Chapter 14. Installing and Configuring Applications

Windows 7 introduces a new way to use many built-in programs of Vista by incorporating them into an online feature to make access and collaboration even easier than in previous versions. Live Essentials is a downloadable program suite that provides email and calendaring in an online format. Vista and previous versions of Windows introduced Mail, Calendar, and Contacts, a Getting Started welcome center, Fax and Scan, Media Player, and Media Center. These applications gave users quick access to features they would use on a day-to-day basis, but only on the local machine. Windows 7 utilizes Live Essentials for Mail and Calendar to make online access to those applications available, but it also allows ...

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