Windows 7 has had people talking about it for some time now ever since the beta version was officially released earlier this year and some 8 million testers were on it likes bees to honey. Till this date, there has been an influx of positive reaction to the new OS, a stark contrast to its predecessor, Vista. In fact, so popular is Windows 7 that a queue started forming 9 hours before the official launch which culminated with more than 200 people vying for the first 177 copies to get their hands on Windows 7 at a special launch price on the midnight of 22nd October. How much cheaper you ask? How does S$77 from the original upgrade price of $219 sound?
On the other side of the spectrum, Snow Leopard was unveiled during the Apple's WorldWide Developer Conference on 8th June this year which was finally released publicly on 28th August. What was met as good news by the Apple fans was that Snow Leopard underwent several improvements over its predecessor, the Leopard OS, with features such as support for Microsoft Exchange and other user interface enhancements.
To give you a better overview of where these two crucial new operating systems stand at the moment, we've lined up a special HWM ViewPoint interview video (from www.hardwaremag.com) where we speak to the respective gurus in charge of the to better understand their new directions, expectations, key functionality features and environmental friendliness of their new products. So join us in this highlight video:-
Next up, a demo session of Windows 7 with Matthew Hardman, Group Manager, Group Client, Business & Marketing Organization of Microsoft Singapore. Matthew walked us through the top usability features of the fresh new Windows 7 OS and we've captured it all here:-
And last but not least, we got a hands-on session of Snow Leopard with Darren Sng, Senior Manager, Software Product Marketing with Apple Asia Pacific. Daren showcased some of the key aspects usability aspects that have been improved on the OS X operating system with the Snow Leopard update:-
We hope you enjoyed these videos. Be sure to check out HWM's October issue for a full spread coverage of Windows 7 and how to get on the bandwagon, while HardwareZone has the key features and performance aspect covered this recent article . And those who are on the OS X platform and haven't yet seen the full list of advancements with the Snow Leopard update, we detail the main improvements in this article.