Originally Posted by guyguy
Anyone heard of it and know anything about it??
Other than the minwin kernel, (which is only 25mb which is amazing compared to vista), not much is known. Hopefully this small kernel will reduce the 'bloated' feeling the windows operating systems are leaning towards. I personally feel like vista is bloated a lot, (but i do like it more than XP).
They are also integrating gadgets into windows explorer and throughout windows in general. Windows 7's install process is suppose to be also cut down to 10 minutes. I guess Microsoft thinks this will make people more willing to switch.
A quote from Hilton Locke of the Tablet PC division of Microsoft:
Originally Posted by Hilton Locke
I will say that if you are impressed by the "touch features" in the iPhone, you'll be blown away by what's coming in Windows 7.
Hints at that perhaps windows 7 will incorporate touch features into windows 7. However I am not a big fan of having to lean up to my monitor and press something in order to control an enviroment on my computer. But perhaps they had other input methods in mind other than touch, (voice recognition ubiquity?), when issuing that statement.
The gui probably won't be radically changed too much, and will on the surface probably share a lot of graphical similarities with Vista.
EDIT: The release date is also suppose to be late 2009