The main theme around which Windows 7 was based on how it would like to work for the consumer and corporates. It was based on around 4000 IT companies feedback. It would like to resolve all the aspirations of consumers such as faster , smarter, lighter OS. This OS simply does what it is supposed to with all the visual presentations which is the trend of the modern OS. A robust OS can be customized according to the hardware that you run it on. Surprisingly, it runs fast compare to Windows XP. That is why many will probably be changing their OS for the first time in five or six weeks. This is probably the first time we have a Microsoft OS that can run on a lower configuration than its predecessor. It is light, an ideal OS for the portability of the atom processer. If the report is to be believed, the OS consume less battery power too. Windows 7 is superior to XP and Vista in variety of ways, Vista was presumably unpopular because of the high system requirements, though at first glance Windows 7 seems a more optimize version of Vista. Windows 7 can run with 512 or 768 MB of RAM. With some of the visual effect turned off. Though it can be enabled later.
Aerosnap , junplists , taskbar enhancements , ubiquitous search, new media center gives an idea of choice for HTPCs also. For the first time multi-touch is being embedded into an OS for the masses. This gives rise to new set of devices and applications . This OS uses the untapped power of the GPU, The GPU is no longer just for graphics, in Windows 7 the CPU and the GPU create a co-processing environment through Direct Compute which enables applications in Windows 7 to take advantage of GPU computing to accelerate the applications. In the commercial environment one of the very big features offered by Windows 7, is actually a replacement to a VPN. It lets you directly access your corporate resources remotely , while giving you certain amount of savings through branch cache , bit locker. PC experience enhanced through more robust security and risk management and more robust IE 8 with superior security and protection features.
Windows 7 taskbar has more functionality. It is thick, lets you change the sequence of applications running in the task bar, pinning applications to the task bar , grouping of active applications , a real time preview of each of the instances . By pressing Windows key+left/right arrow keys fit the expanded window to the left or right side of the screen. Windows 7 lets you add as much paths as you want for either of the pre defined folder, quick access to frequently used folder , setting the default action for the usual shut down button , constantly changing wallpapers , with preview mode in Windows Explore (Alt+P), sticky notes to keep track of tasks that one needs to do, running applications using a different user account, capturing screen shots with the Snipping Tools, toning down the controversial UAC, checking for memory problems with an inbuilt tool Windows Memory Diagnostic just needs a reboot to work, built-in clear type tuner, enabling the Windows XP virtualization mode, Windows 7’s resource monitor more powerful than process manager, easier multiple file selection is convenient even through a long list of files are the most prominent features and the characteristics of Windows 7 so far.