Home applications that have been included with prior releases of Microsoft Windows, most notably Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery, are no longer included with the operating system; they are instead offered separately (free of charge) as part of the Windows Live Essentials suite.
Windows 7 includes a number of new features, such as advances in touch, speech, and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors improved boot performance, and kernel improvements.Windows Media Center in Windows 7 has retained much of the design and feel of its predecessor, but with a variety of user interface shortcuts and browsing capabilities. Playback of H.264 video both locally and through a Media Center Extender (including the Xbox 360) is supported.
Many new items have been added to the Control Panel including: ClearType Text Tuner, Display Color Calibration Wizard, Gadgets, Recovery, Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, System Icons, Action Center, and DisplayWindows .Security Center has been renamed to Windows Action Center which encompasses both security and maintenance of the computer.
you can try out the beta given at the Microsoft site and share the experiences with us.
Windows 7 Beta recommended specifications
|Processor Speed||1 GHz (Either 32-bit or 64-bit)|
|Memory (RAM)||1 GB|
|Graphics card||DirectX 9.0 capable|
|Graphics memory||128 MB (For Windows Aero)|
|HDD free space||16 GB|
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