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    Whats the "lighthouse" icon next to the LAN icon in the notification area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    Under any normal circumstances it would be Vista R2 but they're trying the usual business trick... if it ain't working change the branding and hope for the best
    Apple are doing something similar with OSX 10.6 aka snow leopard. Probably not a lot of difference UI wise, emphasising stability and discreet changes.

    I think part of the reason for going for a brand new OS name rather than merely a point upgrade is becuase of the seriously bad press vista had. It's hard to imagine how Vista's first six months could have been any worse. Even now despite a lot of the positive noises a lot of mud has stuck, and Windows 7 through appropriate marketing is a chance for M$ to undo some of the damage. All they have to do now is think carefully about upgrade pricing and not let the release date slip too much.

    I think it'll be a winner.....it's just a question of when business and education will be ready and willing to embrace it. Windows 7 business SP1 perhaps ?

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    I think part of the reason for going for a brand new OS name rather than merely a point upgrade is becuase of the seriously bad press vista had.
    I would have to agree with this, Windows 7 is essentially a polished Vista with some added features and the bonus of having had time for mature drivers to be released.

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    Problem is... if it looks like Vista, feels like Vista then MS are gonna have a hard time persuading people to shell out more . They need to change that UI a bit to fix the stuff people don't like in Vista now and make it stand out as a new product rather than a rather pricey service pack

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    Some good info here (from Mark Minasi) on new features in 7: http://www.minasi.com/win7ppt.pdf

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    I cant figure out how to change the start menu to the classic menu ??

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    That article is a joke tbh.
    Look at:
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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    I cant figure out how to change the start menu to the classic menu ??
    Has anyone managed it? I really am at a loss..

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    Build 6956

    Build 6956, had a play yet?

    Its pretty tidy and running in VirtualBox well.
    Last edited by Theblacksheep; 8th December 2008 at 08:17 PM.

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    classic start menu back yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    classic start menu back yet?
    Not found it yet...

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    I need to ask..

    WHY are people so keen on the classic SM?

    My LM prefers it..

    I find it a pain now - prob cos I'm used to the XP/Vista ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    I need to ask..

    WHY are people so keen on the classic SM?

    My LM prefers it..

    I find it a pain now - prob cos I'm used to the XP/Vista ones...
    tbh I agree, the new SM's are better imho and I basically use the last 10 programs most so it makes it faster to run for me. Vista's start menu search is awesome too (for shortcuts at least)

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    I liked the XP one, don't like the Vista one though, it needs to expand out it's a nightmare being restricted to that little square

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