How Vista Mistakes Changed Windows 7 Development

For the past several months, Microsoft has engaged in an extended public mea culpa about Vista, holding a series of press interviews to explain how the company’s Vista mistakes changed the development process of Windows 7, InfoWorld reports. Chief among these changes was to ‘define a feature set early on’ and only share that feature set with partners and customers when the company is confident they will be incorporated into the final OS. And to solve PC-compatibility issues, Microsoft has said all versions of Windows 7 will run even on low-cost netbooks. Moreover, Microsoft reiterated that the beta of Windows 7 that is now available is already feature-complete, although its final release to business customers isn’t expected until November.


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