The Windows 7 Desktop

szabo.tihamer

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The personalization, the choice and the control


Microsoft is laboring to deliver a new level of personalization, choice and control with the Windows 7 desktop, according to Senior Vice President, Windows and Windows Live Engineering Group, Steven Sinofsky. The new graphical user interface designed for the next iteration of the Windows client made its first appearance at the Professional Developers Conference 2008 at the end of the past month in Los Angeles. Windows 7 Pre-Beta Build 6801 was sporting a new Taskbar, signaling the UI overhaul prepared by Microsoft complete with features such as Aero Shake, Aero Peek and Jumplists.

Corporate Vice President, Windows Experience, Julie Larson-Green indicated that Windows 7 would deliver sufficient power to end users to enable them to keep their desktop as clean as possible. “I was surprised to learn when I came to the Windows team how many people actually personalize and change their desktops. Over 95 percent of our users change the desktop, some of them doing it many more times a month. Now, lots of people change them in different ways. Some of you power users probably like a plain, dark background and someone else might want something a little more colorful,” Larson-Green stated.

The new Taskbar in Windows 7 is no longer separated into the basic areas that have become traditional, the Start button, Quick Launch, the space reserved for opened programs, and the notification area. The Windows 7 Taskbar, even with the pre-beta build 6801 release, is a much more unitary item, merging both opened applications and the quick launch shortcuts. At the same time, control over the notification area has been handed over to end users.

“Two features that are really important are jump lists and libraries. Jump lists are the little menus down at the start menu on the task bar that show up when you right click on the start menu, and libraries are the way to bring together search and storage locations and multiple computers. The idea of both of these is to integrate deeply with the Windows desktop experience. These are opportunities for [developers and their] software to really work seamlessly through and across and with Windows. It's an opportunity for [developers] to differentiate [their] software, and an opportunity to participate in the personalization, the choice, and the control that Windows 7 promises end users,” Sinofsky stated.


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Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Windows-7-Desktop-97056.shtml
 

twistereli

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i like the fact that they're working on a better system
i don't like the fact that they are making new stuff and still let the vista users drown in the bugs
 

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twistereli link said:
i like the fact that they're working on a better system
i don't like the fact that they are making new stuff and still let the vista users drown in the bugs
100% Agreed, Vista Fails, Get ubuntu my friend.
 

ThaPwnZ0r

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almost no games works on ubuntu, vista dosnt fail its you're computer that sucks, get a HP pc and tell me if it still fails :wink:
 
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Infrasound

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looks cool!
But I think they should change the logo....it reminds me of vista every time I see the logo.
 

ThaPwnZ0r

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for god sake WINDOWS 7 IS VISTA they just upgraded it!
 

walkinpp

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I know someone who was there. They gave him the Windows 7 M1 release or whatever the current release was.
 

ThaPwnZ0r

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lol ! i had windows 7 since 2 months back,  take that  !
someone who worked for microsoft leached the windows 7 BETA on the net, dont believe me? i wish i could post but its warez :P
 

HexFlash

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Infrasound link said:
looks cool!
But I think they should change the logo....it reminds me of vista every time I see the logo.
ya ik that logo is so....... vista!!
 

OwlOwl

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It's just a copy of Mac OS X, as you can see, it would be nice if it didn't steal the dock off OSX.
 

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ThaPwnZ0r link said:
almost no games works on ubuntu, vista dosnt fail its you're computer that sucks, get a HP pc and tell me if it still fails :wink:
Get a new pc lol it aint my pc that sucks it yours that can't dual boot ubuntu
 
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it looks like vista but the start menu is like aero. Its annoying that loads of people went out to buy vista and then they make a new OS. They should just do it as a massive service pack.
 
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it looks like vista but the start menu is like aero. Its annoying that loads of people went out to buy vista and then they make a new OS. They should just do it as a massive service pack.
I agree, that would be a great idea
 
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M0nk3h

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Apparently windows 7 "is going to be build more for the consumer" lol i recently watched a video of a windows tech guy presenting all the windows versions in virtual pc and he said 1 of the windows paints programme looked like photoshop!! LOL
 

illage2

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In my opinion it should be made free for Windows Vista users.

I don't see why we should have to pay out more money, I only got my Vista laptop a few weeks ago :pensive:
 

illage2

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Jordan link said:
[quote author=henryjsaunders link=topic=3759.msg39438#msg39438 date=1227275542]
it looks like vista but the start menu is like aero. Its annoying that loads of people went out to buy vista and then they make a new OS. They should just do it as a massive service pack.
I agree, that would be a great idea
[/quote]

Indeed, I agree.
 
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