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Jul 29 2010   9:37AM GMT

Windows 7 news & tips worth checking out

Kevin Beaver Kevin Beaver Profile: Kevin Beaver

It’s been a year since Windows 7 RTM officially came to the market. My, how time flies. I feel like I was just getting to know it! Anyway, I came across some recent news bits and posts about Windows 7 that I thought were fitting.

Hardware manufacturer Asus ditches Windows 7 for Android on its upcoming Eee table computer. Interesting. I suspect other manufacturers have the same plans in mind. Maybe not for run-of-the-mill laptops and desktops but at least tablet devices. At least HP appears to be staying the course. Regardless, I never thought I’d live to see an OS that has the potential to push Microsoft aside.

Windows 7 SP1 is set to be released next year. Next year!? I’m not complaining, it just seems that two years is a long gap between the initial release of the OS and its first service pack. Maybe its a sign that Microsoft has finally gotten past its Vista ways.

One of my favorite new posts is on 15 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 7 – most of which I wasn’t aware of. What am I going to do with the extra 2 minutes I save each day by using these? Perhaps I can talk myself into leaving the office a little earlier.

Finally, one more thing that’s slightly off topic but still affects those of us working in the world of Windows is this bit on how Microsoft is giving all employees a new Windows 7 phone. Certainly a great way to get buy-in and spread the word on a device that Microsoft has otherwise given minimal attention up to this point. Is the Windows 7 phone another case of too little too late from Redmond? We’ll see.

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