10 Things We Love About Windows 7

As Microsoft's lead in user experience quoted recently, "Windows' point of view is about adding value and solving distractions." But the buck doesn't just stop at productivity - there's much more to Windows 7 than meets the eye. We list our top 10 favorite features in Microsoft's newest addition to the Windows family, after the jump.

Our short list goes a little something like this:


  1. It's a snappy, quick, and painless install.

  2. It has an overhauled taskbar to maximize productivity.

  3. It has an Expose-like feature called Aero Shake that allows quick decluttering of the desktop.

  4. It has an even better way to organize your files using Libraries, which we totally love, and has great search features to rival Mac's Spotlight.

  5. It has some pretty cool wallpapers.

  6. It plays nice with Macs when it comes to network file sharing (or you could just use Dropbox).

  7. It's compatible with pretty much all earlier Windows software.

  8. It has a new side-by-side view for document comparison called, "Stacking."

  9. It has a smarter UAC, something that drove us literally insane with Vista.

  10. It's totally touch-friendly!

What are your favorite features in Windows 7? Let us know below!

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