Windows 7 to make appearance at D6 Conference

By on May 27, 2008, 5:10 PM
Microsoft has been very tight-lipped about Windows 7, perhaps trying to prevent a PR disaster for being a little too open in discussing the potential of the OS – remember the company made a lot of promises with Vista but things changed considerably along the path of development. It appears, however, that the software giant is ready to offer the first public peek at Windows 7 and it will be doing so during the sixth version of the D: All Things Digital conference.

The show will begin tonight with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer onstage where, in addition to just discussing their vision and ideas on Windows 7, they will supposedly reveal a little bit of the user interface as well. There are also a few nuggets of info to be found in a recent interview with Windows chief Steven Sinofsky, where he dispels rumors that Microsoft is creating a new “minimum” kernel for Windows 7. According to Sinofsky, the plan is to refine the kernel architecture introduced in Vista without adding things like new driver models so as to avoid the incompatibility fiasco that was the initial Vista launch.




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canadian said:
I wonder if it will instantly do better than Vista simply because all the people who dislike Vista will hail this as their savior.
rcsteve93 said:
[b]Originally posted by canadian:[/b][quote]I wonder if it will instantly do better than Vista simply because all the people who dislike Vista will hail this as their savior.[/quote]Linux is their savior. Vista has done wonders for the Linux community.
lordbf1 said:
long live UBUNTU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
gbe300 said:
[b]Originally posted by canadian:[/b][quote]I wonder if it will instantly do better than Vista simply because all the people who dislike Vista will hail this as their savior.[/quote]This is simply too funny! Thanks for the laughs!
windmill007 said:
XP then UBUNTU FTW!![Edited by windmill007 on 2008-05-28 07:47:02]
windmill007 said:
Windows chief Steven Sinofsky, where he dispels rumors that Microsoft is creating a new “minimum” kernel for Windows 7. Translation- Will still be bloated and slow. When will these companyies wake up ?? We don't all want the WOW! Give people the option! And bring back the XP classic interface. How hard can it be to give people a choice. You will get more people to follow you. Not everyone wants the new vision. You force people to go your way and they don't like it they will just move on to something which does give them more flexability and speed.Nope XP will still be better. Because you need a Dual 8-Core 5 GHZ processors, 16GB Ram, 2048GB Video Card, 10TB Hd Space, 2000-Watt power supply and your own nuclear reactor to run it. If you install symantec total internet super security suite you mise well forget it.
phantasm66 said:
[b]Originally posted by canadian:[/b][quote]I wonder if it will instantly do better than Vista simply because all the people who dislike Vista will hail this as their savior.[/quote]That's quite a clever observation. Stranger things have happened. I agree with you.
Badfinger said:
If they put out Windows 7 and it is much faster than Windows XP and runs all XP/Vista programs, then it's a legit product... and would be extremely successful.If they continue down their path of lame bloated garbage OS's, they will just shrink their share and eventually vanish due to satisfaction with previous versions?
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