Windows 7: Transformation Pack for Windows XP

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Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 7 (Codenamed Vienna) is not going to be released until early 2010, However, fresh rumors claim the release date to be June 3, 2009 – whatever the case maybe, we are not going to see the new OS anytime soon, so here we have another cool Windows Vienna Transformation Pack for Windows XP.

Winodws 7/Vienna Transformation Pack Features :

* Vienna Navigator.
* Cool Superbar.
* Windows 7 Visual Styles.
* Sounds.
* Windows 7 wallpapers.
* Cursor Set.
* Windows Vienna Logon Screen.
* Windows Vienna Bootskin.
* All the required applications to apply these effects.

For starters, even the early build of Windows 7 feels like a fast, stable environment. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes to make the OS more usable, one monumental improvement being how video memory is allocated for unseen windows. (Hint: It’s not.) The result is a highly responsive machine that gets decent battery life. Though specs aren’t out yet, Windows boss Steve Sinofsky confirmed that it could run on systems with just 1GB of RAM.

One particularly impressive demo we can’t wait to try is the ability to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. From start to finish, the installation took roughly 30 minutes, a dramatic improvement over the slow upgrade process in Vista.

That lineup of features only begins to scratch the surface. I haven’t mentioned IE8, or the many Windows Live Essentials applications that will be bundled with most OEM machines, or themes, or … Well, you get the idea.

So, is this a major release or not? After seeing the lengthy list of new features and the small improvements in so many aspects of everyday Windows use, I’m inclined to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt and say, yes, it probably is.

The real test, of course, will come when release candidates are available and we finally get a chance to measure performance. Can Windows 7 really boot in 20 seconds or less and perform impressively on a low-powered netbook? If it can, it deserves to be called a major upgrade.

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~ by iFFa on November 5, 2008.

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