Windows 7 Sales & Features

Microsoft will tell just about anyone that’s willing to listen that Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in it’s history with a mind-boggling 10 licenses sold every second since release.  Those numbers are supported by a number of features that users have reported being pretty enamored with.

1.  Windows Search.  Introduced in Vista, and refined in 7, Windows Search is a key feature of the new OS.

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Start typing into the Start menu search box—and you’ll instantly see a list of relevant documents, pictures, music, and e-mail on your PC. Results are now grouped by category and contain highlighted keywords and text snippets to make them easier to scan.2.  Snap (My personal favorite).

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Snap is a quick (and fun) new way to resize open windows, simply by dragging them to the edges of your screen. Depending on which edge you choose—top or bottom, left or right—the window will expand vertically, fill the screen, or you can even position windows side by side. Snap makes reading, organizing, and comparing windows a…well, you get the picture.3.  Live Taskbar Previews

With Windows 7, you can point to a taskbar icon to see actual images of all of your open files or programs. Then, move your mouse over the image to preview the window full-screen. Click on the full screen image, and you can start working with it immediately. You can even close windows from the thumbnail previews—a big time saver.

4.  Pin

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In Windows 7, you can use pinning to make your PC work even more the way you want. One big improvement is the ability to control where your programs appear on your taskbar. Always want your web browser right next to the start button? Drag the icon where you want it, and it’ll stay there till you move it. You can also pin your program icon to the taskbar, so it’s there all the time. You can even pin specific documents and web sites to Jump Lists on your