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 hadVista 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 manynew features that I truly enjoy. The libraries allow you to gather thecontents of folders together and display them in one view. I have textbooksand works in progress in various folders and drives. With the libraryfeature of Windows 7, I can display all of my work in one view. It's a niceaddition. For those who liked the Windows XP menus, you won't be able to switch theWindows 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 longerexists because the Task Bar now does all that the Quick Launch does and muchmore. It's full of keystroke-driven commands. The Jump lists of the Task Bar and start menu are time savers that I useregularly. 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 textalternatives 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 lineinterface 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 thinkmost 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 andcan 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 -- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.comJFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfwAlternative archives located at: http://n2.nabble.com/JAWS-for-Windows-f2145279.htmlIf you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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