Sat Mar 14, 2009 05:39
A new build of Windows 7 recently leaked on the internet and is now available in both x64 and x86 versions. New Build 7057 means a significant improvement from last Build 7000 with hundreds of new features and fixed bugs. If you can?t wait for final version, this is already a pretty stable possibility for a trial of new OS from Microsoft.
Over the past few years, you?ve asked us to make some changes to Windows. We listened closely. Now it?s time to share an early look at how we?ve used your feedback. Windows 7 is faster, more reliable, and makes it easier to do what you want. Both the everyday things and the killer ?is that really possible?? things. Windows 7 was built around your feedback, so you?ll see a lot of things you?ve asked for. You asked us to make everyday tasks faster and easier, make your PC work the way you want it to, and make new things possible. And that?s exactly what we?re doing.
Improved taskbar and full-screen previews
The taskbar at the bottom of your screen is what you use to switch between the applications you?ve got open. In Windows 7 you can set the order in which the icons appear and they?ll stay put. They?re easier to see, too. Click once on the new large icons or bigger preview thumbnails and you?re ready to go. You can even see a full screen preview before switching to the window.
With Windows 7, we focused on keeping the things you use most right in front of you. One example: The new Jump List feature. It?s a handy way to quickly reach the files you?ve been working with. To see the files you?ve used recently, just right click on the icon on your taskbar. So right-clicking on the Word icon will show your most recent Word documents. Plus, if there are other files you want to keep handy, you can just pin them to the Jump List.
Internet Explorer 8
Available now, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 helps you do what you want online, faster. With innovations to the address bar, search, tabs, and the Favorites bar, Internet Explorer 8 brings you more information, with less effort.
With Windows 7, some features previously included in the operating system are now available for download through Windows Live Essentials, a set of free applications available for your PC and supported by Windows 7. You can download Windows Live Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail, Writer, Movie Maker, and more. With these great applications, you can improve your Windows experience, and benefit from faster delivery of these features and services.