Windows 7 Change Is Progress
By Dennis Williamson
Windows 7, the youngest product of Microsoft Windows, launched in October 2009, has been nothing less than a revolution in the world of operating systems. It promises to be the most stable and most comprehensive operating system of all Windows brands so far. It has been specially designed for all kinds of personal computers for both households and offices. It has already started making its mark in the commercial market as it has already sold more than 150 million copies, and still counting.
Users from all over the world have praised and appreciated the new look and advanced features of Windows 7. Most impressive among them are Snap, HomeGroup, internet TV, viewing, pin & Jump list, and Windows Live Essentials.
Windows 7 offers a range of lot more exciting and advanced features compared to its earlier versions. Firstly, the booting process has improved to a large extent, including the kernel. Snap is another unique feature which Microsoft has added in Windows 7. It helps the user to re-size the window by its borders to the edge of the screen. It can be instantly re-sized to full screen mode or viewed as two windows alongside each other. Users also get to set the functionality of ‘jaws’ by making a file in the jump list.
With the launch of Windows Vista in January, 2007; people’s belief in the phrase that ‘change is not always progress’ became stronger. Some were apprehensive about the about the success of Windows 7 after the debacle of Windows Vista. But all apprehensions proved to be wrong as Windows 7 succeeded with flying colors.
But a majority of users are still happy using Windows XP. They are not willing to take any more chances with new operating systems after the experience they had with Windows Vista.
It must be mentioned that if the user is looking for speed more than anything else, then he/she should opt for Windows XP ahead of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Simply because when Windows XP was launched in 2001, it only required a minimum configuration of a Pentium II 330MHz processor and RAM of 128MB. Therefore, quite evidently, Windows XP will run faster on latest configurations than the rest.
As far as stability is concerned, Windows Vista comes nowhere near Windows 7 or even Windows XP. Initially Windows XP too failed to be as stable as Windows 98 or 2000. It was after the launch of ‘service pack II’ that it started gaining the trust of the users. And also, the debacle of Windows Vista added to its advantage. But gradually Windows 7 is proving to be as stable as Windows XP, if not more.
Looks wise, both Windows Vista and Windows 7 look brighter, smarter, and cleaner than Windows XP. The ‘Aero themes’ of Vista and 7 seem to score hugely over the ‘Luna themes’ of Windows XP.
Thus, it may be concluded that Windows 7 is really what Windows Vista was expected to be. Windows XP may still be the first choice among the users. But Windows 7, with its smarter looks and advanced features deserve to replace the former.
Dennis Williamson. Content writer and SEO with experience in technology development and blogging. Interested in reading technical articles. Working with http://www.pccarencure.com.