Yeah. I am among the group of “Third world” users. I was using Windows XP for 6 years like a zombie. I had Installed tons of freewares and Sharewares to check the limit of XP.
I was living a comfirtable life, with known security issues, slow speed, frequent restarts. Just like living a married life. For years and years.
That’s why installing and using Windows 7 brought back the excitement of new marriage. And for the first time, my loved Windows XP began looking like a old wife.
Long back somebody told me about Vista, for all its faults, provided a strong, secure base. But I got reviews about its slowness, thickness and rigidness. I simply ignored Vista.
Windows 7 strips away that ugliness to create something that’s light yet strong, useful yet still playful.
Simple and easy installation
I had a Windows XP running on my laptop. From Using the Windows 7 installer CD, and selecting the option for running the OS from Optical disc, the installation finished in 40 minutes. The installation let me format my hard-disc, create partitions and install the OS with detecteing all hardware. A plesent experience.
Few interesting things!
Vista was a nightmare for old PCs. Forget Old PCs, It wasnt performing well on laptops by consuming most of the hardware resources. Windows 7, by contrast, runs fine on most netbooks, as well as on older PCs.
Win7 backgrounds comes with different themes like groovy psychedelic landscapes, dreamy Dada-esque creatures, and candy-colored anime art. Each theme has have 3-4 images which changes after a preset time interval.
Microsoft’s is making the “Third World” people feel creative with their computers, a feeling that comes so naturally to Apple’s Mac.
Even if the backgrounds don’t suit your fancy, you must admire how Windows 7’s design team deliberately chose wallpapers with taste. That’s a big change from XP and Vista.
Windows 7 brings several good and addictive shortcuts. For example, placing two windows side-by-side on a crowded desktop took a lot of mouse maneuvering in Windows XP. In Windows 7, you click the first window, and press Win+Right Arrow to scoot the window against the right edge. Follow up with a Win+Left Arrow on the second window, and you’ve lined them up side-by-side, ready for quick information swapping.
Windows 7 comes loaded with many other creative keyboard shortcuts. hmm.. The guys at microsoft are working. Good sign!
Windows 7 overhauled the taskbar with Groups – A pop-up menu lists grouped items of same category. You can even see your favorite Web sites by Right-clicking the taskbar’s browser icon, clicking the favored site’s name from the pop-up list’s “Frequent” section.
I tried installing “free” softwares, The OS simply denies installing such programs. The installar closed automatically.
Windows 7 lets one library show the contents of several folders. Store your music in the Public Music folder, for example, and those tunes automatically appear in every user account’s Music library. Once people grasp this concept, they’ll be able to spend more time working with their information rather than finding it.
Windows 7’s a huge step forward from Microsoft Vista, and it’s versatile enough to last for years to come. But Windows 7’s certainly not perfect.
As to be expected, Windows 7 is often too much about Microsoft’s needs, rather than your own. For example, Windows 7 no longer comes with an e-mail program, so Windows 7 understandably pushes Microsoft’s new Windows Live Mail program as a replacement.
Upgrading Windows Vista to 7
If you’re upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7, the setup will completely removes the old operating system. In case of Vista to Windows 7, It upgrades only.
But, Microsoft switches your default browser to Internet Explorer 8, no matter how many years you’ve been using Firefox OR Safari. Smart business.