After years of complaints from customers about Windows Vista, Microsoft listened. Vista which was initially planned to have been the revolutionary operating system from Microsoft turned out to have more cons then pros with many of its users. And after a number of years of frustration they officially announced the release date of their next installment to the family called Windows 7.
I attended one of their many sneak peak sessions hosted by Microsoft country wide and was disappointed to find it was all a power point presentation and no practical examples of Windows 7 were show cased. A news article from Comztek which is an IT company with a number of offices throughout Africa had this to say about Windows 7:
"Windows 7 is said to be the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Providing better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews that will help you speed through everyday tasks.
In addition faster and more reliable performance means your PC works just the way you want it to, and great features like Windows Media Centre and Windows Touch make new things possible."
Non-Profits in South Africa will also be able to take advantage and upgrade to Windows 7 at a fraction of the cost shortly after its release through the SANGOTeCH programme. As for my opinion about Windows 7, any improvements from Vista are welcomed with open arms.
ICT Programmes Officer