Windows 7 Simulation

If you are interested in Windows 7 but did not have the time or desire to install a beta or release candidate of the upcoming operating system. The Windows 7 Simulator is a Microsoft Silverlight application simulating the Windows 7 operating system that runs in web browsers. It is obviously a limited simulation that concentrates at this time on the login process and Windows 7 desktop. Even that is limited to displaying the Windows 7 start menu and some other features of the Windows 7 operating system albeit very limited. It is for example not possible to launch applications, display windows or perform right-clicks on the computer desktop.

grey Windows 7 Simulation

The Windows 7 Simulator in its current stage is not much more than viewing some screenshots of the Windows 7 operating system. It is however likely that the functionality will be extended in the future to demonstrate various aspects of Windows 7.

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7 Responses to Windows 7 Simulation

  1. Lewis June 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    The simulation isn’t up to much in all honesty. Your better off just reading news here and or watching videos on Youtube of Windows 7 if you aren’t going to install it.

  2. WIN7RC1 June 16, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    And is that also the final start menu design and font? (It’s changed a bit from the RC)

  3. Everton Blair June 16, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    whoa that start menu does look different…..

    • Tim Brazer June 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

      It’s most likely because of optimization for Silverlight.

      But, there’s always the possibility of UI changes…

  4. mrstarware June 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    lol hilarious. I type “t” into the search and get adobe photoshop which doesn’t open, neither does internet explorer, media player, or pretty much anything else. This looks like a cool idea tho, but it definitely needs more features.

  5. Chakravarthi July 20, 2009 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi,
    It is amazing.
    Can you please create a window and add functionality to maximize,minimize and close?

    Thanks

  6. Braden March 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm #

    i cant find the link

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