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Windows 7: What new features do you like?

09 Mar 2009   #21
Win 7 x64

Win 7 x64 - 7048
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SMOKKINU View Post
I have not tried W7, but I cannot wait to try it
Well What ya waitin for sunny, come on in in an enjoy the ride!


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09 Mar 2009   #22
LeeTutor
Microsoft MVP

Vista Windows 7 Windows XP
 
 

Thank you, Barman58, I may end up doing that. But I HOPE that the Windows Live team will have come up with a much more improved version Movie Maker Live than this crummy beta version by the time that Windows 7 actually reaches the Release to Manufacturing stage...
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09 Mar 2009   #23
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi,

I totally agree with you on that - why the MovieMaker beta is so far behind the level of the other live essentials is beyond me - the only thing is of course, now that the live essentials have been removed from the OS there is no pressure on the team to work to the same time-scales as the main OS team. So it could be that the Moviemaker will not be ready by the time that Windows 7 goes RTM
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09 Mar 2009   #24
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

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I will have to start using this feature. I had no idea what it was all about. This takes files from different locations and lets you add them to the "library" It's a good idea. I am just so organized....I wonder if I could ever get used to it. Thanks for making me look into it!
I was like you at first Nate, and then the more I used the Libraries, the more I found the functionality of them. Now I have 3 OS's and 13 partitions worth of scattered stuff all available under 1 container, plus it's available from any Explorer window in the Nav pane. Plus the ability to make Custom libraries for other functions, and this is one great idea! We're currently trying to think of other ways to use the library xml as a template for other convenient things, it just has so much power if used properly.

@petrossa - We think Libraries are here to stay and will only have more power added to them in the future. A little time working with them and a bit of patience and I think you'll soon see the advantages to the old ways of doing things. More & more I see people converting to the Library concept once they've worked with them for awhile, I was one of them myself...old(er) and stuck in my ways when it comes to organization, but after a week I was an ardent convert!
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10 Mar 2009   #25
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post

@petrossa - We think Libraries are here to stay and will only have more power added to them in the future. A little time working with them and a bit of patience and I think you'll soon see the advantages to the old ways of doing things. More & more I see people converting to the Library concept once they've worked with them for awhile, I was one of them myself...old(er) and stuck in my ways when it comes to organization, but after a week I was an ardent convert!
Thanks Daddy Kind of doubt it i'll use this virtual system. Maybe i have had to many experiences of catastrophic failures then to entrust my data to a fancy dooda. I rather have my stuff well organized from the get go (as in what relates to each other resides together).

Virtual folders, virtual anything has it's place. And thats a company network, where many work on the same thing but are physically all over the place. Which is where the Libraries idea originated imv, on the MS campus where it makes perfect sense.

On my lonesome homecomputer it makes no sense whatsoever.

But hey, to each his own
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10 Mar 2009   #26
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
On my lonesome homecomputer it makes no sense whatsoever.
If you feel it won't benefit you, then it's quite simple - don't use it. But for those it does benefit, even on a home computer, it makes plenty of sense.
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10 Mar 2009   #27
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I agree that in the Libraries concept is derived from the Client-Server systems found in the business environment, virtual folders has been a part of server OS's for some time.

The way I see things, with more and more home users running a small network rather than stand-alone computers, Microsoft's implementation of the Libraries, in Windows 7, is a logical addition to the system functionality.

Even on my main machine which has a structured data partition I find it Libraries useful to bring together similar file-types form various locations.

There is no rule that says you must use Libraries, or that you should not, the choice is the user's. The fact that the choice is there is a good thing.
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10 Mar 2009   #28
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I agree that in the Libraries concept is derived from the Client-Server systems found in the business environment, virtual folders has been a part of server OS's for some time.
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There is no rule that says you must use Libraries, or that you should not, the choice is the user's. The fact that the choice is there is a good thing.
Well said. My original observation was to point out to those not conversant with client/server systems might make a royal mess of their data. It takes a well planned design of your datastreams (at least that is what i did when designing C/S systems) to really make good use of it.

I wanted to warn that just jumping in at the deep end can drown your data.
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10 Mar 2009   #29
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

I like the more modular setup of windows seven. I think in W7 ms tries to push less of its own programs, file formats and standards, but tries to give the user a solid base to make his own decisions.

On a side note: I honestly dont understand why people are loving W7 and hating Vista, unless you have outdated computer.
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10 Mar 2009   #30
AshleyUK

 
 

-The New Aero Interface like the added extra's Aero Snap.. e.t.c

-The ability to be alot more stable even at Beta version compared to VISTA and XP (My finding's on my hardware)

-Alot more inbuilt support for driver's out the box

-True compatibility mode, plenty of program's and driver's that would not work in vista work fine in Windows 7's

-Reduced CPU and Memory footprint, makes your 1 year old laptop feel the same as it does the day you first got it.
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