Wired: Good news, everyone! If you've been stuck in a time loop using Windows XP, which is nearing eight years old, or Windows Vista, which is just annoying, you can finally break free: Windows 7 is almost here. Microsoft delivers a slickly designed, vastly improved OS that will warp you to the world of today. This upgrade is big, and it's hugely recommended for Microsoft users.
When we say big, we mean really BIG - so we're not going to bombard you with an epic overview covering every single aspect. Rather, today we'll guide you through an early look at some major new features and enhancements we tested in the almost-final version released last week. And in the weeks leading up to the Oct. 22 launch of Windows 7, we'll continue posting our impressions, testing more features of the OS on various types of hardware.
We'll start with interface, move on to performance and usability, and then we'll conclude with the "funner" stuff. Let's begin exploring, shall we?