Engineering Windows 7

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  • Blog Post: Engineering Changes to ClearType in Windows 7

    One of the many passions held by Bill Gates is a passion for reading and so his desire to make reading on PCs a fantastic experience has been an effort ongoing for many years. In the 1998 COMDEX show, Bill Gates unveiled ClearType – hard to believe it was that long ago. Back when it was announced, very...
  • Blog Post: Engineering Windows 7 Graphics Performance

    One of the areas of any release of Windows that receives a significant amount of testing and scrutiny is the performance of graphics—desktop graphics all the way to the most extreme CAD and game graphics. The amazing breadth of hardware supported for Windows and the broad spectrum of usage scenarios...
  • Blog Post: Advances in typography and text rendering in Windows 7

    Even with the pictures and videos so commonplace on PCs, many of us spend most of our time looking at and interacting with text. Yet few of us stop to think about the depth of technology required to render text well and that this is an area that continues to benefit from improved technology in displays...
  • Blog Post: More Follow up to discussion about High DPI

    Excellent! What a fun discussion we’ve been having on High DPI. It has been so enriching that Ryan wrote up a summary of even more of the discussion. Thanks so much! --Steven There have been quite a few comments posted regarding high DPI, along with some lively discussion. Most of what has been said...
  • Blog Post: Follow-up on High DPI resolution

    One of the cool results of this dialog is how much interest there is in diving into the details and data behind some of the topics as expressed in the comment and emails. We’re having fun talking in more depth about these questions and observations. This post is a follow-up to the comments about high...
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