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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Microsoft Sets Ship Date to January 2010
by WorknMan on Wed 25th Jun 2008 05:03 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

So I guess that means we should expect to see it sometime in 2012.

Before you accuse me of trolling, has MS *ever* released a major new version of Windows on time?

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casuto Member since:
2007-02-27

has MS *ever* released a major new version of Windows on time?

Win7 will have the same Vista architecture. There're no major architectural changes in Win7 because the major architectural changes have already done with Vista
Win7 : Vista = WinXP : Win2000 (minor architectural changes in Win7 compared to Vista, minor architectural changes in XP compared to Win2000)
Vista : WinXP = WinXP : Win98 (Major architectural changes in Vista compared to XP, Major architectural changes in XP compared to Win98)

Edited 2008-06-25 08:18 UTC

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mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

Vista : WinXP = WinXP : Win98 (Major architectural changes in Vista compared to XP, Major architectural changes in XP compared to Win98)


At best Vista : XP = XP : NT4.0.
XP was based on the NT line of kernels, 98 was based on the 9x line, the two kernels shared almost no commonality, despite hosting somewhat similar userspaces.

The changes from XP to Vista are not that drastic, at the kernel level it's mostly tweaks and some new functionality, to support things like IO priorities and UAC as well as a rewritten network stack and significant changes to the GDI.

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stone Member since:
2005-07-06

in that case its not a major revision and hence not windows 7.

windows 5 was windows 2000 while windows 6 is vista. i would expect windows 7 to be an incremental update too, but in that case the naming fails and only adds to the confusion.

wouldnt be the first time mindless journalists messed up the concepts though.

/stone

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

So Windows 7 will be what Vista should have been to start off with?

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