Microsoft still isn't willing to talk — or even comment on any of the information its own employees already have discussed publicly — about Windows 7, but here's a list of what's known already about Windows 7.
Remember, as the Softies themselves like to remind us, everything about Windows is fluid up until the time the product ships. (And that is one of the main reasons the Windows client team has decided not to talk publicly about Windows 7 — so that no one will be able to prove that they cut planned features from the product.)
Here are just some of the many tidbits that have been reported about Windows 7 so far:
Windows 7 is being designed around five pillars. The five, as reported by AeroXP are: specialised for laptops; designed for services; personalised for everyone; optimised for entertainment; engineered for 'ease of ownership'.
Windows 7 will be a minor update to Vista — with 'minor', here, meaning 'with as little disruption as possible to users and their applications'. Microsoft has said Windows 7 will use the same driver model that Vista did.