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Microsoft says Windows 7 will be easier and faster

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Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:27 am | Updated: 11:50 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

LOS ANGELES - Microsoft says people will be able to test out the next version of Windows early next year. In the new Windows 7, people can choose to see fewer alerts and warnings from their computers. Those rampant notifications have irked many users of Windows Vista.

Microsoft has tweaked the design of Windows 7 in ways the company thinks will make it easier for people to switch between open windows, files and applications. It also is supposed to give PC users faster access to recently used files. It should make home networking more automatic.

And overall, the software maker says the next version is faster and can run on less-powerful computers.

Microsoft is giving software developers a "pre-beta" test version of Windows 7 at a conference in Los Angeles.

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