Top 10 features to look in Windows 7

While the next iteration of the ubiquitous Microsoft desktop operating system, Windows 7, isn't a dramatic overhaul of its predecessor Windows Vista, it does fix several sore spots and add a few welcome features. Rumor has it that Windows 7 will drop in the middle of next year, but last month Microsoft released a "preview" […]

While the next iteration of the ubiquitous Microsoft desktop operating system, Windows 7, isn't a dramatic overhaul of its predecessor Windows Vista, it does fix several sore spots and add a few welcome features. Rumor has it that Windows 7 will drop in the middle of next year, but last month Microsoft released a "preview" tester build of Windows 7. Here’re few of several features and niceties which promise to make Windows a better place to work come 2009 in Windows 7.

  1. Sidebar is dead
  2. Calculator, WordPad, and Paint got overhauled.
  3. Windows 7 will run longer on your notebook's battery power.
  4. You can switch between Wi-Fi networks in one click from the system tray.
  5. You can decide what you do and don't want to see in the system tray.
  6. You get more control of User Account Control.
  7. Libraries group similar content; Homegroups to make sharing libraries easier.
  8. You can instantly snap your windows to size, and clear the desktop in one motion.
  9. Windows 7 starts up faster.
  10. You can do MUCH more from the Windows 7 taskbar.

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