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5 Cool New Features of Windows 10

After Windows 8's disastrous reception, Microsoft promises that Windows 10 will right all of their past wrongs. In fact, Microsoft feels that their new OS is such leap forward from its predecessor that they leaped right over Windows 9 in their naming scheme. So is Windows 10 really progressive enough to deserve its numerical promotion, and what new features can we expect from the new OS?

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Will Windows 7 Have The Same Problems As Windows Vista?

Windows Vista's launch was a very troubled one with plenty of issues which quickly created a very negative image for this operating system. Six months after its launch, we ran a survey to identify the top problems users were confronted with. The results were very clear. Our readers said that the top issues were the lack of proper drivers (36% of votes) and application compatibility issues (36% of votes). These two, combined with a very weak offering of security solutions seriously impacted their user experience.

In this article I will go through each of these areas and share with you the current status on Windows Vista plus the outlook for the upcoming Windows 7 launch. Will Windows 7 share the same issues at launch?

Tweak your Windows Vista for free with the Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Our friends from The WinVista Club have recently released a nice little tool called Ultimate Windows Tweaker. As you can imagine, the tool allows you to tweak lots of aspects in Windows Vista. For a complete list of available tweaks (over 130 in total), check out the tweaks page.

How to make Windows 7 the best Microsoft OS ever

Last month, we published an article called Windows 7 and Windows Vista features that need to be fixed. The purpose of the article was to start a constructive discussion with Windows Vista users about what they believe Microsoft should improve or add to Windows 7. With the help of other Windows Vista sites, we managed to spread the word about this idea and we have received lots of constructive feedback. Here is what Windows Vista users had to say:

Windows 7 and Windows Vista features that need to be fixed

Recently, Microsoft launched the Engineering Windows 7 blog in which they want to start a two-way discussion about how their engineering team is working on Windows Vista's successor - Windows 7. I believe this is a nice start and, if they keep their word, Windows 7 is expected to be one of the most exciting Windows releases ever.

Considering the fact that Windows 7 will be built on the same core architecture as Windows Vista, a good start would be to fix the main issues in Windows Vista and refine some of its unpolished features.
In order to help out the Microsoft engineering team to deliver an even better operating system, I think it would be great to have our readers point out the areas which they believe to be necessarily improved in Windows 7, starting from the experience they're having on Windows Vista.

This is our chance to make our voices heard, so... let's take advantage of it. To kick off the discussions, I will start with some of the things I believe to be worth improving in Windows 7:

Windows Vista's biggest problem

In the last few weeks we ran a poll on our site, asking our readers to point out what is Windows Vista's biggest problem. Due to the fact that our site does not have high traffic we managed the gather only 534 votes. However the results are pretty conclusive.
Our readers pointed out that, after approximately 6 months, Windows Vista has two main problems: the lack of proper drivers (36% of votes) and lots of application compatibility issues (36% of votes).

We have been using Windows Vista since it was launched and, based on our experience, we agree with our readers.

Microsoft Surface

These days, Microsoft launched an exciting computer called Surface. Microsoft Surface™ is the first commercially available "surface computer" that allows users to manipulate digital content using natural motions, hand gestures or physical objects.

Surface is a 30-inch (76 cm) display in a table-like form factor, 22 inches (56 cm) high, 21 inches (53 cm) deep, and 42 inches (107 cm) wide. It uses cameras to sense objects, hand gestures and touch. This user input is then processed and the result is displayed on the surface using rear projection. The software runs on Windows Vista and it has Ethernet, wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.

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