A Comprehensive Review of the New Windows 7
After the big disappointment in the release of Windows Vista, all users either stuck with the faulty product, or downgraded to the ever-dependable Windows XP. Vista promised much, but delivered little. With a poor performance from networking to gaming, Vista put a huge blight on Microsoft’s name. However, even with the presentation of a defective product, Vista still paved the way for some new features that came in handy in the development of Windows 7. One development was Vista’s objective to transfer core functionality from the nub of the computer to a user space, preventing instability in the computer system’s kernel.
Microsoft has taken appropriate steps to mend past mistakes and focusing on heightened performance with its Windows 7 release. Features developed for Windows 7 is generally anticipated to please consumers.
An Improved Interface for Windows 7
With lots of new wallpapers and a revamped interface, Windows 7 seeks to make file organization better, as well as file sharing more trouble-free. Users will find an overhaul of significant components of the Windows interface.
Windows explorer improved
This is a feature that has received little makeover since its first release. A great addition is using the left-column bar to navigate the different files and folders on your computer, in the network you are part of, or even on the internet!. The ease of manipulating files to be seen or categorized is better. On the right-column bar of the Start Menu you can also view more folders, although you cannot choose the folders that appear on this bar.
A fresh approach to the taskbar
One thing that has barely changed since 1995 is the taskbar. The Windows 7 taskbar allows you to have shortcuts to your most used applications and displaying those already opened. This taskbar is very useful to those who open up a multitude of programs at once. If an application is running, mouse over its icon and it will give you a thumbnail preview of the application windows over the taskbar which can be maximized or closed at the user’s whim.
More on the ribbon-user-interface
This device that displays commands which are organized into tabs which made its debut in Office 2007, will be prominent in the Windows 7 release. The applets that will ship with the Windows 7 operating system will markedly use the ribbon.
The ease of jump lists
By using Jump Lists, a user is treated to a new menu of most used files on the taskbar and start menu. It also displays a list of applications you can open the file up with when right clicking on the shortcut.
New shortcut features will be featured on Windows 7, the favorite being the one where users can maximize a window by dragging the shortcut to the top of the screen, or minimizing it when dragging it to the bottom. Shaking the shortcut that you want to go to the forefront which minimizes the other windows!