Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
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Windows 7 Professional
27 September 2009
Excerpt: Windows 7 Professional is Microsoft's latest operating system release, and one that's generated a lot of praise for the company. A vast improvement over Windows Vista, Windows 7 Professional boasts a range of impressive user interface upgrades, a significantly improved search system, and performance...
Pros: UI is improved from Vista, and once 'tacked-on'; features now feel natural and user-friendly., Performance is improved for high-end PC users., Taskbar and window management tools are more intuitive and user-friendly.
Cons: Performance is poor on low-end PCs, and some small compatibility issues from Windows Vista remain.
Summary: Exchange 2010 is a relatively minor release for end users, but it delivers significant improvements in storage architecture and management that will please administrators. While Exchange 2010 is an excellent product, its complexity makes it best suited to large organisations or hosted services.
Conclusion: The most disappointing of the new versions, Windows 7 Professional omits what we consider to be key encryption features - most businesses should choose Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise if they can. Extra features such as Windows XP Mode do lift it above Home Premium, however
Summary: Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been — it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.
Pros: Strong design and Microsoft don't always go together, but they do in Windows 7, Users might take a while to get used to the new taskbar and Aero Peek, but they're a pleasure to use
Cons: Performance is still hit-or-miss, At the ripe age of seven, Windows XP still performs better in some categories
Summary: A monster of an OS platform, but one which is wrapped up with kid gloves with unprecedented handholding and support and management infrastructure. Without doubt, the best Windows Server release ever, offering unparalleled levels of capability and power.