Over at ZD-Net they are sharing with all of us a press release from Microsoft which addresses the changes between Vista and Windows 7, that appears to indicate that Touch Technology will be the main difference between the two operating systems. Microsoft also goes on to say that Vista is the natural progression of Window upgrades and encourages us to install Vista and not wait for Windows 7.

ZD-Net also puts a lebel on the Microsoft press release as being ‘mysterious’.  They state the following:

Yesterday, ZDNet.co.uk received a press release from Microsoft.

That’s not uncommon. What is uncommon is to get one unconnected with a product launch, an event or some major change in strategy. And this one… well, we’re still not sure quite what it’s about. It’s titled “Windows 7 Information” but, of the 1,500 or so words in it, barely a couple of sentences would fully qualify as that.

After reading the press release I came up with my own conlcusion[s]. The first thing I had to do was try and separate my own bias, in which I believe that there was no overwhelming reason to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista. My personal system still runs Windows XP for one simple reason. It will not support Vista, unless I chose to install Vista Basic, which offered no benefit IMHO.  Next is the fact that I  believe that Vista is still a work in progress. I didn’t say this. The folks at Microsoft did.

With this being said, let us look at some of the things we already know about Windows 7. It will be based on the same kernel from Vista. Windows 7 will offer us Touch Technology.  My hopes was that Microsoft would be able to kick 7 in the butt and offer superior performance over Vista. But if Touch Technology is added on top of Vista, than there is a good possibility performance may be the same. I know some of us are waiting for Windows 7 and will by pass Vista altogether.

Are we going to have to wait until Windows 8 to get what we want? Read what ZD-Net has posted on their site and let me know what you think.

Comments welcome.