Recently, Microsoft launched the Engineering Windows 7 blog in which they want to start a two-way discussion about how their engineering team is working on Windows Vista’s successor – Windows 7. I believe this is a nice start and, if they keep their word, Windows 7 is expected to be one of the most exciting Windows releases ever.
Considering the fact that Windows 7 will be built on the same core architecture as Windows Vista, a good start would be to fix the main issues in Windows Vista and refine some of its unpolished features.
In order to help out the Microsoft engineering team to deliver an even better operating system, I think it would be great to have our readers point out the areas which they believe to be necessarily improved in Windows 7, starting from the experience they’re having on Windows Vista.
This is our chance to make our voices heard, so… let’s take advantage of it. To kick off the discussions, I will start with some of the things I believe to be worth improving in Windows 7:
- Number of versions and pricing – Windows Vista comes in too many flavors and prices. The average user is not exactly a technology enthusiast and doesn’t know the differences between versions. Having Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate and other versions, raised lots of questions and confused many of our readers when choosing their version. I honestly think that Microsoft should keep things simple and launch only a Business Version and a Home Version of Windows 7;
- Visual Customization – while working on the Pimp My Windows Vista series of articles, I’ve learned how hard it can be to customize all visual aspects of Windows Vista. Things which were once simple, like changing the Windows Theme, now involve replacing system files with modified versions which allow you to install and use custom themes found on the Internet. Every user should be able to easily change things such as the Windows Theme or the Logon Screen.
I’m sure that many other things can be added to the list, so don’t hesitate to leave your comments.
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