I just bought a new computer with the Windows 7 operating system pre-installed.  I like it so far.  As many critics have pointed out, Windows 7 is a much better OS than Windows Vista.  Windows 7 runs faster than Vista and has some improved GUI features that enhance the user experience.  The little touches count, and the layman can tell that Microsoft spent considerable time, effort, and money to make Windows more user-friendly.  Gone is the bootup DOS screen, and instead of using ALT-Tab to scroll through open screens, Windows 7’s taskbar has a dynamic feature that allows you to see the Windows when the mouse pointer passes over icons.  I do wish that Microsoft would consider replacing CTRL-ALT-DELETE in a future OS with some other easier to use method of bringing up the intro screen and make it easier to find certain settings it changed from previous OS such as the “Show Desktop” feature on the taskbar (now hidden to the far right).  Despite these mild critiques, I’m impressed.  As my contacts at Microsoft know, that’s not easy to do.  Microsoft will be happy to know that at least one user prefers its latest operating system to Apple’s Snow Leopard OS, which left me feeling as if I were driving on the wrong side of the road.


Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    January 29, 2010    

    For getting from the Desktop to the Login Screen try "windows key" + LDOS Bootup Screen has been gone since Windows XP…

  2. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    January 29, 2010    

    BTW, in Windows 7 there is a way to change the background image for the login screen… 🙂

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