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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It all looks and sounds good, but what kind of hardware will be required?

They say it requires the same hardware as Vista, which is totally plausible seeing nothing in Windows 7 so far seems to use any hardware tricks that Vista doesn't already support.

In fact, Sinofsky even said Windows 7 reduces the memory footprint. So who knows.

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kragil Member since:

Well, so far this is just marketing bullshit.

Judging from MS track record Windows 7 will use more memory and be slower than Vista.

Unless benchmarks tell a different story a new Windows will always require more resources. That is how it has been so far.

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CodeAnxiety Member since:

Actually... I believe for today's keynote Steve Sinofsky used a netbook with a 1 GHz Atom cpu and 1GB of memory.

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systyrant Member since:

I'd say a dual quad core processor (3ghz+). Quad video card setup. 8GB of DDR4 memory. SSD will be required for the OS with a minimum of 64GB of free space. That of course is the Windows 7 ready system. The recommended system is still being designed by Intel.

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