Microsoft is adding to Windows 7 a new signature-based approach for checking if an OS is properly licensed.
Today, Windows 7 machines typically come with a hidden "restore partition" that will return the PC to its factory condition.
Windows 7 builds on the security foundation of Windows Vista, delivering increased flexibility in securing computers and data.
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.
Windows 7 adds base-level support for all kinds of sensors, from GPS, to fingerprint readers, to ambient light sensors, to accelerometers.
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.
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!
Microsoft is working closely with Intel, that Windows 7 can use Hyper-Threading, even better.
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)
Windows 7 includes many features, such as new ways to work with windows—Snap, Peek, and Shake.
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.