What is not in Windozes Vista?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dpertell, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. dpertell macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2003
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Those people from Redmond had big plans for its next OS. It was suppose to have a make up of three or four major components. What were/are them? And what will not make it to market in the fall of 2006 or eary 2007?
  2. timswim78 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    WinFS, the new Windows File System, is one of the big things. It will be released a little bit after Vista comes out.

    The new UI, Aero, will be released with Vista.

    Windows desktop search, will be released with Vista.

    IE 7 will be in Vista.

    New user account controls, will be released with Vista.

    Speech Recognitions, will be released with Vista.

    Microsoft Mail, a replacement for Outlook Express, will be released with Vista.

    Windows Calendar, Windows Photo Gallery, and other minor stuff, will be released with Vista.
  3. virus1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2004
    gee. those specs seem to be awfully similar to another os i seem to be framiliar with.. :rolleyes:
  4. progx macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2003
    Western NY
    MS better churn out a Windows soon. or many of its user base is going to think it's dead.

    actually here's something: Windows users, don't feel bad just because they want to make XBOXs for the rest of their lives. Apple users are feeling what it's like to be second wheel to the iPod for the past 4 years. :D

    seriously though, they need to get it out.

    from the screenshots i've seen, the GUI looks pretty sharp, i have to applaud that. what i've heard though, pardon me while i use a direct quote i heard, "vista, my friend is testing it, he says it runs like s***."

    in the words of Carl Palmer on the pending Asia reunion, "Only Time Will Tell."
  5. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    And WinFS won't even require Vista. Microsoft plans on back-porting it for Windows XP and 2003.
  6. jer2eydevil88 macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2004
    Anywhere from 40 - 60% of the new enhancements to come out in Vista will be packaged into XP SP3 to keep customers happy and compatible with Vista Server's. Windows XP users can expect WinFS, IE 7, Microsoft Mail and other under the hood enhancements.

    I expect they can also expect a solid 50 - 100 patches in the first year. Just like every other OS M$ has released this one will have many highly publicized flaws.
  7. VanNess macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    Originality and innovation.

    Not in 06, 07, or any other year that Gates and Balmer are still running the operation.
  8. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    ...missing functionality in the ports, of course.

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