This chapter covers the following subjects:
• Leading Up to Windows 7: Windows 7 is the latest in a long hierarchy of Microsoft operating systems. This section traces the history of Windows as it has unfolded in the past 20-plus years.
• Windows 7 Editions: Microsoft makes several editions of Windows 7 available for different purposes. This section compares and contrasts the available Windows 7 editions.
• Features of Windows 7: Windows 7 presents many new and improved features designed to help users work smartly and securely. This section provides a brief overview of new and improved features in Windows 7.
• A Quick Tour of Windows 7: This section introduces the Windows 7 desktop, with its Start menu and taskbar. ...