Windows 7 - What's New?
Basically we can consider this OS as a "well functioning Vista". It doesn't
add much to what Vista offered before, and I'll pinpoint the added
functions Windows 7 offers.
generally speaking, WIN 7 is more functional than Vista with a better
emphasis on user experience:
First, the User Account Control (UAC) is modernized compared to one in Vista. The
UAC in Vista used to alert the user every time any change was performed on the
computer, and by that I refer even to a simple clock setup. Win7 alerts the user only
in a single scenario: when a program tries to implement changes on the computer. This
change makes the UAC more reliable, because the user actually pays attention to the
In addition, Win 7 lets you an amount of control over the UAC: you may choose
between 3 choices: off,partially on - only for changes made by software, on (like in
Second, A new element is added: 'Homegroup', which make it easier to share
folders,files & hardware component over a home network. The Network and Sharing
Center is now much more efficient and easy to work with. The file sharing mechanism,
that was head-breaking in Vista, is very easy to use in Win 7 and requires not much
than a right-click.
Third, A new task bar was formed, which now replaces the former 'Quick Launch bar'
and resembles the task bar on MAC OS. This task bar will show the user all the
opened windows in a micro size image. Moreover, if the user drags a non-maximized
window to the top of the screen - that window is automatically maximized. If the
user drags a maximized window downwards, it returns to its original size. If that
window is dragged to the left edge of the screen, it occupies the left half of the
screen. The same if dragged to the right edge.
Fourth, The Control Panel is much more user friendly on Win 7: when a user chooses a
category on the control panel, he/she gets a new screen with the subcategories of
that main category. That feature may make the tracking of the desired function