What's New: Microsoft Previews Windows 7

Microsoft released a preview of Windows 7 today, the successor to Windows Vista, and explained its five key themes:

  • Mobile computing (energy efficiency, security, moving between networks, location-aware printing)
  • Services design (focus on core capabilities of the OS, removing client applications for communications and user experience)
  • Personalization (Windows 7 will adapt to how users interact with their PC)
  • Entertainment optimization
  • Compatibility and stability (the goal is to have all Vista-compatible devices work with Windows 7)

A beta release of Windows 7 is planned for early 2009, with general availability in early 2010.

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2008 04:59 pm CDT

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