Windows 7 hits milestone 3

Mary-Jo Foley's blog reports some of the new things in Microsoft's internally released Windows 7 milestone.

The successor to Windows Vista is only about a year away and scheduled to go into beta next month. The ribbon UI from Office 2007 seems to have migrated into some of the Windows Vista applications. A few other observations include that Powershell is part of the build along with rewritten versions of MS Paint, Calculator, and Word Pad.

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Or, perhaps more importantly, allow windows to connect/share to more than 10 machines at a time? That ridiculous proscription (designed to boost Windows Server sales) just doesn't make sense in the modern family home and no family is going to buy and admin ANY version of server just to connect their music collections between their laptops, desktops, phones, PDAs, and TVs...

Sorry to bring out Mac in a Windows thread, I like paint but would like it better if it was kinda how Mac use windows, EG the toolbars are seperate from with window that way the tools can be placed on one screen and the picture on another.... anyways its looking much more up-to-date then its looking ATM.

MS paint looks beautiful. But please integrate paint.net into paint via an 'advanced' ribbon tab or something like that since it's awesome. And for those complaining about 7 being a VistaSE, you're right- alot of technologies went into Vista and even though the OS was perceived as a failure, it did set new turf for future versions of Windows. Whether it works out well time will tell.

Exactly. I personally have XP SP3 still running on my laptop (integrated gfx, you see?) but the experiences of Vista that I have are throughly all pain free (minus a driver issue) and really don't see what all the fuss is about.

(offroadaaron said @ #20.3)

not admitting that something is bad is the first sign of weekness.

Bad in this sense is a matter of opinion. You could say you don't like it, fine, but keep posting uselessness all over the place just makes you look stupid. There is a line between voicing your objective opinion and then just sounding like a idiot.

(scaramonga said @ #20)

When?........where?


LOL! :laugh:

Q: When?
Ans.: After releasing Windows Vista SP1

Q: Where?
Ans.: On a PC with a Core 2 Duo CPU or higher, 2GB or more RAM, SATA HDD & a good AGP. I think u don't have those that's why u asked those questions. Dear, plz meet with Windows Vista recommend hardware requirements & thn comments.

(GP007 said @ #20.4)

Bad in this sense is a matter of opinion. You could say you don't like it, fine, but keep posting uselessness all over the place just makes you look stupid. There is a line between voicing your objective opinion and then just sounding like a idiot.

and calling someone an idiot for the sake of it doesn't make you look smart either.

here is a picture for you http://i29.tinypic.com/10gidzr.jpg

Good work guys this article was about two refreshed windows features and you still don't miss a chance to argue about which is the better OS, XP or Vista. Well i have news for you: I don't care which one is the best. XP is dead vista is the new Windows OS now. Deal with it!

Modular core, VHD support built-in, GUI updates, new versions of Paint/Wordpad etc, new terminal (PowerShell)

Seems like enough changes to justify calling it a new version of Windows. Although its somewhat ironic to see a lot of the XP fans who didn't like the major changes in Vista to start saying that Windows 7 doesn't have enough new changes.....?!

Windows 7 will break half the apps written before 2008, and devices bought before 3rd quarter of 2008 will not work until drivers are available 6 months after the OS's release.

Then the good feeling toward the OS will turn sour.... real sour.....

Of course, there's a chance that I'm wrong and Microsoft miraculously make all my Win16 and DOS apps work again.

On 2nd thought, maybe there's a very high chance of that happening, with the new fangled virtualization mambo jambo thingy they're touting.

(mocax said @ #26)
Windows 7 will break half the apps written before 2008, and devices bought before 3rd quarter of 2008 will not work until drivers are available 6 months after the OS's release.Then the good feeling toward the OS will turn sour.... real sour.....

Of course, there's a chance that I'm wrong and Microsoft miraculously make all my Win16 and DOS apps work again.

On 2nd thought, maybe there's a very high chance of that happening, with the new fangled virtualization mambo jambo thingy they're touting.

Not true. MS has already stated that they are not changing the driver model in Win7, they learned their lessons with Vista.

And what Win16 and DOS apps are you still running at this late stage that don't work under WOW32? Point of sale software? Or are you trying to use a 64bit system to use 16bit software?

Windows 7 is looking like Windows Vista Second Edition which is all I figured they could do with what they had.

I just hope it's faster then vista....

I have to admit, so far, with what Microsoft has let the testers share with the internet is pretty uneventful. It's like, "Oh... and what else?"

But it's all part of the plan. The testers want to share more of what's in Windows 7 but they are not allowed to. Let's just wait and see what Microsoft has to offer during PDC, and after we play around with the beta, THEN we can either start talking **** or praise Windows 7. Geez.

Let's see if Microsoft learned anything through Vista.

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