Windows 7 has been officially released by Microsoft today – Oct 22nd.
I still run Windows XP SP3 on my 5 year old desktop and it runs like a champ. I never upgraded to Vista as i knew how resource hungry it was.
My wife has been running Vista on her Sony Vaio and it performs fine as that laptop has enough horsepower.
Windows 7 is supposedly a little less of a resource hog than Vista and expected to perform better in a low powered hardware. So, I am looking forward to making the leap from XP once my Windows 7 pre-order arrives today.
Windows 7 Features
Windows 7 is available in 3 flavors – Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate.
You can see a comparison of different Windows 7 features based on editions here. You can also click on this image to see a full size image of it.
Also, you can check out a bunch of product features videos here.
Free Anti-Virus Software
Celebrating the arrival of Windows 7 some vendors offering their premium anti-virus products for free with 1-year subscription just today.
- Panda Security Anti-Virus protection – 1 year license
- IOBit Security 360 PRO – 1 year license
- Kaspersky – 1 year license (it’s not live at the time of writing)
It’s a good time to grab one of these premium anti-virus solutions if you don’t have one or use a free one.
Windows 7 Useful Articles
If you are looking to get a good grip on Windows 7, here are a few good articles I came across in the last few days.
- Access a Windows 7 Installation in Mac OS X with VirtualBox
- New Themes for Windows 7 from Microsoft
- Free Deploying Windows 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine
- Is Your PC Ready For Windows 7? Check with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
- Windows 7 System Recovery Discs – Repair Tool of the Week
- Which Windows 7 is right for you?
- Prep Your PC for Windows 7 [How To]
- How to get your old system ready for a Windows 7 upgrade
- Disable User Account Control (UAC) the Easy Way on Win 7 or Vista
- The Best Windows Tweaks that Still Work in Windows 7
If you are planning to upgrade, this should be a good starting point. I will try post my own experiences here once I do it.
So, are you planning on getting Windows 7? If yes, are you upgrading from XP or Vista?