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Microsoft make announcement regarding Windows 7

Microsoft make announcement regarding Windows 7
Wednesday 29 Oct 2008 [11:53]

Microsoft were promising great things last year in the form of the way we use computers thanks to Microsoft Vista, the new version of its Windows system. However, after 18 months and plenty of criticism to follow, the company yesterday unveiled Vista's successor, Windows 7.

It is unlikely to go on sale for at least another year, but the operating system has attempted to fix a number of problems with Vista and to allow Microsoft to compete with a new generation of internet-based systems that are beginning to challenge its worldwide dominance.

Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie was showing off Windows 7 for the first time at a conference in Los Angeles. What Ray Ozzie unveiled was a vision of the future that took in mobile phones and the web as week as ordinary desktop PC's. "We are bringing the best of the web to Windows, and the best of Windows to the web," said Ozzie, who took over the company's strategy from co-founder Bill Gates.

Windows 7 may appear similar to Vista at first glance, but a number of promises and improvements have been made by Microsoft. Ray Ozzie said it would be faster and easier to use, and will include hi-tech bells and whistles such as support for a new generation of multi-touch screens similar to Apple's iPhone.

Also demonstrated was a version of Microsoft Office that will use internet to stores files, allowing users to pick up their documents from any online computer.

"We've done a lot of work around how you manage the windows, how you launch programs and how you manage the windows of the programs you've launched," said Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president for Windows.

It still remains to be seen if the memory of Vista can be erased by Windows 7, which could prove one of the most difficult product launches in history of the Seattle-based software company.

Initially trumpeted as the most important product of the decade, Vista fell behind schedule and eventually received a lukewarm reception from users. The lack of momentum has left Microsoft struggling while rivals such as Google and Apple have made significant advances.

 


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