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Windows 7: New Kid on the Block

Volume 5, No. 10

Anyone using Windows 7 now has new opportunities for adventures in computing since this operating system embodies a number of improvements. For instance:

  • The "Taskbar" not only displays icons for programs "pinned" to it, the "Taskbar" also displays a thumbnail of open documents when hovering over respective application icons. 
  • Boot up time is shorter, along with quicker return from “Sleep” or “Resume” status.
  • The new "Shake" and "Snap" features quickly arrange and provide access to multiple open windows.

No need to be at a loss for how to quickly get up to speed with Windows 7; just check out available free resources on the Internet. One site that offers tips, which includes a series of Windows 7‑Second Demos, is located at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/videos. Check it out to launch your Windows 7 learning experience.  Also, stay tuned for more information from the ISS Department as Windows 7 becomes more pervasive across campus.

*This Issue’s Techno Term

Term:  warez
Definition:  The term refers primarily to copyrighted works distributed without fees or royalties; in general, the act constitutes a violation of copyright law.
Example in a sentence:  A ring of Internet bandits downloaded 10 gigabytes of warez yesterday; fortunately,  quick action by the security team prevented distribution of the software.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warez

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· The "Taskbar" not only displays icons for programs "pinned" to it, the "Taskbar" also displays a thumbnail of open documents when hovering over respective application icons. 

·Boot up time is shorter, along with quicker return from “Sleep” or “Resume” status.

· The new "Shake" and "Snap" features quickly arrange and provide access to multiple open windows.




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