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Windows 7 Alpha Coming on October 27

Microsoft has announced that the attendees of its Professional Developers Conference in LA this month would be among the first to get a feel of Windows 7. We have already previewed some of the features of Windows 7 here on Sizlopedia. It will be interesting to see which of those features actually make this release.

The participants of the PDC would each get a 160 GB hard drive pre-loaded with all the developer documentation needed for Windows 7, along with a possible “alpha build” of the OS pre-installed. We already know that huge enhancements would be made to the desktop and the native applications, while there will also be new APIs to play around with.

The above image is from Microsoft Paint, which would see a major facelift since its Windows 95 installment. Similar enhancements are expected in a lot of applications while the Sidebar may be omitted from the design. But that doesn’t mean, that the Widgets would be gone altogether. You can now add them to the desktop directly.

In built support for Cloud Computing is also expected thanks to “Windows Cloud”, as well as a preinstalled version of .NET Framework 4.0. We will keep you updated with further details as they are unveiled so be sure to stick around.



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  • Leo the Parisian October 3, 2008, 2:12 am

    Can’t be any worse than Vista…can it be ? (Bad memories from windows Me which was finally worse than 98…)

  • Mahajs July 9, 2010, 5:53 pm


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