What’s New In Windows 7?
Many of the new features planned for the next release of Windows, however, seem more like catch-up than innovation. In particular, here’s a list of features new to Windows that have been around in the Linux world for more than a little while
1. Desktop Slideshow. The ability to use a series of changing images as a desktop background has been available in KDE for years, and it’s easy enough to implement in Gnome by hand-editing simple configuration files or installing an application like Drapes.
2. New Taskbar. The new taskbar bears striking resemblances in appearance to the default KDE panel, as far as I can tell. It also sounds like its application-oriented behavior is straight out of OS X, but that’s another issue.
3. Redesigned notification area.