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Windows 7 is an operating system developed by Microsoft.

 

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Microsoft is adding to Windows 7 a new signature-based approach for checking if an OS is properly licensed.

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Source: PCWorld

Today, Windows 7 machines typically come with a hidden "restore partition" that will return the PC to its factory condition.

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Source: guardian.co.uk

Windows 7 builds on the security foundation of Windows Vista, delivering increased flexibility in securing computers and data.

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In addition to protecting internal computer hard disk drives, BitLocker™ Drive Encryption can encrypt external USB drives and hard disks—and provide recovery keys so that the data is accessible when it is needed.

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Windows 7 enables end users to be productive no matter where they are or where the data they need resides. They can work faster and with fewer interruptions because Windows 7 improves performance and reliability.

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They do not have to look in multiple places to find information because a single search can examine a SharePoint site on a company intranet and files on their computers

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Windows 7 adds base-level support for all kinds of sensors, from GPS, to fingerprint readers, to ambient light sensors, to accelerometers.

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Source: Technical Warrior
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Light sensors, for example, can now be used not only to light up a keyboard, but an application could sense daylight and make type larger so that it’s easier to read.

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In less than one year, Windows 7 has reached over 17 percent global market share* and as of September, Windows 7 is running on 93 percent of new consumer PCs.

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Windows 7 has been sold for more than 240 millions licenses (that’s about more than 7.6 copies sold every second!). This makes Windows 7 the fastest selling operating system (OS) in history!

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Microsoft is working closely with Intel, that Windows 7 can use Hyper-Threading, even better.

Article: Thread: Windows 7 History
Source: Windows 7 History
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Hyper-threading technology, commonly referred to as "HT Technology," enables the processor to execute two threads, or sets of instructions, at the same time. Since hyper-threading allows two streams to be executed in parallel, it is almost like having two separate processors working together.

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Basic data of Windows 7:
• 64 bit and 32 bit version
• Kernel is based on "MinWin", introduced by Eric Traut in October 2007
• new graphic system
• improved language and handwriting recognition, useable over touch screen
• new user interface
• new program menues, with a recent list of the latests file and program functions used
• Windows XP mode (Windows 7 Professional or higher)

Article: Thread: Windows 7 History
Source: Windows 7 History

Windows 7 includes many features, such as new ways to work with windows—Snap, Peek, and Shake.

Article: A history of Windows
Source: A history of Windows
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Windows Touch makes its debut, enabling you to use your fingers to browse the web, flip through photos, and open files and folders.

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When Windows 7 is released in October 2009, laptops are outselling desktop PCs and it’s common to get online at public wireless hotspots like coffee shops.

Article: A history of Windows
Source: A history of Windows
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