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ABC3 Podcast: Episode 20 – Windows 7

*JUST AN UPDATE, THIS IS NOT THE NEW STUFF THAT WE MENTIONED EARLIER… BUT STAY TUNED FOR IT, IT’S IN PRODUCTION!!

So Windows 7 has already been released for a bit of time now… For those of you who haven’t upgraded yet, listen to hear what are the new features and to see if this latest version of Microsoft’s OS is for you. (Podcast after the jump)

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Minimum hardware requirements:

  • For 32-bit: 1 GHz 32-bit processor, 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9 graphics processor, 16 GB hard drive space, DVD drive
  • For 64-bit, 1 GHz 64-bit processor, 2 GB Ram, 20 GB hard drive space, DVD drive

Some new features:

  • Includes Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12; WMP-12 streams movies directly to your wi-fi TV.
  • Internet Spades, Internet Backgammon and Internet Checkers are restored.
  • New taskbar – now looks like Mac OS dock; right-click contextual menu on icon now show recent items/documents for particular application
  • Aero Peek: basically glorified ‘Show Desktop’ button; makes all open windows translucent when activated
  • XP mode: only available in Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise editions; allows you to run XP applications that do not work in Windows 7 (requires an additional 1GB of RAM and additional 15 GB of available hard disk space)

Are you going to upgrade to Windows 7 now?

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  • Randall Flag

    None of the above. My rig is in need of a make-over. So while XP works for me, I fully intend to go Win7 in the future