Why Microsoft Windows 7 – an Onsite Opinion

April 13, 2009

Based on Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans experience with Windows 7 in a test environment, Windows 7 is far more efficient than its predecessors: Windows XP and Windows Vista.

One of the most noteworthy improvements in Windows 7 is user-friendly wireless networking and Bluetooth connectivityWindows 7 connects to wireless networks and Bluetooth devices in an efficient manner when used by beginners. In the past, Microsoft clients with XP and Vista always required telephone help when changing wireless locations or installing new Bluetooth devices.  Microsoft seems to have eliminated many of the wireless connectivity problems associated with XP and Vista.

Another improvement over XP and Vista is Windows 7 and sleep mode.  Windows 7 not only enters sleep mode in a fast, efficient manner, but also has a smooth, fast recovery from sleep.  Following weeks of testing, entering and exiting sleep mode in Windows 7 never presented a problem.

Windows 7 offers a welcome change to many since 1998 – Internet Explorer is not tightly integrated into the operating system.  Following several costly legal battles in the past, Microsoft designed Windows 7 to allow the easy removal of Internet Explorer.
Windows 7 offers a plethora of new versions.  Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, and Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 7 Home Basic will also be sold, but only to emerging markets (South America, Africa, the Middle East, and island nations).  According to Microsoft, the new versions attempt to match a version of Windows 7 to a user’s actual requirements.

Small businesses have two choices: Windows 7 Professional is recommended for small businesses and Windows 7 Enterprise is recommended for mid- and large-sized businesses that have a Software Assurance Agreement with Microsoft.

Consumers can choose to buy either Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional at retail.  In an effort to eliminate confusion over Windows 7 versions, Microsoft is limiting consumer users to two versions. Windows 7 Ultimate is included with both versions; however to access the advanced Ultimate, a user requires either an online or an offline upgrade process.

Presently, the potential release date and proposed cost of Windows 7 is unknown.  The relative health of the economy is probably a big determinate of release date and potential cost. Rumors that customers who buy Windows Vista after a certain date can get a free copy of Windows 7, and a final decision on formal “downgrade rights” are unsubstantiated by Microsoft at this time. Microsoft Corp. has relaxed its “downgrade” rules and will let computer makers continue to sell PCs preinstalled with the aged Windows XP for as long as six months after it launches Windows 7.

If you are interested in the full Windows 7 story and how Microsoft’s new operating system can save your business time and expense, contact Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans for more information.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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