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    • Windows 7
      Tea Trebicka
      Annelise Hansen
    • Operating systemWhat is it?
      An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that runs the computer hardware.
      Operating systems control common hardware functions such as:
      Managing the processor and memory
      Managing files and storage
      Formatting disks
      Communicating with peripheral devices
      Capturing user input
      Providing output
    • Operating systemWhat is it?
      • The operating system provides a user interface that allows the user to interact with the system.
      • This is what defines the user’s experience and causes some users to prefer Windows or Mac.
      • The operating system also provides a structure for organizing data on the system.
      • The operating system also multitasks, running multiple applications at the same time.
    • History of Windows
      Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system for personal computers
      Past versions of Windows
      Windows NT
      Windows Me
      Windows 2000
      Windows XP
      Windows Vista
      Each version provides new added features for the user
    • Windows 7
      Microsoft Windows runs on roughly 90% of all personal computers.
      Windows 7, the most recent version of Windows, provides a high-quality graphical user experience that supports all types of computer activities from business applications to video games and media production
    • Windows 7
      Windows 7 provides high quality graphical user experience that supports all types of computer activities
      Available in different computing needs
      Windows 7 Home Premium
      Windows 7 Professional
      Windows 7 Ultimate
    • What’s New? - Desktop
      Taskbar – Bigger Icons, Preview, Rearrange
      Jump Lists – provide a way to access recently used, files, pictures and emails right as you hover over the icon for faster computing
    • What’s New?
      Snap – Way to resize open windows by dragging them to the edge of the screen
      Peek – like x-ray vision to see through all open windows to the desktop
      Shake – clear view by shaking front window
    • What’s New?
      Desktop Search
      Now you wont have to go looking through your start menu to find what you need. Simply type it in the search bar and it shows up.
      External Hard Drive
      With Windows XP you needed a third party to help you back up your data. Now you just plug in your external hard drive and an option to “Use this drive for backup” shows up in auto play.
    • What’s New?-Performance
      64-bit processor
      Large amount of information support
      Can use more RAM up to 4GB
      More responsive when running multiple programs
      Compared to the 32-bit processor more power
    • File Management-Libraries
      Bringing together information from different access points
      External Hard Drive
      Home Computer
      Work Laptop
      Files will remain in original places but can be put together so they can be worked on
    • File Management-Libraries
      Windows categorizes everything into libraries such as Documents, Mixed Media, Images, Music, and Videos.
      Before everything you worked on got added to my documents, whether it was music, pictures, or essays.
      Now, Windows 7 automatically files everything where it needs to be, making it easier to search for things in the future.
    • New & Improved
    • New & Improved
      Marketing Campaign –
      “Windows 7 was My Idea”
      Improved the ability of having the computer come out of sleep and resume quickly
      Modified Shut Down Action
      Word Pad’s Facelift
      Sticky Notes Everywhere
      Windows Vault to store your credentials
      Calculators for everyone (Standard, Scientific, Statistics, Programmer)
    • Cloud Storage
      Sky Drive Explorer allows Microsoft users to add 25GB of safe cloud storage to Windows Explorer
      This service if provided free from Microsoft.
      You can access your Sky Drive from virtually anywhere.
      Once installed, you can add files & folders, move things around, add/delete, as if they were stored in your local hard drive.
    • Security & Compatibility
      Action Center – Maintenance and Security
      All in one for updates
      No more pop ups from different programs
      Parental Controls
      Set time limits
      Control what games they can play
      Windows Live Family Safety
    • Reasons to Switch to windows 7
      Best operating system by Microsoft up to date
      Taskbar & Jump List
      Better security and interface
      Better integration with hardware
      Upgrading won’t screw you over
      XP Mode
      Automatically Installed Device Drivers
      It just looks better 
    • Mac VS. Windows
      Mac’s simple and easy use draws in users
      OS X Snow leopard = Windows 7
      UNIX technology provides stability and security
    • Credits
      Download Squad." SkyDrive Explorer adds 25gb of free cloud storage to Windows Explorer. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/30/access-skydrive-from-windows-explorer-my-computer/>.
      Top 10 Windows 7 Features #4: A worthwhile Windows Explorer." Beta News. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct 2010. <http://www.betanews.com/article/Top-10-Windows-7-Features-4-A-worthwhile-Windows-Explorer/1242770911>.
      Mac vs. PC." Apple Mac vs PC. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <http://www.funnymail.co.za/images/apple-mac-vs-pc>.
      Web. 12 Oct 2010. <http://editingvideos.net/images/mac-vs-pc.jpg>.
      Windows 7." Mobile Whack. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <http://www.mobilewhack.com/tag/vista/>.
    • Credits
      8 Reasons To Switch To Windows 7 (If You Haven't Already)." Dumb Little Man. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <http://www.dumblittleman.com/2010/05/8-reasons-to-switch-to-windows-7-if-you.html>.
      7 New and Improved Windows 7 Features That Shouldn’t Go Unnoticed ." GilsMethod. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct 2010. <http://www.gilsmethod.com/7-new-and-improved-windows-7-features-that-shouldnt-go-unnoticed>.
      7 Good Reasons to Switch to Windows 7." Gadget Lap. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct 2010. <http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/08/windows7-seven-reasons/>.