Windows 7 News posted an interesting video about some of the upcoming features in Microsoft's next operating system Windows 7.
The video is showing some of the new features that have already been implemented in the Milestone 1 release of Windows 7.
Everything is obviously far from complete and it will take approximately one year before Windows 7 will be released.
It is still interesting to see what Microsoft implemented so far. Some of the new features are great additions, for example the improved Windows Explorer which finally gets a second workspace that can be enabled. A feature that programs like Total Commander and others offer for years.
The demonstration goes through many different areas including keyboard shortcuts, screen capturing, disk usage analyzer, an improved task manager, virtual drives, website creation and a password manager.
I think I'm not the only one who hopes that Microsoft will get their act together and develop and deliver a fast, secure and efficient operating system instead of a Vista 2.
Update: Windows 7 has been released and its reception has been mostly positive so far. While it does not ship with all features that were initially said to be included, like the dual-pane explorer, it offers significant performance improvements over Windows Vista.
When you look at the features that it is offering you will notice many improvements including Windows Touch support, many personalization options, remote media streaming, a new and improved Windows Taskbar, Aero Snap, and jumplist support.
The new taskbar in particular needs to be mentioned in this regard, as it can now be used to pin applications that you start regularly to it. It acts like a second start menu, one that is always visible, which can improve your workflow significantly if you make use of the new feature.
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