Windows 7 has introduced a  number of improvements that have without a doubt made it easier to work with than any of its predecessors. The new taskbar along with a slightly tweaked glass look gives it a fresh feel in itself that tempts the user to explore it further. It was developed while keeping the customer feedback in mind and has, in short, made everything quite simple. 

Faster Startup and Shutdown times

With Windows7, your computer (notebook/PC) will start up, shutdown and resume from standby much faster than ever before.

Windows 7 Libraries

One of the new features of the upcoming Microsoft operating system are libraries which basically is a collection of folders on the computer system. A Library can be treated like a folder with a group of subfolders inside it. The important thing to remember is that the subfolders are not actually stored in the library. They are just made to seem as though they are. Each library has some default contents, but you can change these, and also create new libraries if you wish.

Desktop Enhancements

  • Aero Peek: Allows you to show the computer desktop, hiding all active windows in the process. This feature in Windows 7 is enabled by hovering over an icon in the right-bottom most corner of the new Windows 7 Taskbar.
  • Aero Shake: Allows you to quickly concentrate on one window while hiding the rest. Simply grab and shake the title bar to hide or show all other windows.
  • Desktop Wallpaper Slideshows: Allows you to change wallpapers automatically after a fixed period of allotted time.
  • Gadgets: Unlike Vista, Windows 7 allows the gadgets to be moved and resized as desired.

The New Taskbar

The new taskbar dubbed “Superbar” in Windows 7 is alone worth the upgrade. Some of the new enhancements in taskbar really helps you in increasing your work productivity!

  • Jump List displays the most recently used files of a particular application:
    • Its just a single right click away! 
    • No need to search the document again.A right click on the icon on your taskbar ,select the document and you are ready to work again.
    • You can also create your own customized jump list.

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  • Better Taskbar previews in 7 give you a better view of what’s open:
    • Larger icons increase visibility.
    • Modifiable taskbar icon order greatly help especially when working with multiple documents from different applications.
    • Preview and full-screen preview before switching to window.

Easier Networking via HomeGroup

HomeGroup makes it simple and easier to share music, documents, printers, and everything else with the other PCs running Windows 7 in your house.

Improvements in Battery and Power Options

  • With Windows 7, you get more time from battery than in Vista.
    • Power draw reduced by 15 per cent
    • More battery life
  • More suitable for netbook computers.
  • Detects whether the battery is not working properly in a better way at a much earlier stage than Vista.

Windows Touch

With a touch-sensitive (multi-touch supported) screen, you can browse online newspapers, flick through photo albums, and shuffle files and folders—using nothing but your fingers just like you can on your iPhone.

These are the top reasons why I will be upgrading to Windows 7 this summer. What about you?