Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2007 14:29 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows APCMag sums up the information we already have on Windows 7. "We're still in the long dark before 7's dawn, but the earliest signs are encouraging: a new streamlined kernel, an inbuilt VM for running old software, a revised and simplified UI... There's every chance that Microsoft intends Windows 7 to rise from the ashes of Vista and be what Mac OS X was for Apple."
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RE[6]: Awesome..
by bert64 on Fri 14th Dec 2007 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Awesome.."
bert64
Member since:
2007-04-23

WinFS
Resolution independent display (and automatic detection of monitor DPI)
Avalon
PC-to-PC synchronization
It was meant to be written in managed code (.net)

I'm sure theres more, you just need to google.

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RE[7]: Awesome..
by sbergman27 on Fri 14th Dec 2007 23:39 in reply to "RE[6]: Awesome.."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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I'm sure theres more, you just need to google.

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And then compare it to the relatively short list of features that were kept. Aero and ReadyBoost? Anything else? Oh yeah. Built in DRM.

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RE[7]: Awesome..
by 6c1452 on Sat 15th Dec 2007 06:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Awesome.."
6c1452 Member since:
2007-08-29

H'okay kids, here is an example article written in June, 2006. It lists seven of the more significant features removed from vista. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/NewsStory.aspx?story=34120

Thom, since you're apparently mystefied as to the intricacies of the interweb, I found this by googling "vista features removed". It's the second result. This isn't wikipedia - when somebody cites a well-known fact which everybody can verify in about five seconds, they don't need to quote it or provide citations.

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RE[8]: Awesome..
by google_ninja on Sat 15th Dec 2007 06:33 in reply to "RE[7]: Awesome.."
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Monad (or powershell) was released a long time ago. I don't know what was yanked from the sync center, but it wasn't pc to pc (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/det...)
. The article says that XPS was yanked cause of adobe threatening litigation, and XPS support is provided as an optional download for office. What does that leave? EFI support and SecurID support are those minor features thom was talking about. The only big features listed there are WinFS, and Palladium in its origional conception. Since pretty much everyone thought that conception was a bad idea in the first place, I wouldnt count that as a bad thing.

What does that leave? WinFS and a few minor things.

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