Thanks for reading this post. But you don't really believe that I know more about Windows 7 than you, do you? Sorry for luring you into this, but the same thing just happened to me. I read an interview at Cnet with Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's Windows chief. Wait, wait, don't click on the link so fast. The interview is seven printed pages long and you can save yourself time if you read my version. It contains all the relevant info:
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Ina Fried: Thanks for giving me an interview about Windows 7.
Steven Sinofsky: You are welcome.
Ina Fried: What will be the new features of Windows 7?
Steven Sinofsky: I don't tell you.
Ina Fried: Hmm, but why?
Steven Sinofsky: Responsibility.
Ina Fried: I see. What CAN you tell me?
Steven Sinofsky: Windows 7 will be great!
Ina Fried: Anything else?
Steven Sinofsky: Nope!
Ina Fried: Just a little more?
Steven Sinofsky: By the way, did I tell you that Windows Vista is great too?
Ina Fried: Yeah sure, but Windows 7…
Steven Sinofsky: Come on!
Ina Fried: Poooooleeeese!
Steven Sinofsky: Sorry, but I have to go now.
Ina Fried: Thank you for the interview.
Well, I can understand that Microsoft is a bit worried about releasing more information of Windows 7 now. There were many announcements about Vista during its developing phase. Then, Microsoft had to cancel a couple of important features and so, Vista bashing started before it was even released. However, I doubt somehow that this new strategy is working any better. Just consider the stir this interview has caused in the blogosphere. Ed Bott collected some of the nicest reactions.
Another explanation for this new information policy is that even Microsoft doesn't really know what will be included in Windows 7. There have already been so many rumors about its new features. The most interesting one was about this new mini kernel. Now I read, at the Vista blog, that this was just speculation. I wonder where all this speculation comes from? Are people inventing these things?
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Anyway, if you belong to those who want to skip Vista and wait for Windows 7, you should ask yourself if you really know for what you are actually waiting.