Many of you are using Microsoft Windows XP and more and more of you are using Windows Vista. Especially thanks to Microsoft’s Vista Assurance program directly aimed at small businesses.
What you probably did not know was that the next version of Windows is already being planned: Windows 7.
It’s way to early to even consider if you should have it for your business – but at least you now KNOW what’s planned for the future of Windows. Here’s two views of Windows 7 from PC World and Computer World:
PC World writes Bottom line: So far, Windows 7 looks, behaves, and performs almost exactly like Windows Vista. And it breaks all sorts of things that used to work just fine under Vista. In other words, Microsoft’s follow-up to its most unpopular OS release since Windows Me threatens to deliver zero measurable performance benefits while introducing new and potentially crippling compatibility issues.
Computer World writes Overall, Windows 7 is a more functional, more efficiently designed operating system than Windows Vista, with far more attention paid to the user experience. From revamped a User Account Control (UAC) feature to better home networking, improved search and nice interface tweaks, the entire operating system has gotten an overall polishing. Even Windows Backup, one of the worst applications ever shipped with an operating system, has been turned into something useful.
As always, speak to your local consultant about how to use technology as a tool to grow your business. You can find consultants at ProCompare.com
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