Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2009 21:18 UTC
Windows Steven Sinofsky has said that Windows 7 will enter the "release to manufacturing" stage in about three months from now, meaning August '09. This means that the actual Windows 7 release would be well in time for the holiday season. " If the feedback and telemetry on Windows 7 match our expectations then we will enter the final phases of the RTM process in about 3 months. If we are successful in that, then we tracking to our shared goal of having PCs with Windows 7 available this Holiday season."
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So Far So Good
by jayson.knight on Tue 12th May 2009 22:46 UTC
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It's quite good used as a consumer level OS, but I've been having some issues running it on a Windows 2003 domain (upgrading to 2008 would probably fix many of the issues) with group policy...some of the settings simply refuse to be applied to any of the Win7 machines I have running. Most corporations are still running Windows 2003 DC's with no plans to upgrade to Windows 2008, though if they want to run Win7 they are going to have to take the plunge since I've seen no word from MS on Windows 2003 compatibility.

My favorite new feature by far is the taskbar. I hated it initially, but after getting used to it I couldn't imagine going back. I have a feeling most users will make the mistake of putting the taskbar back into Vista mode without giving it an honest chance. All that's left to do to make the taskbar perfect is adding virtual desktops (which *nix has had for decades it seems)...why they haven't added this is beyond me, seems like such an easy feature to add. Perhaps there isn't much of a demand for it?

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