Want to learn about Windows 7? Microsoft offers you a look at its features
So what's all the fuss about? All the badmouthing aimed at Windows Vista made plenty of consumers stay away last time. Don't think Microsoft is unaware of that fact. They know, and they worked pretty hard to make sure that Windows 7 was "Vista done right."
What's different about Windows 7 - and what makes it better? Who better to answer those questions than Microsoft?
Over at the Windows 7 product page on Microsoft.com, you'll find a great deal of information about the new operating system. In particular you may want to check out the Features and Videos pages, where you can see many of Windows 7's new features in action (the video below is our own early look at the new taskbar).
You might want to have the Windows Media player plugin installed (click here to get it) first, or you can open the files with Windows Media Player. Here are some topics you shouldn't miss:
Videos (direct link to video files, open them with Windows Media Player):
- better backup and restore
- Games Explorer and multiplayer games
- parental controls
- performance improvements
- power management
- Windows touch
- Windows troubleshooting