I haven't seen any other tag wiki1 pages on Super User yet, so I didn't have anything to compare it to as I wrote up the new windows-7 tag wiki page. What do you think? If you can edit it, go right ahead, otherwise, please let me know what I can change!
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Released in October 2009, Windows 7 is Microsoft's latest operating system.
What is Windows 7?
Your PC, simplified
You told us to make Windows simpler and easier to use. We listened. Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files—like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews—to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64-bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful PCs. And great features like HomeGroup, Windows Media Center, and Windows Touch make new things possible.
- From microsoft.com: What is Windows 7
Related Super User questions:
- What are some "must-have" Windows programs?1
- Free antivirus solutions for Windows1
- Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
- What can be done in Windows 7 that can't be done in Windows XP?
1 Applies to all versions of Windows, not just Windows 7
Architecture 32-bit 64-bit Processor 1 GHz 32-bit processor 1 GHz 64-bit processor Memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB HDD free space 16 GB free space 20 GB free space Graphics card DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 Optical drive DVD drive (only to install from DVD media)