Thursday, October 22, 2009

Windows 7 launched in India, Worldwide

Software major Microsoft launched the latest version of the Windows operating system -- Windows 7 -- which the software major hopes will help reverse the losses incurred on account of the glitches in Windows Vista, launched earlier.

Windows 7 is designed to be more reliable and responsive, delivering a simplified PC experience for consumers, which Microsoft claims is a result of the largest beta testing programme in the history of the industry, with eight million testers worldwide.

"It enhances the user experience by its sheer simplicity and caters to their connected lives across work and play. We are delighted by the initial reviews from partners and the technology community," said Microsoft India chairman Ravi Venkatesan.

"Over 90 percent of testers from around the world have rated it as 'good' or 'extremely good' and consider Windows 7 to be responsive, simple to use and stable," added Venkatesan.

Windows 7 boasts of features such as Aero Shake, Peek, Snap, Jump Lists and a redesigned Windows Taskbar and claims to give greater freedom while editing photos, music or videos.

"Its enhanced security and control capability delivers reduced risk and effectively streamlines PC manageability to drive reduced costs," the company said in a statement.

Microsoft also said more than 1,000 enterprises are currently deploying Windows 7 including Infosys, Maruti Suzuki, Larsen and Toubro, Biocon and NIIT.
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