Released to customers on 22nd of October 2009, Windows 7 has become the choice of home and high-end users who are looking for the best operating system. Windows 7 comes with lots of innovative features like perfection in touch and handwriting recognition, implicit hard disk support, enhanced performance in multi-core processors, enhanced boot performance, Direct Access, and kernel improvements. It supports systems using several heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors. Control panel of Windows 7 features scores of innovative items like Clear Type Text Tuner, Display Color Calibration Wizard, Troubleshooting, Workspace Center, Location and Other Sensors, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, Display tools, etc. Windows Security Center has been redefined as Windows Action Center, which performs both security operations and maintenance of the computer.
256 Gigabytes of superfluous allotment of memory is supported by ready boost on 32bit version of Windows 7. This operating system by Microsoft also allows images in the RAW image formats through the accumulation of Windows Imaging Component-enabled image decoders, which allows raw image thumbnails, previewing and meta data display in Windows Explorer, plus full-size viewing and slide shows in Windows Photo Viewer and Media Center.
Microsoft offers Windows 7 in six versions and out of them, only three are sold retail: Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 7 Home Premium is essentially the most fundamental version of all. If you are just using your computer for home purposes such as going online and playing games, it is the most appropriate for you. Windows 7 Home Premium comes with Internet Explorer 8, an enhanced desktop navigation and it is easier to search for your files and documents. This operating system comes with some exceptional features such as Windows Search and JumpList. There are also various other bonus features like HomeGroup, Aero and Windows Media Center, which are obtainable in this edition.
As for Windows 7 Professional, it is for those who wish to do office work as it comes with the same functions with Windows 7 Home Premium and also added functions such as the capability to run many XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode. It also functions ‘Domain Join’ which connects company networks effortlessly and securely, and besides it allows for a full backup of a home or business network as opposed to the normal computer backup. Additional features of Windows 7 Professional include location aware printing, encrypting file system, etc.