Who would've thought that an operating system could be exciting, but that's exactly what Windows 7 is. This new version of Windows is designed to make using your computer easier, fun and more productive for the suits among us.
Microsoft have listened to their users and come out fighting with an operating system that has been receiving high praise from various magazines, websites etc. Windows 7 isn't as power hungry as Vista so you can extend the life of older machines. With the popularity of laptops, netbooks and other portable devices MS have really gone to work on making it efficient so you should see extended battery life with battery powered devices such as laptops.
Like it or not Networking (grouping several computers or devices together) has grown in importance. Previously this was complicated and was the domain of geeks and nerds but Windows 7 has made this a lot easier. You'll easily be able to browse photos, music and video from other computers on your network or share one printer among several machines. Want to setup a server so your PC, PSP, PS3 can access all your digital content? With Windows 7 it's laughably easy.
With so many machines, so many hard drives and so many ways to lose track of your information searching is an important feature and with Windows 7 finding your files has never been easier. Just type what you're looking for into the search box and a list of results are returned. Windows even searches external hard drives, networked PCs and results are grouped by category and keywords are highlighted.
Connect to the web and you can download Windows Live Essentials for free. This fantastic feature gives you a load of great programs such as Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Mail, Movie Maker, Messenger and much more. Add to your Windows Experience with this nifty feature rich free programs.
- Easier to install and less power hungry than Vista
- Less annoying notifications and pop-ups
- Designed with mobile devices in mind so Windows 7 is more energy efficient
- Networking has been made a lot easier. Share a printer among several machines. Setup an entertainment server so your various devices can access your music, photos, music and more
- Searching for documents and files is even easier
- Windows Live Essentials adds great free programs such as Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Mail, Movie Maker, Messenger and more