I’d like to share some funny lines I found in BBC’s article : MS Windows 7 goes on a public test
Let’s start with funny quotes.
Windows 7 has been designed to be compatible with Vista so users do not have to invest in new hardware.
That is a good news, because you already bought new top-notch hardware to run Vista.
Windows 7 will also have “comparable system requirements” to Vista, which should mean that if your PC is capable of running Vista it will also run the new version.
If you still haven’t bought new top-notch machine, you should get it now!
“Vista is the fastest selling operating system of all time and, in percentage terms, enterprise moved to Vista faster than it did to XP [an earlier version of Windows],” he said.
Typography error: not ‘selling’ but ‘failing’.
“The timeline stated all along is that we are targeting Windows 7 within three years of of the launch of Vista and that would be the end of January 2010.
“We feel quite confident we are on trajectory that will deliver on that promise. But the exact timing will be based on quality.”
3 years for a fix? Confident? Not sure, though. May be 4 or 5?
“We were able to shave 400 milliseconds off the shutdown time by slightly trimming the WAV file shutdown music.
OMG, 400 milliseconds speed improvements! System will now shut down 0.4 seconds faster than Vista. Clearly worth to mention.
A version of Windows 7 will also be available for netbooks, but with some caveats.
The Windows 7 Starter Edition will have limitations on how many applications can be used concurrently on a machine in order to preserve performance.
Why don’t say publicly: 3. Windows explorer, Antivirus, and one of your choice. Otherwise can’t run on netbook (see quote above, where equalizes it’s requirements with Vista).