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Windows 7 May Ship Sooner Than Expected

The next Windows client will probably ship before most of you even move to Vista. Windows 7, as it's currently called, may ship late next year.

I'm hoping that Microsoft re-architects the Windows client to truly exploit multicore processors. The OS itself could be more multithreaded so operations are distributed against processors. It could make the multitasking -- instead of largely sharing a single processor -- work across the cores. And Microsoft could revamp the API to make it easier for developers to parallelize their apps.

What is your experience with dual and multicore desktops? Are you thrilled or disappointed in their performance? Let me know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on January 21, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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