Though Microsoft doesn’t make a big deal of Windows 7’s many networking improvements and new features, they offer a fine reason to upgrade from XP. There used to be many reasons to skip migrating to Windows 7; but as the operating system matures and XP ages, Windows 7 is becoming a worthwhile update.
For starters, Internet Explorer 9–arguably Microsoft’s best Web browser ever–will work only on Windows 7. On the other hand, we currently have lots of excellent Web browser choices, so the promise of IE 9 alone may not be enough to tempt you.
Fortunately, Windows 7 has lots of other excellent networking features that you shouldn’t overlook. Here’s a closer look at what these capabilities mean for consumers and businesses.