Why You Need to Upgrade to Windows 7
Upgrading operating systems is always an exciting thing. But as with Vista, the move was not necessary. Windows XP was still being actively supported and it was a fine environment to do basic tasks. As computing as moved to more interactive software and platforms, your operating system needs to be able to accomodate these changes as well.
Enter Windows 7.
The first thing you’ll notice is that Windows 7 takes about half of the time to startup. This is due to a few factors, one being computers are more powerful than just a few years ago. More importantly, however, is Windows 7 is less bloaty than Vista, while being, in my opinion, more functional and intuitive. If your installation is 64-bit, you can take true advantage of the CPU you probably already have. Finally, Windows 7 requires a clean install, which gives the illusion that it is faster, but even with all my programs installed and files loaded, the OS still moves quickly through my workflow.
The next thing you’ll notice about Windows 7 is it has a more polished user interface. There are some nifty tricks for window management as well as an improved taskbar to keep track of all the programs you are working in. Connecting to networks is easier, finding files, and completing related tasks is easier as well.
In a business setting where security is vital, Windows 7 provides a more stable and secure environment. The OS is smart enough to resist most blatant attacks through locking the permissions on vital system files and folders, and providing a UAC (User Account Control) that is flexibile for your level of computing knowledge.
Below are a few of my reasons for upgrading:
- Fast install time, faster bootup, and faster user interface.
- Windows XP mode – giving a seamless way to run software that requires Windows XP.
- Better driver support – most drivers ship with Windows 7 and others can be automatically installed with Windows Update.
- A smaller foot print and less resource-intensive, means that you can install Windows 7 on your netbook (or a Pentium II computer).
- Great new user interface through Aero, with Aero Snap, Aero Peek, and Aero Shake.
- More secure, and better controllability with UAC.
- Core windows programs, such as calculator and paint have been updated, as well as Internet Explorer 8, which provides faster, more secure browsing, and which also features InPrivate browsing, which doesn’t retain any browsing information on your computer.
Windows 7 is Microsoft’s most cohensive operating system effort to date, and I give it my recommendation as your next major upgrade. Click on the above banner to view a mini presentation Microsoft has provide to its registered partners, which Kuhnline.com is one.
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