Windows 7 is soon to invade our market and is rumored to be scheduled for release in Oct 2009. To help people out here are some of the things that one can expect from this new version of Microsoft Windows.
So what does this new Windows 7 include and why is it called Windows 7?
- Windows 3.0, 3.1 and 3.11 were the first public versions of Windows, and they used version numbers as part of their official names.
- The following version, Windows 95, was then officially Windows 4.0. Windows 98 and Me were just minor updates of that fourth version (4.10 and 4.90 respectively).
- The next step is Windows 2000 - that is, Windows 5 – followed by Windows XP which was again a minor update (5.1).
- Then there it comes Windows Vista, which obviously corresponds to the sixth version of Windows.
- And finally Windows 7, which was used as a codename for this version but which has finally become the official name for the next Windows version.
As for new features in Windows 7, it’s going to look very similar to Vista. In general, the new Windows 7 File Manager is going to be an evolution of Windows Vista’s shell and will allegedly include a new menu system based on the Office 2008 “ribbon” toolbar.
Gadgets in Windows 7 will also be embedded in the File Explorer. There will be improved and updated versions of Paint and WordPad, an enhanced Start menu and toolbar and also a more complete Control Panel with many new items.
You should always take into account that these are all just rumors that will – or will not - be confirmed as Microsoft works on the new OS. In fact, according to the schedule published on its website, the next PDC 2008 (which will take place at the end of October) will host a special event where Microsoft intends to reveal a more detailed information about the new features in Windows 7.Here is a video presentation of what you can expect from Windows 7 with regards to features: