Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Oct 2008 19:02 UTC
Windows Windows 7 is out and about. Microsoft has been unusually secretive about Vista's successor, but now that PDC is under way, they have unveiled the various enhancements to the user interface. Windows 7 might not have any significant under-the-hood changes (in fact, all your applications and devices will still work), but on the outside, Windows 7 represents the biggest change for the Windows user interface ever since Windows 95 came out.
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Great artists steal
by Zenja on Tue 28th Oct 2008 21:41 UTC
Zenja
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2005-07-06

Taskbar = gimped OSX dock 2001
Desktop Gadgets = gimped BeOS replicants 1999
Libraries = BeOS queries 1997
Explorer Previews = OSX Expose 2005


Keep in mind that Windows 7 will probably be out late 2009-mid 2010. Ah Microsoft, shoving the future down your through for all 90% of the population a decade behind the other computer users.

I cant wait for Windows 8. It will bring us the following:
- sliding window title tabs.
- seperate the maximise and close buttons
- maximise does a resize to fit, not fullscreen
- vertical taskbar, since monitors are widder than they are taller.
- unified menu bar for all applications
- right click directory navigation
- live queries

And in Windows 9, we'll get:
- a preemptive desktop where each view is a seperate thread (pervasive multithreaded OS)
- scheduled performance time for media sources
- a context switch less than 3ms
- customisable node based media path

And in Windows 10, we'll get:
- modular component / servers which can be restarted dynamically.
- A new C++ API which is designed by someone who actually undestands OO.
- A reworked file layout that actually makes sense.

Again, Microsoft is dragging the unwilling populace into the future, 10-15 years behind the competition, whether the people want to or not.

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