With Windows Vista finally behind us, it's time to turn our attention to the next Windows client release, which is currently codenamed Windows "7", though Microsoft has used other code-names, like "Vienna" and "Windows Seven" in the past Despite an almost complete lack of verifiable information about this next major Windows release, this is what is true and accurate.
Following is the extract of the details give by Kevin Kutz, a Director in the Windows Client group at Microsoft about Windows 7
Q: Is Microsoft working on an operating system after Windows Vista?
Kevin: Yes. The next client version of Windows was originally codenamed "Blackcomb," though the company renamed it to "Windows Vienna" in early 2006 and to "Windows Seven" or "Windows 7" more recently.
Q: Why Windows 7?
Kevin: Since Windows Vista is really Windows 6.0, Windows 7 will presumably be version 7.0.
Q: Is Windows 7 the final name?
Kevin: No. Like Vienna, Windows 7 is just a codename and will likely change prior to the OS' official release...
Hardisk Spring Clean
Reformatting is the process by which you completely erase all data from your hard drive, including your operating system, data flies (word documents, excel spreadsheets, etc) and all software programs. And this is an irreversible process - so once started, there is no turning back.
So why might you need to reformat your hard drive anyway? Cleaning your entire system will purge any software conflicts, since there are programs around, such as video codec’s and hardware drivers that interfere with other programs in such a way that they render your system completely useless.
Another reason would be if you’ve contracted a type of virus that cannot be cleaned by your anti-virus software. In order to completely ensure the removal of that virus, reformatting your hard drive may be necessary.
Last but not the least, if your computer seems sluggish, you might find that a reformat will breathe new life into your machine. This is due to a large, cluttered registry and software applications eating away at all your PC’s resources...