Microsoft has released its latest operating system Windows 7 in selected countries today with other countries to follow down the road. Many say that Windows 7 is what Windows Vista should have been, an optimized operating system that combines the looks of today with interesting new features and less bloat. The similarities between Windows Vista and Windows 7 are apparent but Microsoft has modified, tweaked and altered Windows 7 in the right spots to make it the better operating system.
Here are the things that I personally like in Windows 7:
Some say the differences between Vista and Windows 7 are not big enough to justify a migration to the new operating system. I say it solely depends on the situation. If you are happy with Vista or XP stick with it. It would make sense from a security standpoint to migrate from XP to Windows 7. There are other aspects that make a migration from XP to 7 desirable.
About the different editions that are available: Most users should be fine with Windows 7 Home Premium as Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate cater to a professional audience with features that are usually not requested and needed by home users (think of virtual hard disk booting, location aware printing, Windows server domain, remote desktop host, presentation mode or Branchache). Best of all it is a lot cheaper than the other two editions of Windows 7.
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