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Today at its Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC2008), Microsoft Corp. rallied software developers by sharing the first full public demo of Windows 7. Windows 7 extends developers’ investments in Windows Vista and encourages the creation of new applications and services for the Windows platform. The company also delivered a pre-beta build of Windows 7 to PDC attendees and announced plans to release a full Windows 7 beta early next year.

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This is the 10,000th News Post for TechPowerUp! Hurrah!!
 
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This is the 10,000th News Post for TechPowerUp! Hurrah!!
YAY! And it was mine! :p
Totally forgot about that.

Back on topic... is it just me or this the first screenshots we have had of the new desktop? Early alpha builds used the vista "skins". Looks quite nice, though I hope there is still the ability to adjust the colour.
 

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i hope the look improves cause it looks a little rubbish tbh
 
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i hope the look improves cause it looks a little rubbish tbh
What are you talking about it looks almost Linux like! :cool:

I'll get it later today with any luck :)
 
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i hope the look improves cause it looks a little rubbish tbh
I like the clear, but is probably a bit blocky, the taskbar anyway. Not much seems to have changed in terms of the interface. We wont see what it is really going to look like until 2009 with the first full beta release :(
 
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A fitting subject for a 10,000th news post. It's pre-beta, don't worry about the look.
 
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I'm going to say it comes out at 10:10 am on September 30 in 2010 but thats just because on the first pic it shows that date and why would they have it set to that date and not like 10-28-08?? and also is it just me or does the first pic remind you of a mac with the weather, time and calender? but i cant wait
 
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I hope they have a Vista theme.. I really don't like it..
 

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I'm supposed to be impressed by these images?!?

WOW...micro$oft makes amazing icons that show pretty pictures....yawn :rolleyes:
 

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It will probably come out on 9/30/2010.
 
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So pretty....
 

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For programs to get the "certified for Windows 7" logo thingy, they have to be compitable with 64 bit!

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16080

To obtain the logo the applicant must:

1. Include business and technical owners for all submissions
2. Opt in to receive communications from Microsoft about their products
3. Include a copy and license of the software for compatibility testing purposes
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5. Ensure the application adheres to all policies and passes all requirements in this document

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2. Do not modify WRP protected resources
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The software must meet the following requirements:

1. Install and uninstall cleanly
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What are you people on about the looks? It's identical to Vista :D Only thing different in those pics is that sidebar is no more, sidebar gadgets just float on the desktop.
 
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What are you people on about the looks? It's identical to Vista :D Only thing different in those pics is that sidebar is no more, sidebar gadgets just float on the desktop.
some of the bars are different, a tiny bit different
 
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The bottom bar is different. RAGGGEEE
 

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Microsoft devs "alright, so this version of windows will be <s> ripped</s> based off of Linux, starting with the concept of minimalism, moving to the GUI..."

can't wait :D
 
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vista looks better..
 
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