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 PostPost subject: Microsoft has Windows 7 surprises up its sleeve        Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:30 am 
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Microsoft is planning a couple of major new announcements around Windows 7 with the forthcoming release of the Release Candidate.

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At a briefing at Microsoft's London headquarters today, the company's Windows OEM manager, Laurence Painell told PC Pro that there will be a "couple of additional, quite major announcements" in the coming weeks.

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http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/250678/micr ... leeve.html

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I have just received an invite to a partners "roadshow" on the 14th April. I am not jumping to conclusions, but -- Release date??


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Didn't Microsoft said that Windows 7 is feature complete since beta 1? maybe it was here all alone hidden?

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Day2Die wrote:
Didn't Microsoft said that Windows 7 is feature complete since beta 1? maybe it was here all alone hidden?


Yeah they sure did. it's plausible that they could've been hiding all along. but whatever it is, it's definitely a welcoming and exciting news for all~ :wink:
I just hope it's something incredibly sexy 8)

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The pillars of Longhorn :D


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The pillars of Longhorn :D


Hey, man can dream can't he?

lol they sure can dream mate
it'll be sic if they added WinFS :idea:

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Why does microsoft always seem to hide something? like in build 6801 for instance that we need the blue badge.

Aslo, Microsoft decide to sell Windows 7 starter to OEM for 4.99 US dollars, so if you are buying a netbook, enjoy the 3 apps limit.

source: http://74.125.19.132/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.thevista.ru/page.php%3Fid%3D11019&prev=_t&usg=ALkJrhgGFBpyWW-UuIjP-0m9WLi4OlDTAA

I hope they tweak Aero a bit since 90% of Windows 7 look like vista.

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Why does microsoft always seem to hide something? like in build 6801 for instance that we need the blue badge.

I hope they tweak Aero a bit since 90% of Windows 7 look like vista.


I guess they are following after Apple on being more secretive compared to the Vista development in order to "exceed the expectations" :P

And I agree on the need of some tweak for Aero... I don't think the change should be too significant so people'll think it's a completely different OS but enough eye candy that would make Windows 7 differentiation from Vista better to the general population.

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Microsoft is already in the Release Candidate stage for Windows 7.

In the Release Candidate state means that there are no significant changes to the GUI anymore.
Many bugfixes and cleaning up code and finishing of some new features or burshing up on old ones.

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Aslo, Microsoft decide to sell Windows 7 starter to OEM for 4.99 US dollars, so if you are buying a netbook, enjoy the 3 apps limit.


Make that 3 apps and 1 wallpaper that cant be changed. :D

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Microsoft is already in the Release Candidate stage for Windows 7.

In the Release Candidate state means that there are no significant changes to the GUI anymore.
Many bugfixes and cleaning up code and finishing of some new features or burshing up on old ones.

Maybe it is a feature that has been here all alone, hidden in the codes and not to be seen but is nothing now. More likely though, it is here in the pre-RC build, not hidden, but we just didn't notice since nobody told us about it.

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Aslo, Microsoft decide to sell Windows 7 starter to OEM for 4.99 US dollars, so if you are buying a netbook, enjoy the 3 apps limit.


Make that 3 apps and 1 wallpaper that cant be changed. :D

I bet somebody will make a patch that will bypass the 3 apps limit. Starter was negligible in Vista and XP because it was only available in emerging marker filled with pirates who never use it anyway. Think of all those Netbook use now!

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OG wrote:
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Aslo, Microsoft decide to sell Windows 7 starter to OEM for 4.99 US dollars, so if you are buying a netbook, enjoy the 3 apps limit.


Make that 3 apps and 1 wallpaper that cant be changed. :D


actually... they upped it to six
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Is the 3 app limit even relevent to the beta builds? Or is it something that will only be active in the RTM? I've seen nothing to suggest MS has upped the limit from 3 to 6.

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Is the 3 app limit even relevent to the beta builds? Or is it something that will only be active in the RTM? I've seen nothing to suggest MS has upped the limit from 3 to 6.


There's a 6 app limit in the current builds..

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yes there is a 6 app limit right now, but the help and support still says 3...
i wouldn't trust help and support though, alot of their stuff is wrong in it... *searches for examples and fails miserably* i remember a few back when i started using build 6801..

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pizzaboy192 wrote:
yes there is a 6 app limit right now, but the help and support still says 3...
i wouldn't trust help and support though, alot of their stuff is wrong in it... *searches for examples and fails miserably* i remember a few back when i started using build 6801..


You don't need a programmer to fix up the help and support. It's usually fixed in post RC builds.


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Is the 3 app limit even relevent to the beta builds? Or is it something that will only be active in the RTM? I've seen nothing to suggest MS has upped the limit from 3 to 6.


There's a 6 app limit in the current builds..


its a 3 app limit, but windows counts apps weirdly, so some apps don't count.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_7068_04.asp


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As you can see... there are six... you could test six third-party apps and get the same thing as six windows apps, it is just an incomplete help and support...

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6 apps sounds more lke a reasonable limit, but then most desktop users probably dont even run 6 apps at once and starter is destined primarily for netbooks from what I can gather (and developing countries where they only really need email for their 419's). It sounds likely that the upper limit may only be during beta builds, I still recon that the RTM release is likely to carry the 3 app limit. That's what has been stated and untill there is something to the contrary, assume the current limit is only temporary.

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