Windows 7 is here and there are plenty of reasons to move to it. Whether your an individual or in the corporate world, jumping from Windows XP is now justifiable.
1. Loads Fast – Yes, Windows 7 is about the fasting loading Microsoft GUI operating system I’ve seen since Windows 3.1. I’m trying to remember Windows 95 and Windows 98 but Windows 7 just loads fast, and that’s good. You’ll be looking at your disk light on your PC (if you have one) declaring, “Did it really already load? Yikes!!”
2. Find My Devices – While upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 which took a long time for the upgrade to finish, somewhere around 45 minutes to one hour, but guess what, it found all my devices and it’s faster loading, even on an upgrade. Caveat: Some folks out there are still having driver problems in Windows 7 who also experienced drivers issues in other Windows operating systems.
3. It Runs on Netbooks – You might have to do a bit of fanangling, but people have been installing Windows 7 on Netbooks. If you have a Netbook, find out how to install Windows 7 on almost any netbook.
4. Upgrade Process – Yes the upgrade process might take some time, but it does everything you’d expect it to do during an upgrade without a hitch. “It just works!!”
5. Aero – Although Aero was introduced in Windows Vista, it is part of Windows 7 as well. Aero is the display feature that is just plain cool and allows for new ways to manage your desktop experience. Check out The Windows Vista 3D Task Switcher for an example of what Aero provides.
6. Migration Season – While many larger organization analyze what it will take to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7, I would say now is the time to do it. Migrating an organization of any size into Vista just plain sucked. However, besides the ills of migration experienced by organizations of any significant size, I’d say Windows 7 is the time to seriously look at migrating out of Windows XP and into Windows 7. Check out the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor for help.
7. The Command Prompt – Finally, in Windows 7 there is no command prompt. I’m kiding. It will be with us forever. That’s just a minor slam to the folks who thought it was going to be gone years ago in some other flavor of Windows operating system. But what’s cool and built right into Windows 7 is the ability to browse to a folder, hold down the shift key and right click on that folder and you’ll see… “Open command window here”. That was never built into Windows, you had to download it as a power toy. It might for the techies of the world but it’s very handy for us techies. I told you it was cool. 🙂
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