Windows® 7 Release Candidate
If you want to update to Windows 7, then first analyze the performance of the Windows 7 Release Candidate. It can be ensured that you will definitely feel the improvements of it as compared to Windows Vista. Windows 7 Release Candidate has indicated that the little enhancements in Windows 7, will improve its performance. Microsoft has not made any big improvements in it, but the little improvements have been done to increase the utility of the operating system.
Microsoft has included a feature known as Windows XP Mode in the Windows 7, but it is not present in Windows 7 Release Candidate. This feature is useful when you want to run some of the applications in the Windows XP, but due to this feature you can run these applications in the Windows 7. While running these applications in Windows 7, you will feel that you are running them in Windows XP. So, Windows XP users can get the benefits of Windows XP and Windows 7, because of this Windows XP Mode feature.
Windows 7 Release Candidate is much faster and efficient than its predecessors. A little bit modification has been done in its user-interfaces. Its taskbar has been given a new feature known as task bar thumbnail overflow. Due to this feature, you can view all of the opened files in a particular application, you just have to move the mouse over its icon on your taskbar. If you will highlight any file on a list, then you will receive a peek at the highlighted window, because of this feature. If you want to close any window, then you have to click on the small X like a thumbnail view.
If you want to use only keyboard, not the mouse, then Windows 7 is better for you because it will provides you some of the shortcuts for the taskbar. When you will use these shortcuts, then you will feel that it becomes so easy, to jump to an individual window in an application and without using the mouse. Searching of any file has also improved in the Windows 7 Release Candidate. When you will search for a file in the Windows 7, then you will also receive little bit information about the file. In this way, you can easily find out which file you were searching.