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:
- It's a snappy, quick, and painless install.
- It has an overhauled taskbar to maximize productivity.
- It has an Expose-like feature called Aero Shake that allows quick decluttering of the desktop.
- 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.
- It has some pretty cool wallpapers.
- It plays nice with Macs when it comes to network file sharing (or you could just use Dropbox).
- It's compatible with pretty much all earlier Windows software.
- It has a new side-by-side view for document comparison called, "Stacking."
- It has a smarter UAC, something that drove us literally insane with Vista.
- It's totally touch-friendly!
What are your favorite features in Windows 7? Let us know below!