Windows 7 Nears
Microsoft has been cleverly trying to turn the subject away from Vista and
toward...well, toward just about anything else! Vista TV commercials mention
Mojave more than the V-word, and the new, big Redmond word is "cloud."
On the desktop, Microsoft isn't shy about promoting Windows 7 and making it
seem this OS is right around the corner. And it is -- at least in beta form.
It looks like the first beta will be out
this January. An alpha (I call it that, even though Microsoft has its own
odd nomenclature) is already in the hands of developers who find it pretty solid.
One thing is pretty clear: Windows 7 is an extension of Vista. This means the
hardware makers must build super-fast machines to give proper performance, that
peripheral vendors must work with Microsoft on good drivers, and that Microsoft
must clean up its code. If all three happen, Windows 7 could be a big success.
Now, let's see how they all do!
Posted by Doug Barney on 12/04/2008 at 1:16 PM