Review on Windows® 7 Ultimate E edition operating system
Windows 7 Ultimate E is the ultra edition of the Windows 7 operating system, which has all the features of all Windows 7 OS. It is the combination of entertainment features of Home Premium edition and business capabilities of Professional. Some of the features of this Ultimate edition are BitLocker Drive Encryption, Direct Access, Branch Cache and the features of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium. The specialty with this E version is that it does not have Internet Explorer in it. In addition, the end user functionality associated with web browsing will not be included. So there is no web browsing cache in hard drives.
This OS is perfectly suited for those who want all the features of Windows 7 editions in one OS. This Windows 7 Ultimate x86 gives you flexibility by working on x64 and x86 processor types. This 64bit OS can handle more information and has more working memory. If you want to run more programs, simultaneously it can be possible with this 64-bit one and this x64 gives possibility for running new hardware.
To comply with the European law, Microsoft removed Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) from Windows 7 and released Ultimate E edition for all countries in the European territory. For compensating this a free Windows 7 Internet Pack, which will include both Internet Explorer 8 as well as Windows Live Essentials will be given with this version. Many Windows 7 Home Premium users aspire to have remote desktop connectivity and presentation modes in their OS. The new Windows 7 Ultimate is a smart combination of these two editions. Therefore, it is having entertainment features and business capabilities in a single OS. It also has the ability to run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode. Security is the top priority of many users today. It enhances the security by the encryption of data with BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. In addition, this OS works in 23 languages. Through Windows AnyTime Upgrade, it gives choice for Home Premium and Professional users to upgrade to ultimate edition. Windows 7 Ultimate x86 can work on both x64 and x86 processor types. The x86 not only can handle more data and has more working memory.
- FIVE – General features
The features in Windows 7 Professional that are in Ultimate are Windows Server Domain support, Remote Desktop, Server support, Location aware printing, Encryption system and Presentation mode. This feature satisfies business needs of the user. If the user is looking for some features of Windows 7 Home Premium then the following like Full Windows Aero support, Home Group(Create & Join), Multi-Touch, Extra Games and Windows Media Center are included.
- FOUR – BitLocker Drive Encryption
BitLocker and BitLocker To Go are exclusive features of Windows 7 Ultimate which is also seen in Windows 7 Enterprise. Other Windows 7 editions do not have this encryption feature. BitLocker can be used to encrypt partitions or drives that are connected to the computer system. To decrypt the data users have to enter the password. This encryption and decryption can be used in both drives and portable devices. This straightforward process, can be accessed by right-clicking the device in the Windows 7 operating system and just selecting from the Bit Locker pop up window.
- THREE – Direct Access
Another new feature in Ultimate is Direct Access. This utilizes IPv6-over-IPsec to encrypt communication over the Internet between remote workers and the DirectAccess server. This has its merits. This will provide an alternative to VPNs. This removes the need for annoying authentication keyfobs/RSA SecurID tokens that have to be carried everywhere.
- TWO – Branch Cache
This helps in accessing large files in the remote server. Branch Cache uses the principle of cache memory. If one user at a branch or office downloads a file, it is stored in the Branch Cache. Therefore, the next time any user request for the same file transfer this Branch Cache transfer file from its cache memory.
- ONE – Advanced 64 bit
This Windows 7 Ultimate E edition can work on both x64 and x86 processor types. This 64-bit OS can handle more amount of information compared to 32-Bit system. It has a working memory of more than 4 GB. It can also run more programs simultaneously which was not easy in x64 and has good compatibility with new hardware.
Windows 7 Professional users are not entirely in need of business needs. They too want to enjoy the entertainment features of Home Premium. This Ultimate edition is for the one who want balance between business and home needs.