Perfection at it’s best! That’s what people telling me about Windows 7 Beta version (Build 7000), leaked last month December 2008. I have talked to people who are using Windows 7 beta build 7000 and all they say, “It’s flawless! It works wonderfully! It’s beautiful! It’s Incredibly stable!”.
Beta version of Windows 7 has beaten out both Windows Vista and Windows XP in multiple real-world speed tests, some of these tests are boot-up timings, shut-down timings, file maneuvers, installations and other common tasks. It’s great to see Microsoft bringing better performing Windows which uses a lot less resources compare to MS Win Vista.
One of the engineer of Microsoft stated that in Windows 7 they used a small fixed set of memory that doesn’t grow as you open more Windows, so, that mean you can open more and more windows and they will launch faster consuming less memory of the system.
Windows 7 is better looking, better performing and much more customizable then any of the previous Windows, the most noticeable change is in the design of the desktop environment to improve user experience specially the taskbar, the icon-only Taskbar interface. Smart Folder-esque Libraries.
Aero Snap it is a convenient feature to organize your open windows while you are working on multiple applications.
Aero Peek it is peek-only feature that will let you see what is on the desktop without minimizing all your applications, a better feature than Alt + Tab or Vista’s Flip 3D but you won’t be able to interact with your desktop.
Windows 7 will not come with these applications pre-installed, Windows Messenger, MS Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Toolbar, or Family Safety, all these items will be obtainable only through Windows Live Essentials. Windows Live Essentials is a suite of downloadable programs for your Windows PC, including Windows Messenger, MS Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Toolbar, and Family Safety.
The OS will have Internet Explorer 8, Paint, WordPad, Windows Media Player built-in to it.
Fewer steps of Windows 7 Operating System installation will allow you to install it within 20 minutes in high-end systems. Another great thing about Windows 7 is its compatibility with hardware and software.
Official Windows 7 Beta version is expected in January 2009, so, be ready for your first peek at real stuff real soon.
Yeah, there is a fish on the desktop but it doesn’t swim, so, don’t ask. 😀