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Windows 7

  1. 1. Windows Mr.Paras B. Wadher MCA II year II sem. Blackcomb / Vienna /
  2. 2. What is Microsoft Windows ?
  3. 3. Evolution of Microsoft ? <ul><li>Microsoft Started in1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Revenues: $16,005 Employees: 3 (Paul Allen,Bill Gates, and Ric Weiland) </li></ul><ul><li>1 st work: </li></ul><ul><li>MICROSOFT BASIC for the MITS Altair 8800 on the cover of the 1st January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Microsoft Timeline
  5. 5. Different Windows (versions) NT 3.1 Windows NT 3.1 July 1993 3.1 Windows For Workgroups 3.1 October 1992 3.1 Windows 3.1x March 1992 3.0 Windows 3.0 May 1990 2.11 Windows 2.11 March 1989 2.03 Windows 2.03 November 1987 1.01 Windows 1.01 November 1985
  6. 6. Continue… NT 4.0.1381 Windows NT 4.0 July 1996 4.0.950 Windows 95 August 1995 NT 3.51 Windows NT 3.51 May 1995 NT 3.5 Windows NT 3.5 September 1994 3.2 Windows 3.2 (released in Simplified Chinese only) January 1994 3.11 Windows For Workgroups 3.11 December 1993
  7. 7. Continue… NT 5.2.3790 Windows Server 2003 April 2003 NT 5.2.3790 Windows XP 64-bit Edition 2003 March 2003 NT 5.1.2600 Windows XP October 2001 4.90.3000 Windows Me September 2000 NT 5.0.2195 Windows 2000 February 2000 4.10.2222 Windows 98 SE May 1999 4.10.1998 Windows 98 June 1998
  8. 8. Continue… NT 6.1.7000 Windows 7 January 2009 NT 6.0.6001 Windows Server 2008 February 2008 NT 5.2.4500 Windows Home Server July 2007 NT 6.0.6001 Windows Vista November 2006 (volume licensing) January 2007 (retail) NT 5.1.2600 Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs July 2006 NT 5.2.3790 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition April 2005
  9. 9. Windows 7 Specifications Audio output Audio DVD-ROM Other drives 16 GB HDD free space 128 MB (For Windows Aero) Graphics memory DirectX 9.0 capable Graphics card 1 GB Memory (RAM) 1 GHz (Either 32-bit or 64-bit) Processor Speed
  10. 10. Windows 7 <ul><li>Windows 7 (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna ) is the next release of Microsoft Windows, for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, netbooks and media center PCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 7 is an incremental upgrade to Vista, with the goal of being fully compatible with device drivers, applications, and hardware and have focused on multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar,HomeGroup and performance improvements . </li></ul>
  11. 11. New features (Advantages) <ul><li>advances in touch, speech, and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, and kernel improvements. </li></ul><ul><li>support for systems using multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors. </li></ul><ul><li>a new version of Windows Media Center, Gadgets being integrated into Windows Explorer. </li></ul><ul><li>improved media features, Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), and a redesigned Calculator with multiline capabilities including Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Many new items have been added to the Control Panel including: ClearType Text Tuner , Display Color Calibration Wizard, Gadgets, Recovery , Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors , Credential Manager, Biometric Devices , System Icons, Windows Action Center , which encompasses both security and maintenance of the computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Taskbar changed with “Superbar “ with has more facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Peek” is a quick way of making all visible windows transparent for a quick look at the desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Better support for Solid State Drives and Windows 7 will be able to identify a Solid State Drive uniquely. </li></ul><ul><li>Adds online versions of Spades, Backgammon and Checkers. (games) </li></ul>Continue…
  13. 13. Removed features (Disadvantages ) <ul><li>everal Start menu and taskbar features including: </li></ul><ul><li>Floating Deskbands ( </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Media Player Toolbar (replaced with the new Jump list feature) </li></ul><ul><li>Pinning default Internet Browser and E-mail client software programs on Start menu by default (programs can be manually pinned) </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Mail, and Windows Calendar (in favor of downloading or using online the free respective Windows Live counterparts, which lack some features) </li></ul><ul><li>Software Explorer feature of Windows Defender. </li></ul><ul><li>Removable Storage Manager (applications dependent on it, such as NTBackup or the NTBackup Restore Tool, cannot run) </li></ul><ul><li>InkBall, a game </li></ul><ul><li>The numeric keypad from On-Screen Keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Agent 2.0 Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Sidebar (Gadgets remain, sitting freely on the Desktop) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Potential Disadvantages
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Microsoft windows revolutionized the world. </li></ul><ul><li>It shares nearly 90% of total available O.S. (report Dec 2008 source Awio ) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide programmers and developers a base for high end programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Latest release up ahead is : </li></ul><ul><li>Windows vista sp2 (march 2009) </li></ul>
  16. 17. Any Queries (about Topic)
  17. 18. Knowledge cannot be stolen, only can be gained / earned . -Paras wadher