The Shape of Things to Come

This weekend I saw a demonstration of Windows 7 (the next version of Windows after Vista) on a super-economy $300 Taiwanese netbook. I was seriously impressed. Windows 7 was snappy — certainly better than Vista — and the worst of Vista’s “features” had been removed. I don’t know if Windows 7 will be better than XP, but it certainly did not appear to be a resource hog.