Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Windows 7 Unveiled

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In case you didn’t know, Windows 7 was unveiled last night at PDC 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Prominent MS bloggers like Paul Thurrott, Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, Tom Warren of Neowin plus others have covered the event live via their respective blogs via CoveritLive.

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This is the new Win7 taskbar, reminiscent of OSX dock but much more under the hood.

In Windows 7, the Taskbar is a different animal, and you might think of it as a combination of the Quick Launch toolbar and the classic Taskbar, where you can mix and match shortcuts for favorite applications, folders, and other file system objects with buttons representing running applications and open windows. All of these buttons--for lack of a better word--look identical. They're square glass buttons. Running apps and open windows are represented by buttons that have a visible border. Shortcuts for favorite apps and other objects have no borders. – WinSupersite

The taskbar also changes color depending on the app running called “hot-track”. So let’s say you hover above the MS Excel Program icon sitting on the taskbar, it would show a green glow, hover it to MS PowerPoint you get a red glow. cool eh? Watch the demo below from

Even the revamped calculator and MS Paint looks cool!

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Compiled Windows 7 videos on the next post. So far, I’m impressed!

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