Windows & Interoperability: Windows 7 RC Features Many Small but Useful Enhancements

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2009-04-29 Print this article Print
Windows 7 RC Features Many Small but Useful Enhancements

Windows 7 RC Features Many Small but Useful Enhancements

The release candidate of Windows 7 (Build 7100) features many small enhancements over the beta released last January. The new operating system's security features and the Aero Glass interface have undergone much tweaking and tuning. The biggest late-arriving feature to the OS—the virtualization-based Windows XP Mode—remains missing; that code will be available separately via download at a later time. By Andrew Garcia
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at

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