RE: Differences between vista and windows 7

This thread has been extremely helpful, since I HATE Vista and have
considered reinstalling XP several times.  If I was to upgrade to Win 7, is
there a particular version, ie Home or Business, I should go for?  Also, I
have JFW 10, so would it be necessary to upgrade that right away?

Thanks,
Will

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Dennis Brown
Sent: October-24-09 12:14 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Differences between vista and windows 7

Thanks for that review--just what I was looking for.  Where did you get the 
Windows 7 text book?

Thanks,
Dennis Brown

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "CathyAnne Murtha" <cathy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 11:24 PM
Subject: RE: Differences between vista and windows 7


> I've been using Windows 7 for several months now.  Prior to Windows 7, I 
> had
> Vista since its release date.  For Vista users who upgrade to Windows 7,
> you'll notice a significant difference in performance.  Windows 7 manages
> memory more efficiently and the operating system is more.. well, zippy is
> the first word that came to mind.  Vista was sluggish and slowed down my
> system considerably.  I liked the many features of Vista but will admit it
> had its drawbacks in memory management and crashes.
>
> Windows 7, on the other hand, is high efficient, boots quickly and has 
> many
> new features that I truly enjoy.   The libraries allow you to gather the
> contents of folders together and display them in one view.  I have 
> textbooks
> and works in progress in various folders and drives.  With the library
> feature of Windows 7, I can display all of my work in one view.  It's a 
> nice
> addition.
>
> For those who liked the Windows XP menus, you won't be able to switch the
> Windows 7 menus.  You'll need to get used to the Windows 7 (very 
> Vista-like)
> Start Menu.  I find it much more efficient than the old menus ever were. I
> encourage you to give it a try.  I think you'll get to like it and wonder
> why you didn't switch in the first place.
>
> The Task Bar is new and improved with a lot of functionality.  You can pin
> and launch applications from the Task Bar.  The Quick Launch no longer
> exists because the Task Bar now does all that the Quick Launch does and 
> much
> more.  It's full of keystroke-driven commands.
>
> The Jump lists of the Task Bar and start menu are time savers that I use
> regularly.  You no longer need to open a recently used folder or open 
> Word,
> Windows Explorer or other applications to find documents of folders you'd
> like to access.  Just open a Jump List and select the option.
>
> The Windows Search has changed and the specific search criteria isn't
> accessible with either screen reader.  Microsoft did, however, offer text
> alternatives that you can input into the Instant Search of Windows 
> Explorer.
> I've grown used to them.  It kind of reminds me of the command line
> interface of DOS a bit.  I've grown adept at locating exactly what I want 
> on
> my computer by using the Instant Search with the proper parameters.  I 
> think
> most blind people will pick it up relatively quickly.
>
> As I finish my Windows 7 textbook, I'm finding new features hidden in 
> nooks
> and crannies of Windows 7 that are happy surprises.  I'm glad I upgraded 
> and
> can happily recommend to anyone tired of a sluggish Vista to upgrade to
> Windows 7.  You won't regret it.
>
>
> ---
> CathyAnne Murtha
> Access Technology Institute
> www.blindtraining.com
> (520) 303-2655
>
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