release date for Windows 7 SP1 in sight, I decided that it’s time to bring our Windows 8 Wishlist Project to the next level. Microsoft promised that they will listen to customer feedback in their all-new Windows.next! If you have a great idea for a new feature, suggest it (see poll in sidebar). We’ll be sending the final list to Microsoft for consideration.
Do you need a Windows 7 Explorer replacement? Many people refuse to use the built-in explorer because it doesn’t provide the necessary features advanced users need.
The release of Windows 8 is highly anticipated, but what exactly is the release date for Windows 8? Windows 7 hit the shelves in October 2009 and Microsoft will continue to work on a SP1 for some months until Microsoft will be fully working on Windows 8 in June/July 2010 when their new fiscal year begins.
Will you pre-order Windows 8? Of course your answer greatly depends on your opinion about Windows 7. Do you like Windows 7 so far? Are you looking forward to the “next-generation” Windows 8? We want to hear your opinion.
A new Windows 8 theme for XP has been released by caeszer. You will need WindowBlinds for this theme.
Many concepts for Windows 8 themes have been created so far. There are two white concepts for a Windows 8 theme that look very promising! What would you like to see in Windows 8, a white or a dark desktop theme or both? Poll inside.
If you are looking for some Windows 8 themes, browse through our gallery of themes and pick a nice one!
Many designers have been inspired by the latest news and rumors about Windows 8. Here is another great Windows 8 theme for Windows XP:
I’ve been using Windows 7 for nearly a year and I am pretty happy with it, but sometimes I still have some unsatisfied wishes and it makes me think about the future of Windows and Microsoft. What is on your Windows 8 wishlist? Windows 8 Wishlist Project
We have added many new Windows Themes to our site. You can download them here: Windows 8 Themes One of my favorite themes by far is the Windows 8 Transformation Theme that will turn Windows Vista into Windows 8. Of course Windows 8 is not out yet and all of this is ‘just for fun’.
.. although some of them might not be that new, because they have been in development for over 2 years by now. Overall, there are currently 5 new operating systems in development. Here’s the list: 1. Windows 8 (Windows 7 Successor) 2. Windows Midori (Written entirely in managed code) 3. Windows Singularity (Basically the same as Windows Midori) 4. Windows Azure (Cloud Computing OS) 5. Barrelfish (Multicore OS) Ok, that might be a shock for some. Here’s another surprise…
Windows 8 will have a completely new interface. This has been confirmed by now. Rumors say that they will even replace the Windows Explorer with something totally new. Because the Windows 7 filesystem is very slow they also plan to include a brand new filesystem. Tests showed that the current Windows 7 filesystem is even slower than XP.
Some of our readers might already know about it: Windows8Themes.org Now that Microsoft is hiring more people to work on Windows 8, it was time to finally launch Windows8Themes.org.
How would you change Windows 8 if you had a chance to implement whatever you want? One Windows user thought about that and created a concept for Windows 8 that is simply amazing. He called it the Copenhagen Concept, here’s the video: Copenhagen User Experience from Copenhagen Concept on Vimeo. Contact the creator of this concept at CullenD@Live.com for inquiries. Maybe you have a passion for usability and design as well and you could team up to come up with some more amazing ideas. I am sure Microsoft has plenty of ideas and full teams who are constantly testing and researching user behaviour, but new ideas can always be an inspiration and help to create the next-generation Windows.