This morning as I booted up my laptop for another day full of research, creative writing, web design and blogging, (which inevitably will turn into yet another unproductive day spent on Facebook, Stumbleupon and the likes) I started to think… What has Windows 7 done for me? We’re coming up to it’s second anniversary soon, and I think most of us take our computers and OS’s for granted a lot of the time. Where would we be without them?
In this day and age, we can’t really imagine what it would be like to live without all the various technologies which nurse us along in our everyday lives. Some might say we could be better off. We wouldn’t be pestered by those Facebook notifications all the time. We wouldn’t be bombarded with a host of spam emails and you wouldn’t have half the world addicted to World of Warcraft. Some might dare to say that we would be more productive.
But really I find it very hard to agree with any of that. Technology has done a lot for us, more than we can ever possibly imagine. There are just some many different aspects of our lives controlled by so many different technologies that there’s no point in trying to figure out which is the most beneficial to us.
So I’m going to make it a bit easier for you all. I’m simply going to ask you: What has Windows 7 done for you?
Personally Windows 7 has had quite an impact on various different aspects of my life. I’ll explain a couple of them below so you can get an idea.
Low System Requirements
The fact that Windows 7 has very low system requirements means I was able to update one of my older Windows XP machines to Windows 7 and it was perfectly stable. I knew I was never going to be able to run Windows Vista on it but it’s more than capable at running Windows 7. This has not only saved me money on buying a new machine, but also time as it runs smoother and quicker than ever.
It may sound rather soppy but here it goes anyway… Windows 7 is always there for me, (yes I know it doesn’t have anywhere else to go) what I mean is that I can boot up my laptop from cold and know that in a minute I’ll be browsing the web. I don’t have to worry about everything freezing and I’ve no idea what the BSOD (Blue screen of death) looks like anymore. If I just want to quickly log on to check my emails or something, Windows 7 will wake up from sleep mode in 2 or 3 seconds at the most and it’s ready to go just like that.
Not only is Windows 7 easy on the eye, but little things in it help make me more productive. The search bar in the start menu that allows me to search for and execute any command or program on the OS really saves me time. Features like Aero Snap not only look cool but they are so incredibly convenient it helps be so much more productive.
I probably could go on and on, but I won’t. Instead I’ll pass the task over to you. I’m sure you all have something that you love about Windows 7, something that has made your life that little bit easier. Even if it’s only a small little thing like the fact that the widgets on your desktop can be moved to wherever you like, I want to hear about it.
Of course I’m sure some of you have some gripes with Windows 7 and feel like it hasn’t done enough for you, but for the moment could we try and keep this post positive. I can always follow up with a second post on the negatives.
So for now, what has Windows 7 done for you?
Let us know in the comments below