Microsoft released Windows 7 Beta few weeks ago and the only version that was released during this beta was Windows 7 Ultimate. However, a select testers were invited for a separate Windows 7 Home Premium Beta program.
It is still unclear about the different Windows 7 versions that Microsoft is planning to release. A chinese website has leaked the Windows 7 build 7025 screenshots which could have answered the different versions of Windows 7, Microsoft is planning to release.
Without any further discussion, below is the leaked screenshot:
So, there you go. It looks like Microsoft is still going along Windows Vista's path in releasing a Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions. It is really disappointing to see a Windows 7 Home Basic edition - May be it is a 'touch-free' version or would it be a version specifically targeted towards netbooks?
One more thing to notice in the leaked screenshots are the good old Quick Launch and Show Desktop Icon!
Neowin had reported earlier that IE 8 RC1 is due soon and the leaked screenshots do confirm that IE 8 RC1 is on its way!
If you've missed our coverage of the new features in Windows 7, check out the links below:
- Windows 7 Beta quick review
- Windows 7: Windows Backup Overview
- Windows 7: Explorer Search overview
- Windows 7: Superbar overview
- Windows 7: HomeGroup Overview
- Windows 7: BitLocker To Go & Biometric improvements overview
- Windows 7: Easy Connect
- Windows 7: Problem Steps Recorder
- Windows 7: Action Center Overview
- Windows 7: User Account Control (UAC) Overview
- Windows 7: Calibate Your Display
- Windows 7: Federated Search
- Windows 7: Device Stage
- Windows 7: Internet Explorer 8 Overview
Images Courtesy: PCBETA