Microsoft is now announcing some information about Windows Vistas successor with codename “Windows 7”. There wil be no all new kernel in “Windows 7”, instead Microsoft will improve the kernel from Windows Vista and make it more componentized.

Killer compatibility is something that is coming in “Windows 7”, as “all” applications and drivers that work in Windows Vista also will work in “Windows 7” thanks to “Windows 7” being based on the same kernel as Windows Vista. Looking forward to the beta program for “Windows 7”!