The big slogan is I am a PC and Windows 7 was my idea. What does it all mean to you and me?
A short story about being embarrassed by your trusted laptop:
I woke up late after slapping the snooze button, charged out of the house with the laptop and just made the deadline for my most important client meeting. A quick set up, connect the laptop to the overhead projector and time to run through the PowerPoint I had spent most of the previous night preparing. Oh hell, where is the battery charger!
Battery says 75% charge, how long will that last? Any one got a suitable charger? Not going to look good asking for one, but worse if the screen goes black at the crucial moment. What do you mean the client has been delayed?! 72% and falling…
This kind of embarrassment was common if you were running Vista, less so with the reliable XP.
Windows 7 however, takes a much more social and economic stance on how to get the best out of your battery, or generally reduce your electricity consumption.
Why is this important? Click here to get the geek version!
Since computers began, there has always been an issue with power consumption, heat dissipation and more recently, battery life, or more specifically the lack of.
Early operating systems did what they could to address these issues, but Vista let the side down a bit by devouring system resources and memory.
Thankfully, along came Windows 7, with a wide range of options to configure and an approach that tackles the problems head on at source.