The new which is faster less cluttered and has new touch- screen features comes almost three years after the launch of
The success of Windows which accounts for more than half of Microsoft's profit and powers more than 90 per cent of personal computers globally is crucial for chief executive Steve Ballmer to revive the company's image as the world's most important software firm.
" I have to say I'm chomping at the bit," Ballmer told an audience of Microsoft customers and partners in Toronto on Wednesday, adding that he is ready to make sales calls himself on Windows 7.
Announcing the availability of Windows 7 for its customers in
With features such as Aero Shake, Peek, Snap, Jump Lists and a redesigned Windows Taskbar.
Windows 7 is designed to become the control center for all the media and make it easy to do more with photos, music, movies and videos.
Innovative new features like Home Group, Play To, Windows Live Movie Maker and Remote Media Streaming in Windows 7 will help consumers discover easy and new ways to get things done.
Also, engineered to meet the demands of businesses of all sizes, Windows 7 promises significant improvement in productivity levels. Its and control capability delivers reduced risk and effectively streamlines PC manageability to drive reduced costs.
Venkatesan said businesses in
Windows 7 is available in six editions, targeted at specific user groups and addressing all segments of the market.
The two primary editions are: Windows 7 Home Premium for home consumers and Windows 7 Professional for small and medium- sized businesses.
Venkatesan said Windows 7 is available at more than 45,000 retailers around the world and in