows 7 will kill Microsoft, or even level the playing field, but with what is essentially Vista 2.0, as an earlier commenter put it, how can people expect things to improve? Just the earlier news that Windows 7 wouldn't be a rewrite, but an expansion on Vista, was probably enough to make people give Linux a try before it was too late to go back to Windows. Windows is in decline now, and Windows 7, unless there's some extremely deft marketing or some must-have features, will not change that trend. I expect it to slow Windows' decline, but not reverse it. I'd like to see a good Windows 7. I'm a Linux user, and a bit of an advocate, but hardly a fanboy. If Windows 7 is everything promised of Longhorn that Vista failed to deliver, I'll be pretty happy with it.

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