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    News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Windows Vista's six editions have been blamed for causing consumer confusion, but will Windows 7 follow a similar trend?
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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Of course there will be a number of editions.......else they can't fleece people who need domain access.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Will the be 32 and 64 bit flavours as well or are they going to dump 32bit this time round so manufacturers have to sort out drivers which work under the 64bit OS or else they can't slap a Windows 7 compatible sticker on the side!

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    And anyone with a main computer and a laptop might find Remote Desktop a worthwhile feature, but if they follow in Vista's footsteps, it won't be available to the average customer.
    As someone who has a high-spec desktop and a low-spec laptop from a few years ago, I regularly Remote Desktop to my main computer (in my bedroom) using my laptop (in my living room). Means I get no performance hit from having multiple applications open, and can run more powerful programs, with the comfort and sociability of being in the living room. But I was forced to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Vista Ultimate to take advantage of this because Microsoft, in their wisdom, decided it was purely a business feature, and did not include it in Home Premium; a pain, since I use no other features of Ultimate that aren't in Premium.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Will the be 32 and 64 bit flavours as well or are they going to dump 32bit this time round so manufacturers have to sort out drivers which work under the 64bit OS or else they can't slap a Windows 7 compatible sticker on the side!
    speaking totally fictional (i think), id also prfer 64 bit only, means less work for developers of software not having to code twice and its about time we all moved forward...

    but does some software nowadays not even work on 64bit? gonna alienate alot of people especially companies in the chance they upgrade or cant upgrade since thier 1997 (or whatever year ) software doesnt work..

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    Will the be 32 and 64 bit flavours as well or are they going to dump 32bit this time round so manufacturers have to sort out drivers which work under the 64bit OS or else they can't slap a Windows 7 compatible sticker on the side!
    There was a Hexus article recently, they will unfortunately have 32-bit editions, but for a Windows 7 compatibility sticker for software, the software must support the 64-bit OS.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    There probably won't be any major push to drop 32-bit support until Netbooks have 64-bit processors.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    There was a Hexus article recently, they will unfortunately have 32-bit editions, but for a Windows 7 compatibility sticker for software, the software must support the 64-bit OS.
    It doesn't have to support 64bit any more than it already did for Vista

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    The link in the article be dead
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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    It doesn't have to support 64bit any more than it already did for Vista
    But at least at the time of release, many more people will be running >3GB RAM than at the time of Vista's launch, and thus more 64-bit OS's. If they want to target customers/users, they'll have to switch to 64-bit.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Its the Driver Protection bit that cracks me up.

    Basically they can say a big FU to NVidia and the like who cause so many BSODs with their drivers. Simple disable them.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    The link in the article be dead
    Dangel, just checked mate but the link appears to be working ok.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Quote Originally Posted by jackvdbuk View Post
    speaking totally fictional (i think), id also prfer 64 bit only, means less work for developers of software not having to code twice and its about time we all moved forward...

    but does some software nowadays not even work on 64bit? gonna alienate alot of people especially companies in the chance they upgrade or cant upgrade since thier 1997 (or whatever year ) software doesnt work..
    The only software which should have any issues running on 64bit are those with 16bit components.

    Microsoft was trying to get developers to move away from 16 bit code as far back as 1995.....The only thing I have tried installing that has failed on a 64bit OS was "Monkey Island 4" which I tried to install on XP64.....that was around 3 years ago and the game was already around 5 years old at that point!

    There are still a few apps that work at a very low-level that have issues but that's mainly because they try and install a device driver of some description....and do not have 64bit ones available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parm View Post
    Dangel, just checked mate but the link appears to be working ok.
    Weird - i got a page not found (microsoft generated) earlier but now it's back up!
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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    No word on any Windows 7 Ultimate Extras, yet.
    Shame.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 feature list hints at multiple editions

    Surely MS would be criticized no matter what they do?

    Release one edition and people will complain they are paying for features they don't use, release many and people complain they are being fleeced for that single enterprise level feature they happen to use.

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