Windows 7 'has something for everyone'
Thursday 12th November 2009, by Daniel King
All kinds of broadband users are likely to benefit from the revised version of Microsoft's PC and laptop operating system (OS), if one expert's comments are to be believed.
Launched on October 22nd this year, Windows 7 is the follow up to the firm's previous Vista option, which proved to be an unpopular software product with some particular users.
However, one expert who has recently put together a companion book for the package states that Microsoft has done a great deal to equip its latest offering with a lot of things people will like.
Simon May, author of The Rough Guide to Windows 7, said some of the features that might appeal specifically to multimedia users is the ability to more easily playback music and video formats thanks to more comprehensive support for different file types.
"Right out of the box, [the OS] will let consumers stream their entire media collection from their home PC anywhere in the world, safely and legally," he added.
Mr May went on to say that Microsoft has also changed the way in which new hardware items like digital cameras, scanners and webcams are linked to Windows 7 and that buyers should find "adding new hardware [is] as easy as it should be".
However, he concluded that businesses users would also benefit from the inclusion of a number of enterprise options like DirectAccess.
A report last week from research firm NPD Group showed sales for Windows 7 were higher in the first few days in the US than that of its Vista predecessor.