Microsoft's Guided Tour of the Windows 7 Taskbar

As we pointed out in our Windows 7 walkthrough » 11/03/08 5:00pm 11/03/08 5:00pm, one of the biggest improvements to the UI is the taskbar. It is hard to explain new features like "Peek" and how the functionality of the taskbar has evolved without actually showing you how it works—so this video should do a lot to clear things up. All-in-all it looks…

Microsoft Shows Windows 7 Running on Asus EeePC

Windows honcho Steve "Don't Blame Me For Vista, I Was Running Office At The Time" Sinofsky hinted that he would whip out an impressively low-powered device to show how skinny Windows 7 can get. Sure enough, today at his keynote at PDC 2008, he waved a Asus EeePC running Win 7 with a 1GHz processor and just 1GB of RAM.… » 10/28/08 2:20pm 10/28/08 2:20pm

Windows 7 Walkthrough, Boot Video and Impressions

Like Elvis in '68, Microsoft is itching for a "comeback," and Windows 7 is the perfect excuse. In fact, this week in LA at the Professional Developers Conference » 10/28/08 12:00pm 10/28/08 12:00pm, Windows 7 officially shoved Vista aside. Having suffered through the often deserved criticisms of that ill-fated OS installment, Microsoft's people are…

Fake Boy Band Ushers In Windows 7, Makes Vista Years Seem Classy

Apparently, a simple blog post » 10/06/08 8:20pm 10/06/08 8:20pm about getting Windows 7 early by attending Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC) in October or the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in November wasn't enough. No, Microsoft had to drive the point home by getting a fake boy band to sing a song about PDC, and…