Details of new features in Windows® 7. Compare it to Windows® Vista® and Windows® XP®
How is Windows 7 better than its predecessors? How does it match up with Windows Vista and Windows XP?
Windows 7 is the newest operating system from Microsoft. It was one of the most awaited versions of Windows because of the features that were provided by the company. Windows 7 has great improvements when compared to the previous version, Windows Vista. Microsoft has ensured that this version is compatible with the main applications that people use on their computers. The bootup time of Windows 7 has reduced, allowing the user to easily start the operating system and carry out their work. There are enhancements in the case of user interfaces and the overall appearance of Windows. Windows 7 is available in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions and it supports volume licensing, that provides easy installation capabilities for big enterprises which use a large number of computers.
Features and comparison of Windows 7 with Windows XP and Windows Vista are:
- New features
- Windows 7 vs. Windows XP
- Windows 7 vs. Windows Vista
The HomeGroup feature in Windows 7 allows the user to easily connect different computers running on Windows 7. This helps the user to share pictures, videos, music and other files quickly between the shared computers. You can also secure your connections with password protection. The JumpList feature provided in the Windows 7 allows the user to easily access the commonly used programs. The user can add their important programs to the JumpList.
Windows 7 vs. Windows XP
Windows 7 has improved a lot compared to Windows XP. A number of new user interfaces features in Windows 7 like “Pin”, “Snap” and so on outruns Windows XP by miles. The simple taskbar in Windows XP has given way for a high performance and attractive taskbar for Windows 7. Windows 'Touch' allows the user to start the application by touching rather than pointing and clicking, using the mouse, technique that was available in Windows XP. The user can now connect securely to company networks using the Domain Join feature that is available in Windows 7. Windows XP is classic and simple when compared to the most modern looks and features of Windows 7.
Windows Vista is the predecessor of Windows 7. The trouble that Microsoft faced in the Windows Vista era was its lack of compatibility with major applications and they have been totally overcome in Windows 7. Microsoft has improved the Windows Defender and BitLocker security features that were available in Windows Vista. The BitLocker-To-Go feature in Windows 7 takes security to another level by providing encrypted protection to the USB and flash drive that you plug into Windows 7 base computer.