Windows 7 is coming

Microsoft have announced a few details for the upcoming release of Windows 7 (don’t get too excited its slated for 2010) including a streamlined taskbar, a refined alerts process and better file management.

Microsoft have announced a few details for the upcoming release of Windows 7 (don’t get too excited its slated for 2010) including a streamlined taskbar, a refined alerts process and better file management.

It is expected that the first Beta of the program will be available as early as the first quarter of next year. Microsoft has promised that Windows 7 will iron out many of the issues users have found with WIndows Vista.

According to reports by AP the following features were revealed:

Taskbar: Streamlined for fewer redundant buttons. Users can drag icons to customize placement. Faster switching between applications and files. Right-clicking on program icons reveals recent documents or key features.

Alerts: Users gaining the ability to see fewer nagging notices, warnings and pop-up windows.

Networking: Joining home wireless networks more intuitive and automatic. Easier sharing of files among home PCs and printers.

File management: Windows’ “libraries” automatically gather similar files such as photos, from PC, external hard drive and other networked PCs and display them together.

Unlike the upgrade to Vista which left many users with compatibility issues for their peripheral devices, Microsoft has stressed that the Windows 7upgrade should be trouble free as the OS uses the same kernal as Vista and Windows Server 2008 – so all of the devices and applications that work with those operating systems should also run on Windows 7.

Microsoft also revealed the new OS will feature a touch screen interface….

Stay tuned for more details as they come to hand…

Source: AP

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