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12 Sep 2011  
JMH

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The Last Days of Windows 7

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The Last Days of Windows 7, Part 1

In just a few short days at the BUILD conference in California, Microsoft will finally take the wraps off Windows 8 and we’ll see exactly what they’re going to offer us for a desktop operating system over the next three years. This means that we’re in the final few days of Windows 7 being ‘top dog’, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to have a look back over the operating system.

Tomorrow I’ll look at all the new features that Windows 7 introduced and try to examine the impact they have had on the end-user experience, especially on tablet devices. Today though let’s look at what Windows 7 did for Microsoft.
The Last Days of Windows 7, Part 1



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The Last Days of Windows 7, Part 2

In just a few days Windows 8 will be formally unveiled by Microsoft at their BUILD conference in California, so we’re in the final few days of Windows 7 being top dog. Yesterday in part 1 of this article series I wrote about how Windows 7 had reversed Microsoft’s fortunes and only a single year after its release, had silenced all the company’s Windows critics. It was extremely quick to sell and sold many more retail copies than any other version of Windows before it. But what actual new features did Windows 7 bring to the table and how did it improve over XP and Vista?
The Last Days of Windows 7, Part 2
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