Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Jul 2009 18:46 UTC
Windows "Windows 7 will be more than just a better interface. Under-the-hood changes will allow chips from Intel, Nvidia, and Advanced Micro Devices to ratchet up Windows 7 performance above previous Microsoft operating systems. Microsoft on Wednesday said it has finalized the code for Windows 7, set to ship with new PCs starting October 22. Improvements will include how Windows handles multitasking, graphics acceleration, and solid-state drives."
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Awfull GUI
by tomchr on Tue 28th Jul 2009 13:50 UTC
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I tried the lastest build of Win7, and I am not impressed with the general responsiveness nor with the continuation of the Vista GUI style. It is depressing to review the newest evolution of the ever bloating Windows operating system as the latest disappointment from Microsoft. Have they learned nothing from Apple?

The Aero style feels childish Pokemon/Picachu-esque, more like something the oompaloompas would use in Tim Burton's movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

Hopefully, some future visual style mod has the ability to tone down the bad taste and polish the interface.

It is unfortunate that OSX or UNIX cannot fully replace Windows, unless more software developers and to a much larger extent game developers start supporting multiple binaries.

I really hope, that Gnome/KDE aestethics matures to the level of the OSX style but with improved usability through better mouse/keyboard ergonomics. The GUI/Frontend experience of a OS should be given the utmost attention and highest development priority.

Here some stuff I had hoped for:

- revamped GUI: fast, efficient and polished on par with the OSX style.
- A better filesystem with emphasis on defragmentation and file integrity.
- improved multitasking/process control/memory management
- XP compatibility through sandboxing/virtulization to prevent OS bloat/inconsistence
- faster bootup / dynamic compression of Hibernation file.

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