Monday, December 1, 2008

Windows 7 viana screen shot| Windows 7| Blackcomb| Vienna screen shot| download Windows 7 Beta

Windows 7 or Windows Vienna or Blackcomb is the operating system by Microsoft. After Windows Vista was released in 2007, Microsoft planned its new upgraded version of Vista that is Vienna.

Unlike its predecessor, Windows 7 is intended to be an incremental upgrade to Vista, with the goal of being fully compatible with device drivers, applications, and hardware with Windows Vista is already compatible with.

Bill Gates in an interview said that "the next version of Windows would be more user-centric." Gates later added that Windows 7 will also focus on performance improvements.

On 27 December 2008 Windows 7 Beta was leaked onto the Internet. According to a performance test by ZDNet, Windows 7 Beta has beaten both Windows XP and Vista in several key areas, including boot and shutting down time, working with files and loading documents, etc..

From 7 January 2009, the 64- bit version of the Windows Vienna available on the web. You can also download beta version of Blackcomb/ Windows 7 from Microsft's technet. But it is available upto february 12th only.

So, now its time for know which hardware configuration Microsoft recommended for Windows 7?

Processor Speed :- 1 GHz (Either 32-bit or 64-bit)
Memory(RAM) :- 1 GB
Graphics card :- DirectX 9.0 capable
Graphics Memory :- 128 MB (For Windows Aero)
HDD free space :- 16GB
Other Drives :- DVD-ROM
Audio :- Audio output

Below are few screen shots of Windows 7

Microsoft announced its Language Interface Packs (LIP) in 12 Indian languages - Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Hindi, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu - for MS Office and Windows.

Microsoft has also announced a total of 45 additional virtual keyboards for these languages. Even Windows live available in seven Indian Languages - Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.

Microsoft has not taken rest here, it introduced Captions Language Interface Pack (CLIP) in Hindi, Malayalam, Oriya, and Tamil. CLIP uses a tool tip caption to display translations for user interface items in Visual Studio 2008.

Also one more good news for Indians in Windows 7 beta version is also available in Hindi

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