Windows 7 Mania About To Strike
Unless you have been hidden under a rock, you'll know that Microsoft has released its latest version of its operating system, Windows 7.
With teething problems with the past two iterations, Microsoft has pulled out all stops stating that it is one of the best yet. I'm not 100 percent sure, because I haven't had a full-on go at it yet, but from what I've seen so far, I like it.So what can it do? First of all it allows you to connect all your family computers together. It means you can have contact with the rest of your family quickly, easily with little fuss. Mums and dads will be happy that there is an added security feature so they can not only keep an eye on the kids, but make sure they are doing their homework and not just playing computer games. It also has Media Player 12 that allows streaming and a "play to" feature, so you can stream to other PCs that have Windows 7 running. You can also have remote media streaming, which means you can play music or videos from your home PC while you're on the road. Overall, a good product, and I have only scratched the surface as far as its capabilities. Finally, it is easy to upgrade from XP and Vista by going to this webpage and it will tell you whether your PC can take the upgrade. An upgrade will cost about $140, while as a standalone product it will be about $240.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.