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Mailbag: All Eyes on Windows 7

As the beta for Windows 7 approaches, one reader looks forward to trying it out, while another wonders about its multi-core support:

I'm hoping Windows 7 will be better than Vista and will work with much less RAM. I'm hoping to be able to get a copy of the beta version of Windows 7 to run on one of my test machines I have at the house.

I'm a contractor working for the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps building systems to send to troops around the world. We have access to an MSDN subscription and I've already gotten calls about getting the beta version of Win 7 when it comes out to test for possible deployment later on. Time will tell.
-Bob

With all the talk lately about Windows 7, the one piece I don't recall seeing anything about is (better) support for multiple CPU cores. Do you have any information about this? My understanding is that even Vista, developed during the launch of multi-core CPUs, didn't have great support (outside of the server, anyway). Any information about how Windows 7 fares?
-Dave

What do you think? Leave a comment below or send an e-mail to [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on December 08, 2008 at 11:53 AM


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