Win7之家：Windows 7 - 从M3到Beta
有关Windows 7到底是三个大学本科子还是小本子的难点直接在三番四遍。与数年前的Windows 98比较，很四个人皆感到Windows 7只是Vista的改过版本，实际不是风流洒脱款革命性的制品。何况Windows 7首借使在修补，优化Vista中的一些事物，从视觉分界面到底层技能。这么些事实注解Windows 7只是二回小更新。
从Windows 7刚刚透揭示信息到今日，关于Windows 7的宣告时间，已经有了太多版本的推理。有说二〇〇八年七月的，有说二零一零年年末的，也许有说二零零六开春的，而以笔者之见，Windows 7的发表时间比大大多人想像中的要早得多。上面，作者也来对Windows 7举行局地绘影绘声的猜测。
但微软并不那样认为。而他们的理由首要汇聚在Windows 7中后生可畏层层的新特点上。作用，视觉效果上的纠正使得Windows 7成为了二回大立异。那样说来，Windows 7之于Vista，就一定于XP之于Windows 二零零零。分享底层代码但后出的在职能和分界面上更上豆蔻梢头层楼更加大。
今昔大家都驾驭微软将会在二〇〇七年7月时公开表露Windows 7的Beta版本，而那也将是唯生机勃勃的Beta版本，在这里之后，就轮到Windows 7 RC了，再后正是终极规范版了。笔者感到Windows 7最初会在二零二零年3月发布，与Windows Vista/Windows Server 二〇〇九 Service Pack 2 维持同步。因为实在，Windows 7和SP2共享了无数代码。其余，Windows 7的公然发卖日期不会晚于过大年10月。
据此Windows 7更像Windows 98照旧XP？那么些主题素材直接在座谈中，到现在也未有答案。但本人觉着Windows 7对2大类人群来讲都以值得更新的系统：1.数不完的Vista客户2.越来越多的遵守XP的顾客那使得Windows 7注定正是意气风发款主要的产品，越发是对此微软来说。
依赖本人的通晓，Vista SP2和Windows 7将会是软硬件包容性的底工，因而，Vista SP2和Windows 7分享了一些代码，这样一来，只借使SP2上能用的软件和设备，就必然能够在Windows 7中运作。
关于Windows 7的另一大探讨的看好就是微软会在曾几何时宣布Windows 7。对此微软并不是表露其余口风。但从大家早就观察的繁多M3版本看来，微软就如便捷就能公布那款付加物。就本身个人来说，微软将会在二〇一〇年6月发表Vista SP2的还要宣布Windows 7。而最初将会在二〇〇四年6月左右标准投放市镇。
而多年来，Windows 7 Beta已经败露并能够从英特网下载。近日，也是时候希望Windows 7正式版了。
I’ll be publishing this in Short Takes later this morning, but I thought it would be of interest here in the blog as well:
The debate over whether Windows 7 is a major or minor release continues. It's now clear that Windows 7 is a step up from Windows Vista and not a major evolutionary leap, something I compare to the Windows 98 release of a decade ago. It's also equally clear that much of the design imperative behind Windows 7 is aimed at fixing, or at least tweaking, virtually everything in Windows Vista, from the visual fluff to the technical underpinnings. These facts suggest that Windows 7 should be viewed as a minor upgrade. A pleasant one, but not a big deal.
There's been a lot of speculation about when Microsoft would ship Windows 7, its eagerly awaited follow-up to Windows Vista. So far, I've suggested that the company would ship Windows 7 far earlier than most people thought. But now I'm ready to make a number of more specific predictions myself, and add to the speculation.
Microsoft disagrees. And its basic premise seems to be that the vast addition of new features in Windows 7 makes this a major release. It is the functionality, the visual changes, that make this a big deal. In that sense, Windows 7 is to Vista as Windows XP was to Windows 2000: They share architectural underpinnings but the latter products, respectively, offer important visual and functional differences.
It's pretty widely known that Microsoft will ship a beta release (and a public one at that) of Windows 7 in January. This beta will be the only beta and it will be followed by a single release candidate build, and then the final version, all in quick succession. I expect Windows 7 to be finalized by April 2009 at the latest, and to be completed simultaneously with Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 , which is also due in April. (Windows 7 and SP2 share more code than people realize as well, by the way.) Windows 7 will be made broadly available to consumers and business customers no later than June 2009.
So is Windows 7 more like Windows 98 or XP? That's a debate I and others will engage in for some time to come. But I will say that Windows 7 is a nice enough upgrade that it will appeal to two big audiences: The hundreds of millions of people who have already adopted Windows Vista, and the several hundred million people who have opted to stick with XP. That alone makes Windows 7 a hugely important product, especially for Microsoft....
And those, folks, are my predictions for the release of Windows 7.
One other factoid: My understanding is that Vista SP2 and Windows 7 will be the baseline for both application and device compatibility going forward, and that’s a big part of the code sharing between these two releases. The idea is that if it works in Vista it will absolutely work in Windows 7 as well.