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I’m a PC, and Windows 7 Was My Idea

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 16:04 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

Windows 7 logoMy work computer was upgraded yesterday to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2007. The company-wide upgrade project was called “Desktop of the Future,” but really I think it should have been called “Desktop of the Past” because Windows 7 was released 21 months ago. Actually, most of the rest of the employees at my campus were upgraded back in January, on a day I was running an employee blood drive and couldn’t afford to take another 2½ hours of training out of what was an already abbreviated work day. My make-up training was yesterday.

I’m pretty computer savvy and don’t often have to be taught how to use new software, but I will admit that the training was time well spent. While I didn’t learn anything I wouldn’t have figured out on my own, I picked up enough information to save myself the time required for trial-and-error or plodding through Help.

So far, I like many of the features of the operating system and the Office software. Of particular use to me is the Favorites feature in what used to be Windows Explorer; it has allowed me to clear my desktop of the many folder shortcuts that were cluttering up the place and obscuring my kick-ass Red Sox logo wallpaper.

As for the Windows 7 slogan (and the title of this post), I still have no idea what it’s supposed to mean. Apparently I’m not hip enough to appreciate 21st century advertising.

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