This week Jon leads a discussion about our first impressions of Windows 7 Beta 1.
- Previously bundled features are now distribued via Windows Live – good or bad?
- Is the Windows Live suite just a standardized crapware?
- Where’s our Photo Gallery?
- Windows Marketplace???
- Missing an ISO Mounter
- The out of box experience
- Window docking
- Windows Explorer – side by side
- Discoverability – shortcuts, etc.
- “New features” that were already in Vista
- New Wordpad and Paint with ribbons
- Same old Notepad
- Kevin’s underwhelmed with the updates to Paint
- Could Windows Live Essentials include some friends, like Paint.NET?
- Hey, a new calculator!
- Problem Steps Recorder
- Send Feedback
- Nothing new for Remote Desktop?
- Virtual Hard Drive support, but we want application virtualization
- Distribution – why not via BitTorrent?
- IE8 is still the same old IE8 that we know and meh
- Windows Scenic Animation API
- Looks like the API’s still all C++ and COM
- The Vista Bridge project
- The Ribbon control has graduated from an Office control to Windows
- No WPF?
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Herding Code 32: Windows 7 First Impressions