Vista haters, it's time to celebrate! Microsoft has announced Windows 7 (codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna), a decision that will be marked with the abandoning of the Vista. Finally!
Windows 7 details were announced at the Professional Developers Conference in California this week, along with Windows-Azure and Server 2008.
I couldn't be more thrilled about the Windows 7 changes, and I think Vista-haters will back me on that. One of the most aggravating things is the ridiculously long start-up and shut-down times (the life of a full-time Trend Hunter has to allow for spontaneous computer packups), but Windows Development Chief Steven Sinofsky said they'd addressed that in Windows 7. It will also have "a new taskbar that allows for easier management of multiple open Windows and support for multi-touch input," according to the NY Times.
Can't wait to try it out, but no specific word on when that might be!
Windows 7 Screenshots
1. Faster Boot-up Times - Opportunity for developing technologies or software that can significantly reduce the start-up and shut-down times of computers.
2. Enhanced User Interface - Potential for creating innovative user interfaces with features such as a new taskbar and support for multi-touch input.
3. Tech Industry Upgrades - Opportunity for technology companies to upgrade their products and services to align with the improvements and features offered by Windows 7.
1. Software Development - Disruptive innovation opportunity for software developers to create tools and applications that optimize computer boot-up speeds and enhance user interface experiences.
2. Hardware Manufacturing - Opportunity for hardware manufacturers to design and produce faster and more efficient components that support the improved performance of Windows 7.
3. IT Services - Potential for IT service providers to offer support, installation, and customization services for businesses and individuals transitioning to Windows 7 and taking advantage of its features.