New Features In Windows 7

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    ironbible

    What is the real difference? i cant really pin point it out besides the task bar and some other small things. is the GUI interface enhanced more and the OS disk space requirements changed? I am curious because i am an IT Assistant and i know that if it is anything like Vista GUI or OS wise then we cant take the risk on putting the OS into out environment and having problems. also how would it work in a VDI environment. i have a close friend that works in a VDI environment and if it would work well then it would be out for him as well. If it has the same problems as Vista i guess our business will have to stick with XP until 2013.

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    ironbible

    What is the real difference? i cant really pin point it out besides the task bar and some other small things. is the GUI interface enhanced more and the OS disk space requirements changed? I am curious because i am an IT Assistant and i know that if it is anything like Vista GUI or OS wise then we cant take the risk on putting the OS into out environment and having problems. also how would it work in a VDI environment. i have a close friend that works in a VDI environment and if it would work well then it would be out for him as well. If it has the same problems as Vista i guess our business will have to stick with XP until 2013.

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    ironbible

    What is the real difference? i cant really pin point it out besides the task bar and some other small things. is the GUI interface enhanced more and the OS disk space requirements changed? I am curious because i am an IT Assistant and i know that if it is anything like Vista GUI or OS wise then we cant take the risk on putting the OS into out environment and having problems. also how would it work in a VDI environment. i have a close friend that works in a VDI environment and if it would work well then it would be out for him as well. If it has the same problems as Vista i guess our business will have to stick with XP until 2013.

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    sarahintampa
    I think the keynote was meant to give us a teaser - but stayed tuned for more technical details in the future. You may also want to keep an eye on Channel 9 and developer blogs as they will likely dive into some of the more technical aspects of Windows 7.

     In the keynote, they did say that -

    # Windows 7 has a reduced memory footprint and they’ve reduced the disk I/O reads “substantially.” In the demo, a 1 Ghz/1 GB RAM netbook had 500 MB RAM available after boot.
    # Better power management in Windows 7 means longer battery life for notebooks and netbooks.

    But that was about as technical as it got...this is more of a "first look."

    You may want to check this out too, a great Q&A on Windows 7: http://www.neowin.net/news/live/08/10/28/live-qa-session-on-windows-7-pdc-build

    Also, Ed Bott's first look: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=575
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    pokeystuff

    I'm really not too sure what you are expecting here from a 1st look.???
    There was enough info here to give people a glimpse of what is to come.. and I don't really understand your comments relating to problems with Vista and therefore possibly Win7. With every new OS comes a transition.. as an IT Pro that change is what keeps us employed and provides our businesses with productiviy benefits, if we didn't have a change well we might as well go back to DOS. I didn't really realise all the great new enhancements in Vista until we started to implement it 6 months after release.. our IT infrastructure has benefited immensely and we will not look back. This will also be the case with Windows 7..

    I'm guessing I'll be still discovering Win7 features when Win8 is released. Microsoft's OSs are very feature rich and there is always too much to cover on a Website like 10.net. Especially considering the OS is not even out yet.

    Cheers.

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    pokeystuff

    I'm really not too sure what you are expecting here from a 1st look.???
    There was enough info here to give people a glimpse of what is to come.. and I don't really understand your comments relating to problems with Vista and therefore possibly Win7. With every new OS comes a transition.. as an IT Pro that change is what keeps us employed and provides our businesses with productiviy benefits, if we didn't have a change well we might as well go back to DOS. I didn't really realise all the great new enhancements in Vista until we started to implement it 6 months after release.. our IT infrastructure has benefited immensely and we will not look back. This will also be the case with Windows 7..

    I'm guessing I'll be still discovering Win7 features when Win8 is released. Microsoft's OSs are very feature rich and there is always too much to cover on a Website like 10.net. Especially considering the OS is not even out yet.

    Cheers.

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    pokeystuff

    I'm really not too sure what you are expecting here from a 1st look.???
    There was enough info here to give people a glimpse of what is to come.. and I don't really understand your comments relating to problems with Vista and therefore possibly Win7. With every new OS comes a transition.. as an IT Pro that change is what keeps us employed and provides our businesses with productiviy benefits, if we didn't have a change well we might as well go back to DOS. I didn't really realise all the great new enhancements in Vista until we started to implement it 6 months after release.. our IT infrastructure has benefited immensely and we will not look back. This will also be the case with Windows 7..

    I'm guessing I'll be still discovering Win7 features when Win8 is released. Microsoft's OSs are very feature rich and there is always too much to cover on a Website like 10.net. Especially considering the OS is not even out yet.

    Cheers.

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    ironbible

    Our real problem is vendor support. we are a banking/insurance/wealth management corp and we have to be very weiry of anything that we put into place. The security breach on teh Vista was just one of the main cause of pushing away from Vista. Vista is not very beneficial in our environment because we had things we called 'Vista Fits' when we used the computer for more than a solid day and the computer would just go bizerk and we had to reboot. I think that had alot to do with the Memory but still that raises the questions on expenses and computer assests. With the upgrade to Vista alot of out computers have to be upgrade on memory and/or computer. I know alot of people said that they dont have alot of issues with the program. From the time we start Vista in our environment it was a problem. I would really like to dig into windows 7 and see alot of the technical aspects of the OS instead of the 'O look something shiny and pretty' and more on the lines of 'It handled these 4 or 5 programs and it went this many days before the memory really gave us a problem'

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    ironbible

    Our real problem is vendor support. we are a banking/insurance/wealth management corp and we have to be very weiry of anything that we put into place. The security breach on teh Vista was just one of the main cause of pushing away from Vista. Vista is not very beneficial in our environment because we had things we called 'Vista Fits' when we used the computer for more than a solid day and the computer would just go bizerk and we had to reboot. I think that had alot to do with the Memory but still that raises the questions on expenses and computer assests. With the upgrade to Vista alot of out computers have to be upgrade on memory and/or computer. I know alot of people said that they dont have alot of issues with the program. From the time we start Vista in our environment it was a problem. I would really like to dig into windows 7 and see alot of the technical aspects of the OS instead of the 'O look something shiny and pretty' and more on the lines of 'It handled these 4 or 5 programs and it went this many days before the memory really gave us a problem'

  • User profile image
    ironbible

    Our real problem is vendor support. we are a banking/insurance/wealth management corp and we have to be very weiry of anything that we put into place. The security breach on teh Vista was just one of the main cause of pushing away from Vista. Vista is not very beneficial in our environment because we had things we called 'Vista Fits' when we used the computer for more than a solid day and the computer would just go bizerk and we had to reboot. I think that had alot to do with the Memory but still that raises the questions on expenses and computer assests. With the upgrade to Vista alot of out computers have to be upgrade on memory and/or computer. I know alot of people said that they dont have alot of issues with the program. From the time we start Vista in our environment it was a problem. I would really like to dig into windows 7 and see alot of the technical aspects of the OS instead of the 'O look something shiny and pretty' and more on the lines of 'It handled these 4 or 5 programs and it went this many days before the memory really gave us a problem'

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    ahmed

    heloooooooo

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