Buyer’s Guide: Windows® Vista out, Windows® 7 in
Microsoft should be lauded for quickly acting on the failures of Windows Vista by bringing out the new, revamped operating system, Windows 7, slated for release on October 22, 2009.
Windows 7 promises to improve upon Windows Vista in many ways. This author delves deep into its features and comes out with a compilation of the best the operating system has to offer.
1. The Taskbar in Windows 7 is not as crammed up like the one in Windows Vista. It can handle applications running or non-running with equal ease. It takes just one shot to show all of an application's open window, and it displays all of these at once. The Taskbar Menus which are context-sensitive have the ability to enable you to start accomplishing features in your applications. And this task is completed before you even get to open them.
2. The annoyance of unwanted applications cropping up and frustrating you with spam and unnecessary messages will be a thing of the past. Its new controls disallow the System Tray from reeking of such unwanted applications and messages.
3. Its new file-format support enables programs such as Windows 7 Media Player 12.. If you particularly despise iTunes but prefer to stick to Apple online store for your music and videos then the Windows 7 will enable you to play unprotected audio and videos from the official Apple online store with no hassles.
4. It’s version of the unique Windows Vista Security Center can allow you to respond to system messages at your own will and time, and not with Windows popping up every time to interrupt your work, with its ability to queue up system messages and scheduling them. The rapid-fire prompts that clogged up and disrupted your work like the one in Windows Vista has also been taken care of. Their frequency and annoyance has also been minimized in Windows 7.
5. Folders located all over your hard drive can be packed up and driven into Libraries. They have been designed with a one-click access on the left hand side pane of the Windows Explorer to specify files and folders that you wish to locate for later use.
6. Microsoft has kept a close watch on the issue of saving space and storage and has devised a subtle way to run the Windows 7 with the same amount of CPU power and RAM that was used by Windows Vista and runs even better than it. It can even be run on a netbook.
7. The support for multi-touch input has not hit the roof but it provides decent groundwork to enable third-party developers to create and build their own software. Windows 7 sure does deserve some credit if these developers manage to pull off remarkable touch applications.
Well, this is not all of its features and it promises to deliver a lot more. But these are some of the best picks and also an attempt to present a quick insight into the Windows 7. Watch this space and keep on reading for more on the exquisite features of the Windows 7.