Is Windows 7 the Best Microsoft Operating System?
Windows 7 is the newest Operating System that is being offered by Microsoft. In checking out this new operating system you should be aware that it is not actually a full release as of yet. In other words you can download, for free, the release candidate of the software, but you cannot buy it in the stores. This also means that it is considered beta software, something that is not fully tested. By October of 2009 the full release will be available assuming nothing changes between now and then.
Disadvantage of old Windows Operating Systems
The problem with all Windows Operating Systems is they all want more resources to run, that are more simply stated that they prefer to have a lot more memory and hard drive space. That trend however is reversed with the Windows 7 Release Candidate(RC). It is an OS that has been designed to meet the needs of the users and is designed in response to all the feedback of the common users. In other words it is designed with people, not computer techs, in mind.
Update after update until the creation of Windows 7
Windows XP has been around for quite a while and due to all the updates that it has, it is now the most stable of all the current Windows operating systems. Vista has been out for some time and with some of its updates it comes a close second. The facts are that Microsoft is working to make a more effective operating system all the time. The fact that they have had to go through update after update has prompted the creation of Windows 7. It is designed to use fewer resources and therefore be more responsive than any other Operating system before. No more does WWW have to stand for World Wide Wait with Windows 7.
Enhancements of Windows 7
There are a number of enhancements over the Vista design that make it even easier to use than other operating systems have been. It has an easy to use toolbar at the bottom of the screen and has made strides in protecting programs from each other. No more will one program totally crash your computer requiring multiple restarts. Such was the legacy of all Windows Operating Systems, Windows XP being notorious for having to be restarted over and over.
Should I try the Release Candidate of Windows 7?
If you are having no issues with your current Operating System then you might be better off not trying this beta software. While the advantages it offers are vast, if you have a stable and working computer, you might as well stay with what you are familiar with until the full release is out. If, on the other hand, you are dissatisfied with your current OS, and would like to have something better, then you would do well to download and run the new Windows 7.
How to work with Internet Explorer 8?
Either way you might want to work with Internet Explorer 8. It is an updated version of IE that is much more stable. When it runs into a bad screen it does not crash completely, it can simply close the tab that has the bad page and keep running,. This can be a great time saver as you do not have to spend time re-loading your browser over and over. It is also far safer than any version of IE to date and you do not have to get Window 7 to get IE 8. Getting both is however even safer for those that constantly are in the Internet browsing in waters that often come filled with sharks. IE8 is like the shark cage, you can see the sharks but they do not affect you.