Windows Vienna

At A Glance

Publisher
Microsoft

Web
www.microsoft.com

Status
Unavailable

Introduced
Planned for Late 2009 or 2010

Latest
not available

Design
.net based

Type
Workstation/Server

Details

Summary

This will be the successor to Windows Vista. This was previously known under the code name “Blackcomb” but was changed in early 2006 to “Windows Vienna”. Initially Blackcomb was announced back in 2001 as a follow on to Vista. Windows Vienna may include features that were dropped from Vista such as the new file system. Additional new features may include a dramatically new UI and other new features from the Microsoft Development labs, such as GroupBar and LayoutBar.

Security will also be enhanced with applications and external access being placed in a secure sandbox that prevents any effects (i.e. damage or viruses) to other applications and the OS itself.

A few references exist on the Microsoft web site under Blackcomb, but nothing of any substance yet for Vienna. Microsoft also calls this new OS “Windows 7”.

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Requirements

Product
Windows Vienna

Processor
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RAM
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Drive space
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Drives
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Video
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File systems
NTFS, more?

Compatibility
32-bit? and 64-bit applications

Interface
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Installation
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Variants
Workstation and Server (both may be for 64-bit systems only)

Versions
2009 – 7.0 (Estimated)
Windows release timeline

Downloads
no

Links
Microsoft

Books
Books on Windows

Publisher

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)
Web: www.microsoft.com

Support
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Alternatives
Windows Vista

Secrets
Blackcomb is named after the Canadian ski resort and mountain of the same name. Click here for Microsoft codenames.

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