Windows & Interoperability: 10 Reasons Why the Windows 7 Upgrade Is Unlike Any Other

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2009-10-22 Print this article Print
10 Reasons Why the Windows 7 Upgrade Is Unlike Any Other

10 Reasons Why the Windows 7 Upgrade Is Unlike Any Other

On Oct. 22, Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system arrives on store shelves and, possibly, in your IT department. For Microsoft and the legions of IT administrators that rely on Windows technology, this is a big deal with implications for the global economy. The unveiling of Windows 7, especially in light of what happened with Windows Vista and the legacy of Windows XP, not only means a lot for Microsoft but for businesses that rely on Windows for their IT infrastructure. Here, eWEEK's Eric Lundquist looks at what Windows 7 means, from its impact on the growing cloud computing infrastructure to what the impact is on competitors such as Google and Apple. In addition, Lundquist explores what the Windows 7 upgrade means for your IT department and your own PC.
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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