Microsoft celebrates the first birthday of Windows® 7
A year and 240 million licenses later, Windows 7 continues to be the number one choice in operating systems for computer users. A year ago today no one could have predicted the success of Windows 7, after the dismal feedback of Vista. However, it looks like Windows 7 was made to outsmart industry expectations and many Microsoft skeptics. Microsoft has not only sold more licenses for Windows 7 than it did for Windows Vista, it has also gathered more market share; 93 per cent of new PC customers use Windows 7 and it has almost 13 per cent market share of the OS market. Within 6 months, almost 100 per cent OEM partners of Microsoft were selling Windows 7, as compared to 70 per cent for Windows Vista six months after its launch.
Windows 7is faster, quicker and easier. Many companies have made the switch from Windows XP to Windows 7 in order to ensure that their employees can provide highest quality of service. It’s not only businesses that have realized the potential benefits of using Windows 7 , increasingly housewives, students and other professionals are making the switch to Windows 7. More and more users have realized that with Windows 7 they get a high performing, secure and cost effective operating system. As a matter of fact world over many school and college students have not only realized that Windows 7 is responsive and secure OS, but also that it is an extremely fun operating system to use.
Some of the most exciting features of Windows 7 are its enhanced Taskbar, which now lets you pin your favorite application and place it any order. The Jump List that provides quick access to popular documents and programs. With Aero Peek and Aero Snap, Microsoft has captured the interest of many users. Where Aero Peek lets you look through to the desktop from a cluster of open files, Aero Snap lets you resize or ‘snap’ a program or application to any side of the screen, enabling you to view two applications at one time. With Aero Shake, users have to literally shake their mouse in order to minimize open applications- that they are not using.
The success of Windows 7 merits not only a pat on the back for Microsoft but also raises expectations from millions of computer users. Till then:
Happy Birthday Windows 7!