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Windows 7. Whats different about it





Meit
Following the colossal failure of WIndows Vista to gain any significant momentum in the PC market, Microsoft is moving quickly to roll out Vista's successor, which as we know is called Windows 7.Microsoft is hoping that Users of windows XP will upgrade directly to Windows 7 and bypass vista altogether.

Microsoft has released these comments so far:

1. Any application or device on Vista shoud run on Windows 7
2. A system that runs Vista should run faster on Windows 7
3. Notebooks should get better battery life on Windows 7
4. Windows 7 should be more stable that Windows Vista from day 1
5. Windows 7 should be the most secure version of Windows yet.


As you can read, that word "should" in this contect really means is "this is what we'er aiming for" rather than, "we think it will behave like this but we don't really know" The important thing to realise is that Windows 7 isn't "Vista as it should have been" but rather the next step in the evolution of Windows, Building on what has been introduced in Vista and taking it to the next level.

Heres what you wil find new in Windows 7

1. Home Group Networking
The windows 7 home group is a network of home computers that can seamlessly find and connect to each other, sharing resources and media. Corporate machines that are also members of a home group do not have sensitive data exposed to home systems.

2.Jump Lists
Right clicking on any app in the task bar or pinned to the Start menu generates a jump list of recently opend documents and other application spefific tasks like opening new documents. Jump lists are also available for the Bluetooh and Wireless Network icons in the system tray, to make wireless connections easier.

3.Touch Input
The touch technology in WIndows 7 supports dual finger tough (which needs supporting hardware obviously) and the UI has been tweaked to recognise when touch input is being sed. for example, the jump lists are 25% bigger when they are opened with the touch rather than the mose to facilitate easier touch usage.
NAvigational gestures have also been introduced and work across all Windows apps, even those like office which don't natively recognise touch imput.

4. Media Enhancements
Windows 7 now integrates with networked media players, so you can "send" media files to a remote device rather than playing them back through the PC. Windows 7 now also supports iTunes media files, so you can incorporate an iTunes library into a Windows 7 media library. Meida Player also supports AC3, H.264, DivX and Xvid natively, alongwith some proprietary HD camcorders. It does not support FairPlay DRM encoded content though.

5. UAC Control
For administrators and normaly users on Vista, having the UAC pop up time after time can be extremely tedious and annoying, however turning it off may also leave your self vunerable to attacks and accidental mishaps. With the Windows 7 UAC< you can now dial down the prompt mechanism in UAC with out diabling it, relsulting a far better experience for admin
s and power users without compromising security.
brokenadvice
Windows 7 has been out for a while now, but I suppose the above is true. The one thing I can't stand about it is the constant product placement on TV. They basically embed their 7 second commercials into shows I like, and it really gets my goat.
ssweat
I am enjoying windows 7 and am finding more and more tricks it has to offer, i like the dual window mode how you can drag the windows to each side of the page to view them side by side and the way you can shake one window to minimize the rest. One feature vista had that I liked and windows 7 has done away with was the way you could use a video loop for your desktop image, it looked cool to have a motioned background. Overall I love how it auto detects about 98% of the drivers so as for me being a computer repair/builder guy, its is much easier to set up although it takes quite a long time.
Ankhanu
brokenadvice wrote:
Windows 7 has been out for a while now...


Yep, Windows 7 was commercially available when you first joined FriHost, Meit... you're a little behind Wink

Windows 7 is ok. It's a MUCH better OS than Vista was, though that's not exactly high praise in and of itself Wink
It's a MUCH more stable platform and is relatively capable... and as ssweat said, good on the driver front. It uses the CPU and RAM much more efficiently, which is where your performance and better battery life comes from; it's much snappier than Vista. Most of the new interface options, like the snap feature that ssweat likes, I find pretty useless.

My take on it is that it's head and shoulders beyond Vista... ok compared to XP, and not really much compared to modern Linux and MacOS offerings. But, as things stand, it's still the best option for 3D gamers.
socials
Windows 7 is more featured. Faster, it install almost any device without having to put the cd criver. And is really awesome looking.
flamepjlh
Meit wrote:
Following the colossal failure of WIndows Vista to gain any significant momentum in the PC market, Microsoft is moving quickly to roll out Vista's successor, which as we know is called Windows 7.Microsoft is hoping that Users of windows XP will upgrade directly to Windows 7 and bypass vista altogether.

Microsoft has released these comments so far:

1. Any application or device on Vista shoud run on Windows 7
2. A system that runs Vista should run faster on Windows 7
3. Notebooks should get better battery life on Windows 7
4. Windows 7 should be more stable that Windows Vista from day 1
5. Windows 7 should be the most secure version of Windows yet.


As you can read, that word "should" in this contect really means is "this is what we'er aiming for" rather than, "we think it will behave like this but we don't really know" The important thing to realise is that Windows 7 isn't "Vista as it should have been" but rather the next step in the evolution of Windows, Building on what has been introduced in Vista and taking it to the next level.

Heres what you wil find new in Windows 7

1. Home Group Networking
The windows 7 home group is a network of home computers that can seamlessly find and connect to each other, sharing resources and media. Corporate machines that are also members of a home group do not have sensitive data exposed to home systems.

2.Jump Lists
Right clicking on any app in the task bar or pinned to the Start menu generates a jump list of recently opend documents and other application spefific tasks like opening new documents. Jump lists are also available for the Bluetooh and Wireless Network icons in the system tray, to make wireless connections easier.

3.Touch Input
The touch technology in WIndows 7 supports dual finger tough (which needs supporting hardware obviously) and the UI has been tweaked to recognise when touch input is being sed. for example, the jump lists are 25% bigger when they are opened with the touch rather than the mose to facilitate easier touch usage.
NAvigational gestures have also been introduced and work across all Windows apps, even those like office which don't natively recognise touch imput.

4. Media Enhancements
Windows 7 now integrates with networked media players, so you can "send" media files to a remote device rather than playing them back through the PC. Windows 7 now also supports iTunes media files, so you can incorporate an iTunes library into a Windows 7 media library. Meida Player also supports AC3, H.264, DivX and Xvid natively, alongwith some proprietary HD camcorders. It does not support FairPlay DRM encoded content though.

5. UAC Control
For administrators and normaly users on Vista, having the UAC pop up time after time can be extremely tedious and annoying, however turning it off may also leave your self vunerable to attacks and accidental mishaps. With the Windows 7 UAC< you can now dial down the prompt mechanism in UAC with out diabling it, relsulting a far better experience for admin
s and power users without compromising security.


                                                  
Just wait for Windows 8.Laughing
                                                 
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