Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The new and changed features in Windows 7

Handwriting recognition
Support for virtual hard disks
Improved performance on multi-core processors
Improved boot performance
Direct Access and kernel improvements
Windows 7 adds support for systems using multiple Heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors (A new version of Windows Media Center)
New range of Gadgets
New items added to Control Panel
Windows Security Center has been renamed to Windows Action Center which encompasses both security and maintenance of the computer
Internet Spades, Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers, which were removed from Windows Vista, were restored in Windows 7
Windows 7 will include Internet Explorer 8 & Windows Media Player 12
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) of Windows 7 is also enhanced to support real-time multimedia application including video playback and 3D games. So you can use Direct X 10 in a remote desktop environment
Removed features
Some notable Windows Vista features and components have been replaced or removed in Windows 7, including the classic Start Menu user interface, Windows Ultimate Extras, Ink Ball, and Windows Calendar. Three applications bundled with Windows Vista namely; Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Mail are not included with Windows 7. However you can download it for free as separate package called Windows Live Essentials.

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