October 28, 2009

Top 5 Features of Windows 7

  1. Multi Touch
Multitouch is the feature that's most likely to divide the Windows faithful. It seems that Windows 7, not OS X, will become the first consumer OS to bring multi-touch capability to the masses after all. There is an on-screen virtual keyboard and gestures for common mouse actions, like dragging and right-clicking, that work throughout Windows 7 and applications like Paint and Microsoft Earth. Click on a taskbar icon to expose the Jump List or sketch a "b" in Internet Explorer 8 to go backwards. Gestures are tied into mouse routing calls. Windows 7 is multi-touch on desktops done right and Microsoft should be credited for that. There’s no doubt that Microsoft’s addition of support for touch-screens right into the Windows 7 OS will encourage OEMs to offer more systems with this cool feature.

  1. Cool Taskbar
The big Windows 7 taskbar improvement is the excellent Aero Peek feature, which adds multiple window previews to the taskbar, with the ability to close windows right from the preview. Windows 7 lets you add programs and documents to taskbar (instead of or in addition to creating shortcuts on your desktop). There you can drop shortcuts to folders, documents, and programs for easy access.

  1. Start up Boost
One of the top features of Windows 7 is the faster start up time. You donot have to wait to work right away after hitting that Power button.

  1. Libraries & Homegroups
Both Windows and OS X have special folders for storing documents, images, music, videos, etc. but what happenes when all folders are filled. So you have to move to a new location. Windows 7 has solved this problem by introducing content Libraries and Homegroups. Libraries are a way to group similar types of files even if they live in different folders. The new Libraries function in Windows Explorer allows you to add network folders, SharePoint documents, and pretty much any folder you choose to your Documents Library, meaning even files that are tucked away within the nether regions of a server can be accessed within only a couple of clicks.

  1. One Click WI-Fi Access
One of the most useful Windows 7 features for roaming laptop users is its one-click Wi-Fi network choice. Click on the Wi-Fi adapter in your system tray to pop up a menu of available wireless networks. From there you can refresh the list, and choose the one you want to connect to in one click.

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