Windows 7 the latest version of Windows a Microsoft application needs to be providing better features that is what people around the world expect. After all, new should be better than the previous one. At least people expect that from Windows 7 after they are not comfortable with Windows Vista the previous version. Windows 7 has been a promising version with not many saying much negative about them. Here the features of Windows 7 customizing Notification Icons and Wallpaper for the display are discussed to show how these features are better and advanced in Windows 7» Read more
Appearance wise Windows 7 GUI is very similar to Windows Vista when you look at it from a distance but on having a closer look you will realize that Windows 7 has improved GUI in a big way. Windows 7 has provided more power along with better customization. You can have better ways to keep frequently-used programs and files to use them easily. The procedures to use the power of windows 7 in the areas of Taskbar, Desktop and Start menu are as follows:
Using Live Thumbnails
The taskbar icons represent currently-running and pinned programs. The two ways by which you can know about icons representing currently-running programs are:
When you move mouse over an icon, each program’s live thumbnails are displayed. In case there are more windows open then live thumbnail of every open window can be seen. If you move your mouse over its thumbnail then full size program window’s preview can be seen. Double clicking its thumbnail will open the program window.» Read more
The Windows 7 GUI if you look from a distance is similar to the previous version Windows Vista. It is on having closer look you realize that Windows 7 has done a big improvement by providing more power as well as customization and improved ways to open programs and files that are used number of times.
Gadgets – Getting Maximum out of them
Windows 7 just like Windows Vista has many desktop gadgets like customizable clock, mini Windows Media Player and RSS feed aggregator. Windows 7 does not keep desktop gadgets on the edge of the display at a fixed point rather it allows them to be placed any where on the display. Here is how you can place a gadget at a location on desktop where you desire with the display options you need.» Read more
Windows 7 has been proven to work on older computers 2 or 3 generations away from contemporary models. Microsoft has apparently fixed what was wrong with Vista and gave us a new OS free from the bloat and objectionable pop-ups that was the hallmark of the Vista user experience. Microsoft even announced that Windows 7 will work on netbooks. This is significant knowing that beginning in 2008, more portable computers were sold compared to desktop units.» Read more
Two PC enthusiasts are trying to do the unthinkable -install Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 7, on computers 2 or 3 generations older than contemporary PCs. We will find out how they did, whether they were able to squeeze something useful from these computers or was it just an experiment doomed to fail from the start.» Read more
When you encounter a Pentium 4 computer running contemporary applications or acting as a server, chances are the computer is running on Linux. Breathing new life into old computers has been the exclusive domain of the Linux operating system because it demands little on computer hardware, has robust security such that you can eschew resource hungry anti-virus software, and most of all, because it is open source and free.» Read more
Depending on your needs, you may decide to stick to an older version of Windows since each version caters to different users. The four main Windows products to really take note of are the Ultimate, Home Premium, Professional, and Starter Windows editions. Look at core features which fit your style and needs, and which would make you choose it over another. For instance, the Windows 7 Starter version features make up the Windows 7 Home Premium version, but will also integrate Media Center and Aero interface features. While on the other hand Home Premium features make up the Windows Professional package but with a slant that appeals to those in the business world.» Read more
What Got Better since XP and Vista
Look forward to innovative changes since the Vista and XP versions of Windows in Windows 7.
An All-improved Search Function
Search is new and improved on the Windows 7 version allowing speedier searches through the Windows key and much improved from the slow Vista version. Applications can be launched from the keyboard, and you can search for files on shared network folders.
Enhanced User Account Control
Microsoft has improved on user account control (UAC) by rendering different levels in notification control of the UAC. Settings can now be set to less frustrating modes that reduce relentless prompts for permissions and which entail administrator access.
Windows 7 Libraries
A great new feature in Windows 7 is its Libraries which will allow the user to view files on his computer according to theme instead of location. So if you want to look at all the photos that you have in your PC, then you can use libraries to view all of them, regardless of the folders that they are in. The great part about Libraries is that folders viewing can also be done over network sharing as well as in-the-cloud environment.
Windows Direct X 11
DirectX 11 offers a thrilling addition to Windows 7 with DirectX Compute with its graphics and 3D audio family of application programming interfaces (APIs). DirectX 11 will have GPU computing which handles not only 3D graphics but also enhanced multi-core resource management, a well-organized utilization of processing channels, and hardware tessellation support for improved models in 3D.» Read more
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.» Read more