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"Microsoft will reduce the number of User Account Control (UAC) prompts in Windows 7.

 

UAC is a nagging feature that repeatedly pops up in Vista as security alerts that block some users from accessing applications they are authorized to use.

 

Windows 7, which is expected to be generally available in 2009, will also do away with such applications as mail, calendar, movie maker and photo gallery that were part of Vista. Instead, these applications will be available as downloads from Windows Live."

 

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"Microsoft will reduce the number of User Account Control (UAC) prompts in Windows 7.

 

UAC is a nagging feature that repeatedly pops up in Vista as security alerts that block some users from accessing applications they are authorized to use.

 

Windows 7, which is expected to be generally available in 2009, will also do away with such applications as mail, calendar, movie maker and photo gallery that were part of Vista. Instead, these applications will be available as downloads from Windows Live."

 

Article here

 

 

The first thing I turned off in Vista!

 

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So is this Windows 7 supposed to be an 'update' to Vista or what? Doesn't sound like a major upgrade.

 

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There has been speculation to why Microsoft decided to name this operating system "Windows 7". In early October 2008 Microsoft's Mike Nash gave this explanation:

 

“ Simply put, this is the seventh release of Windows, so therefore "Windows 7" just makes sense. The decision to use the name Windows 7 is about simplicity."

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7

 

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From anything I've come across it seems that MS is just going to release 'Vista SE' (probably with a new jazzy name) and try selling that as the 'latest and greatest'

 

As that article pointed out, it will be slimmed down with other stuff being removed (the DRM end will probably stay unfortunately)

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So is this Windows 7 supposed to be an 'update' to Vista or what? Doesn't sound like a major upgrade.

 

From what I gather from talking with people in the industry, it's considered a "downgrade update" in that the bloat has been taken out. Yup...oddly enough it's upgrading by removing things. In this case it's supposed to be a good thing.

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