It is without a doubt that Microsoft’s high hopes for Windows Vista has been dashed due to lackluster reception, and it is so bad that Microsoft even needs to push Windows Vista by quickly killing off XP. Now I love my XP, and Vista has been anything but tempting to me thus far, hence making me resist the next logical upgrade path until my current notebook decides to give up the ghost (touch wood). Hopefully in what could be Microsoft’s efforts to make up for its mistakes in Vista, it will be unveiling Windows 7’s features sometime next month. Hopefully Windows 7 won’t be the laggard that Vista is, what with the multi-touch user interface that seems to be all the rage these days considering the huge amount of iPhone owners worldwide.
These new Windows 7 features will be previewed at the coming developer and hardware conferences this October and a month after, and the Redmond, Washington company has gone so far even as to set up an official Windows 7 blog where senior engineers will discuss the operating system with users. OK, I do know that these engineers already have their hands full with work, so I’m not too sure whether they will have the extra time to cater to the service line in this case. I suppose this is where the benefit of the doubt comes in, eh? The two events where Windows 7 technical details will be released are its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) that are held in October and November, respectively.
Looks as though Microsoft is trying to gauge the interest level for the unreleased Windows 7 features so that they will be able to make the necessary amendments (if any) in order to play to the gallery. Take note that the blog won’t be that comprehensive, as it will “not set expectations around the release that end up disappointing,” like “features that don’t make it, claims that don’t stick, or support we don’t provide.”
Source: TG Daily