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Microsoft Delivers Pre-Beta of Windows 7 to Developers and Previews Web Applications

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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
Not Linux, but I'd say KDE (a desktop environment that works on all Linux, Free BSD, Solaris, etc.)

 

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Ya, thats the best thing so far that i can see. Heck, they should make it 64bit only
known as seal of approval, meaning it will work with Windows with the least amt of bugs (Sounds Ironic but thats the General Reason for the seal)
 

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Who cares how it looks? Vista is fine. It's sad that people do not base the merits of an OS on its core, but instead say, "It looks like (something)".

As a network admin and programmer, I honestly don't care what Windows 7 looks like.
I want to know if will make any difference to me in my network environment.
 
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Supporting multi-user sessions is the big thing for me. I have dreamed of the day you could boot a thin client off a network share, to use resources available on the network or internet.


A small box that replaces the VCR, Cable, DVD, Bluray, etc.... boxes and runs your TV, accesses pictures, home movies, your music library, all without paying a arm and leg for another windows media center license so you can have five or six boxes in your home all reading from one.
 

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The number of people who care how the UI is, outnumbers those who don't.
 
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Who cares how it looks? Vista is fine. It's sad that people do not base the merits of an OS on its core, but instead say, "It looks like (something)".

As a network admin and programmer, I honestly don't care what Windows 7 looks like.
I want to know if will make any difference to me in my network environment.
CLI is still way more powerful than GUI, I agree. I too want more network power to be added.
 

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The number of people who care how the UI is, outnumbers those who don't.
You are correct. All our machines at work use XP. At home I use Vista.
I like Vista better, but not because of how it looks (although I do like it), but because it does more for me without effort than XP for what I do at home.

At work Vista would do no more for me than XP.

Same goes for my servers. I run Server 2003. The upgrade to 2008 is great for enterprise users who have massive network layouts, but for my flat work network it simply does not add any real value.

I agree with Steevo about the multi-user sessions, even though I don't use thin clients.
 
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You are correct. All our machines at work use XP. At home I use Vista.
I like Vista better, but not because of how it looks (although I do like it), but because it does more for me without effort than XP for what I do at home.

At work Vista would do no more for me than XP.

Same goes for my servers. I run Server 2003. The upgrade to 2008 is great for enterprise users who have massive network layouts, but for my flat work network it simply does not add any real value.

I agree with Steevo about the multi-user sessions, even though I don't use thin clients.

XP Pro will allow 3 user simultaneously, one console and two terminal, and share programs automatically. You ahve to replace a couple system files and edit the registry. Easy stuff to make it do what they originally intended it to, and still within the licanse agreement.
 
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I hope they have a Vista theme.. I really don't like it..
Indeed looks better than Xp even though that aint hard as Xp was always the mega ugly looking sister.
 

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meh... it looks ok... but it still is in its infancy so I'll wait until the beta release, loads of stuff is bound to change and more stuff added!
 
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Yeah it will still be a while off so weel wait and see.

Had a distinct Vistaish look in previous screenies so evolving quickly.
 

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some of the bars are different, a tiny bit different
The bottom bar is different. RAGGGEEE
A bit late reply, but yeah they are a bit different, but you get pretty close with unlocking the bottom bar and extending it to double hight and selecting view large icons. Not a revolution and hardly even evolution, but I have no complaints on Vista looks, so it's good they didn't do anything drastic.

Not so good thing (or maybe it is) is no DX11. IMO there is no hurry with DX11 anyways, first make DX10 work faster. Unless of course DX11 will be much faster than DX10 and not just on paper, but in reeality.

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10203&Itemid=1
 

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Dx11 will be much faster! And windows 7 have dx11 - just not until some later releases
 
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