Well aware. And it's all still based on the NT kernel. The key difference being NT actually, you know, worked.
Vista was a grand public Beta for Win 7. And the public even footed the bill. How nice of them.
I'm still waiting for the new relational database based file system (WinFS) that was supposed to be included with Vista, then Server 2008 (aka "Longhorn" by MS PR people, "Shorthorn" by critics who noted a definite lack of anything significantly new), then Windows 7... And now if you ask a MS PR flack about it, they just nod and smile and say "What new files system?"
I meant this one [en.wikipedia.org].
Oh wait, that was based RFS circa 2000(ish) which never materialized... Which was based on CAIRO, which was based on OFS...
Ok... I'm losing my hope of expecting much from Windows 7. I mean, this is a company that's been fiddling and twiddling on the same "new" file system for 20 years and still hasn't released it yet.
At least 7 doesn't have all those annoying widgets and notifications up the wazoo enabled by default. (At least the beta version didn't... Maybe in yet another grand stroke of MS "genius" they'll activate it all again right before they ship the infamous "Gold" DVDs to the OEMs.)