Moving Up in the World of Windows
Windows 7, Microsoft's flagship operating system for the workstation, has met with constant praise. Clearly, Microsoft did not want a repeat of the Vista fiasco. While in some ways, Windows 7 may seem like an extension of Vista, in important ways it is not. So treat it as a separate operating system.
What works in Windows 7?
In addition to speed, Windows 7 also provides more flexible user control, more security, more control of the desktop, more control of files and documents with a Library function, better hardware control, more available drivers and easier network installation.
But Windows 7 also has many new features. Touch screen is now available. However, other technologies are also making inroads. For example, in third world countries, Microsoft is engaging in technologies where you can attach up to 25 mice to one computer thereby making the computer learning experience more available to students in poor countries. Another technology is using muscle control to manipulate the keyboard and mouse without touching them, but instead using wireless.
These technologies make Windows 7 the testament OS for the future because of what it supports now and will continue to support in the future. At the browser level, Microsoft still dominates with Internet Explorer, but other browsers are now also coming on line to compete with Microsoft.