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Windows 7 launch

Windows 7 is available. It includes tons of little refinement, and a few big one, many suggested by you. The result? Everyday computing is faster, simpler, easier.

Unlike its predecessor, which introduced a large number of new features, Windows 7 is intended to be a more focused, incremental upgrade to the Windows line, with the goal of being fully compatible with applications and hardware with which Windows Vista is already compatible. Presentations given by Microsoft in 2008 focused on multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements. Some applications that have been included with prior releases of Microsoft Windows, including Windows Calendar, Windows Mail, Windows Movie Maker, and Windows Photo Gallery, will not be included in Windows 7; some will instead be offered separately as part of the free Windows Live Essentials suite.

PC demand takes off ahead of Windows 7

People are snapping up new desktop and laptop PCs long before the launch of Windows 7, a sign of strong demand in the market, analysts say. Demand for PCs improved in July and August, which is "something special, because the expectation was that many people would delay purchases until after Windows 7 came out in October," said Manish Nigam, head of technology research in Asia for Credit Suisse, at a technology conference in Taipei.

Consumers often wait until after the launch of a major new operating system to buy a new PC for fear of having to pay for the upgrade and to avoid the hassle of loading the new software themselves. This time, strong marketing of free or discounted Windows 7 upgrades for new PC buyers, ahead of the official launch of the OS on Oct. 22, appears to have worked.

Solid State: The Next Big thing in storage?

Just as businesses transitioned from tape to hard-disk storage a couple of decades ago, solid-state storage is now poised to take over the data market. Despite high adoption costs, the technology is expected to grow by improving system efficiency and helping firms save on data center power consumption.