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Windows 7 Performance Tests

Windows 7 is efficient enough to run even on netbooks with puny processors, but it’s only marginally faster than Vista, according to PC World Test Center tests.

Windows 7: Can Your Netbook Handle It?

Thinking of upgrading your tiny portable to Windows 7? Microsoft promises that the new OS will run smoothly on netbooks. But is it really worth taking the plunge?


Windows 7: How We Test

Testing Windows performance isn’t rocket science. Here’s how the PC World Test Center compared Windows 7 and Vista.


Windows 7 Hardware: Touch Finally Arrives

For Windows 7 to achieve its full potential, third-party hardware vendors must come through with appropriate products. Here's how companies are trying to connect with Windows 7's touch capabilities.


Windows 7: 10 Things That Still Need Fixing

Flawless? Windows 7? Of course not. Think of these ten areas as constituting a working to-do list for Windows 8.


Should You Give Up XP for Windows 7?

Windows XP retained many loyal users during the dark ages of Vista, but the emergence of Windows 7 may signal the end of an era.


Windows 7: 10 Best Features

Microsoft's new operating system improves on Windows Vista in many ways. Here are the ten things we like best about Windows 7.


Windows Is Easy to Install? Nonsense!

The easiest operating system to update is ... very surprising.


Snow Leopard: The In-depth Review

Apple has spent the last decade building and improving Mac OS X, fusing the classic Mac OS and technology acquired from Steve Jobs's Next into an impressive...


11 Major New Snow Leopard Features

Snow Leopard is filled with tweaks and improvements. Here's a look at the biggest changes.


Snow Leopard Versus Windows 7

Neither Windows 7 or Snow Leopard try to reinvent the wheel, but both pack notable new features, large and small.

Review: Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard, Apple's lowest-priced OS update in eight years, is a great value, and the biggest no-brainer of an upgrade since Mac OS X 10.1.


Windows 7: A Guided Tour of Its Security Improvements

PC World's "Uncle" Robert is a funny guy, but he takes a serious look at some of Window's 7's new system management and security tools.


Fall's Most Promising Cameras

(Updated 8/19/2009) As the leaves change, so do your camera options. Are big-name manufacturers saving the best models of the year for last? Here are the camera announcements we're excited about this fall.


Windows 7: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Microsoft's new OS isn't perfect, but it is what Windows Vista should have been. Here's a hands-on look at the version that's beginning to hit PCs.