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Windows 7

Example: "Windows 7 comes pre-installed on most PCs."

Windows 7 is the seventh version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It follows Windows Vista and is designed to be a sleeker operating system than its predecessor, with faster performance and fewer compatibility issues. Windows 7 also include several new features, such as multitouch support for touchscreen interfaces, a simple home networking system called "HomeGroup," and an improved Windows Search feature.

Windows 7 is available in three editions in the United States, including Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate editions. There is also a Home Basic version available in other countries, as well as an Enterprise edition that is only sold to companies through volume licensing.

Published: January 28, 2010

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