White paper: Microsoft Windows 7 operating system — key benefits for industrial users
‘Windows 7 — key benefits for industrial users’
Industry is traditionally slow to adopt any new Microsoft operating system. Many industrial Windows users will have no need for the many new features on offer and will be cautious of potential bugs or security flaws. It is rarely worth considering switching to a new operating system unless you are developing a new product. For those who are making the switch, this white paper from Amplicon describes the key benefits of using Windows 7.
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White paper contents
- Multiple-core support
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit
- Windows 7 XP mode
- Solid state disk (SSD) support
As one of the longest-standing operating systems, first released to computer manufacturers in August 2001, Windows XP is still the second most popular version of Windows, based on an installed user base as of 2013. The name XP is short for ‘experience’, highlighting the enhanced user experience. We have all become familiar with Windows XP over the decade. However, as we have been expecting, XP will soon disappear from our lives. The question to ask is, ‘are you prepared?’
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