Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Introduction to Windows 7...

Hi guys! Before I would like to present some tips, tweaks, or other reviews about Windows 7, it would be appropriate to introduce it to you,  for us to have the basic knowledge, since the Operating System (OS) is still new in terms of it's release from the public.

To begin with,
Windows 7 was officially released to the public October 22, 2009. According to Microsoft, besides the usual availability of this Operating System, like those in Vista wherein you have from basic, home edition, professional, or the ultimate, it would also be available in a family pack multi-license bundle. This family pack multi-license bundle means that family members can copy win. 7 to several computers in their home.

For the system requirements to have this Operating System work, you must have at least, 1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 16 GB of free disk space and a DirectX 9.0c capable video card(an on board video card may do as long as it supports DirectX 9.0c). Now, if you plan to have the 64 bit operating system of Windows 7, you must have at least, 2GB of RAM and at least 20 GB of hard disk space.

Another thing I'm excited to share to you guys is that, windows 7 is currently running at DirectX 11. That means smoother and more realistic games.

As I explored it, it has this feature included which was not on the previous versions of Windows, the "Super bar". According to one author, he quoted it as "Super bar on steroids". The super bar has this feature that as you mouse over on the icons, it displays a thumbnail, just like that in vista's. But the thing here is, if you mouse over on one thumbnail, you can actually preview the content of the thumbnail that you are pointing and you can select the previewed thumbnail by double clicking on it.

Another feature is that, you can pin, or unpin icons that  you want to appear  or disappear on the super bar hassle free.

 In this Operating System, you can manually change the User Account Control (UAC) as to your preference. It is found on the Getting Started tab from the start menu.

This also has a snap feature that  when you snap worksheet or a dialog box perhaps to the right, it automatically place that box on the right hand side which is exactly half of your screen, and when you snap it on the left, it does the same. In turn, this would help you easily compare things as you want like prices on different brands of laptops or compare features of video cards perhaps. And whenever you want to set it back to full screen, just snap it towards the top and you're done.

Not to mention, it has neat themes that you can apply easily whether you want the basic or aero. Once you have the aero themes applied, it has this feature that it changes the wallpapers depending on interval you will set.

So much about the Pro's, I will share to you the Cons I encountered. It's just that, based on experience, you will have a difficulty finding applications that will support the OS which I think would be considerable at this time due to the fact that the OS is still new.

Generally, installing Windows 7 is no problem, it is very straight forward and it automatically detects your hardware and you might not need to install them because it works properly as if the drivers where installed.

For the latest pricing as of the date of publishing, here's the link for you guys:


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