Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 follows Vista and Microsoft’s new OS could well be its best yet. Many analysts expect businesses to adopt Windows 7 OS quicker than they have upgraded in the past, particularly as Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in April 2014.
For now the PC and Windows is still king in the enterprise, but with the rise of browser based applications and Google Chrome OS next year, how long will this remain the case? This could mean that the dominating factors that drive businesses to stick within the Microsoft family become less important.
So far Windows 7 has received good reviews from commentators saying that it is secure, stable and reliable and most importantly is compatible with early versions of Windows family, something that was a disaster for Vista.
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Computer Weekly takes a look at some of the new features of Windows 7 and why it will rock your world.
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Bob might have been ahead of it's time, designed as a 'social' interface for Windows 3.1, Bob had a living room with clickable objects, and cartoon characters like Scuzz the Rat (exactly what you want, a rat in your living room helping you work) and Chaos the Cat that took you through a some.
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Microsoft must be sporting one large collective grin over in Redmond at the moment.
After the rather embarrassing flop that was Vista, it seems that they may have finally got things right with their latest progeny, and by right we mean very right.
Windows 7 is due out this October, and positive. View Photo Gallery
Surface Globe uses the Virtual Earth 3D engine to display a 3D version of the world. Using multi-touch, you can navigate to different regions, get local information, and “pin” your favorite locations. You can even “fly” around 3D models of buildings in some cities. View Photo Gallery
NetBooks like the Lenovo S10 are pre-installed with Windows XP SP3. Microsoft says that Windows 7 RC1 will run on such machines, even though Atom-based NetBook devices like the S10 only have 1GB of memory and a 160 GB hard disk. The obvious first step is to back-up everything onto a USB hard disc. View Photo Gallery
It may seem obvious, but the very first thing you need to do is to check your existing hardware spec, then research what new components you'll need then decide how much you are prepared to spend. View Photo Gallery
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