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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Windows 7 Beta

Yes, last February 26, Microsoft Philippines launched Windows 7 Beta here in the Philippines. As a replacement to the latest version Windows Vista. There are still no specific date for the release of its final version, but software giant Microsoft Corp. plans to have it out by the second half, said Jay O. Joson, developer and platform evangelist of Microsoft Philippines.

Windows 7 as promised by Microsoft Engineers to be faster, more reliable and more compatible with more devices and applications which compared to the previous version, Windows Vista which received heavy criticism from its users for its slowness, incompatibility with many hardware devices and for hogging system resources. I do agree with that.

Ballmer said last January 9 on its official release in LAS VEGAS, that this would be the "best version of Windows ever" and pointed out features that implicitly acknowledged the problems with Windows Vista.
"We are putting in all the right ingredients -- simplicity, reliability and speed -- and working hard to get it right and to get it ready,"

Windows 7 System Requirements:
  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • 1 GB of system memory
  • 16 GB of available disk space
  • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
  • DVD-R/W Drive
  • Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates)
Some of the Windows 7 Features:
  • Improved taskbar and full-screen previews - You can set the order where the icons appear and they'll stay put in the taskbars. You can Click once on the large icons or bigger preview thumbnails and you can even see the full screen preview before switching to that window or application.
  • Jump Lists - You easily access the files you've been working with. Just right click on the icon on your taskbar. You may also pin some files you want to the Jump List for easy access.
  • Better Device Management - You do not have to use other window to manage all your devices. Using only one window, Devices and Printers screen to connect, manage, and use whatever printers, phones, and other devices you have on-hand.
  • HomeGroup - Once you set it up you can easily use the Network and Sharing Center to choose what you share with other homegroup members.
  • Windows Touch - Using a touchscreen monitor you can easily use it

For more information you may check Windows 7 Home


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