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It is said that will be unleashed in 2010. .with lot of cool things on it ..One of them is removing the keyboard and the mouse and navigating the system via microphone .
But think of how awesome it would be. Being able to control your computer with gestures. Sorta like the Wii, but without the remote to hold.
First, it's an option, not a mandatory thing. I've started using my computer as my TV/Home Theatre. Think about how easy it'll be to be in bed, talk into a cordless microphone and say "TV on", "Play Movie <title>", or "Record Show, then power off." All while never getting up. Then just think about if you had a very sensitive microphone hooked up to it and you control your light housing off it. "Computer, Lights On." Star Trek anyone? The thing about it coming with the OS is that it's got to a point where the voice recognition (VR) software is becoming more perfected, and needs less manual tuning.I thought it was called Midori...? And the main idea was to increase the usage of cloud computing and thin clients... not to make the os unusable in a noisy room?
You should read up on this a little more. Windows 7 was always planned to be the successor of WinXP. It was planned for release I think in 2005, but the Blaster Worm and other like worms/virus in 2003 caused Microsoft to focus on patching XP, which became the more stable service pack 2 (SP2). This postponed Win7, but MS decided to release another OS (Vista). Vista is basically WinXP with some of the planned enhancements that Win7 was going to introduce, which is part of the reason why people don't advise getting Vista if you already have XP.Microsoft is now workin on Windows 7 and cancelled Vista sp2 becoz it sucked..and I pretty much sure that this will be a boom in the IT no matter whether you'll use keyboard & mouse or just audio msgs .
I'm hearing that Windows 7 might be coming as soon as June 2009 to OEM installs.
Vista is basically WinXP with some of the planned enhancements that Win7 was going to introduce, which is part of the reason why people don't advise getting Vista if you already have XP. To make a long story short, Win7 is going to be the official upgrade to WinXP and should fix some of Vistas shortcomings (like security popups, etc).
Personally, I think that releasing a new OS so soon is ridiculous. Vista is now the most common thing among computers, above xp etc. Why spend all that time making vista, only to release a new one in a few years.
IMO I say they should focus on vista development such as security packs etc for a while then build a new one.