Archive for category Windows 7
For the past few years any one that had to visit a Microsoft website has seen, odds are, an advertisement for them to install Silverlight, Microsoft’s Flash competitor. You see, Microsoft has wanted a chunk of the “web app” pie, and for the longest time, that was Flash. If you wanted to do an App or a Movie or such that was easily done and put in to a web page, Flash was the Champ to use. But Microsoft wanted to change that, and this was actually what may be considered the Downfall of the .Net programming language toolkit…
Or late September
We’ve heard that the DirectX 11 capable, Microsoft-butt-saving Windows 7 operating system should be coming latest in Q4 2009. Some customers that depend on it have told us that they expect it either in September or October time.
Windows 7 brings high hopes, as everyone sees it as the next milestone and much better than Vista, but honestly we still don’t understand why so many people are against Vista as this operating system runs just fine, as long as you have enough memory.
Since RAM and storage memory are dirt cheap these days, we don’t think that people should worry that much. Just like the original Phenom K10 65nm, Vista was branded as broken from the day one, and this is tough to change.
This will be the first operating system in the history that will have lesser resource requirements than the previous version, but this is exactly what users have demanded, and since Microsoft is in the business of making the money, they won’t argue and they will give its customers what they want.
We still don’t know the fix date but out sources believe you can see the official Windows 7 either in late September or early October.
Possible RC-Escrow release
According to a new blog from Russian website Wzor, Microsoft’s Windows 7 team has reached a new development milestone and the latest Windows 7 build has jumped to 7105.
The new build was compiled on April 4th with the string 6.1.7105.0.winmain.090404-1235. Overall, the change log lists improved networking support, added support for some previously incompatible programs, added support for new drivers for various devices, extended support for sensory based displays, extras in the LP, small interface improvements, and small optimizations and changes in the kernel.
As it stands, Microsoft plans to release the Windows 7 RC-Escrow build sometime this month, so it is possible that there may be a leak within this week. On the other hand, the official public Release Candidate build is scheduled for May next month, while the Release to Manufacturing is scheduled for September in five months.
Just recently, Microsoft told its partners that Windows 7 RTM was delayed to September because developers and partners are currently unsatisfied with the builds. No specific reasons were mentioned other than the fact that there were still a few bugs. Nevertheless, if Microsoft’s schedule does not change, Windows 7 should officially be released in November and we hope no later than January 2010.