windows7-beta-logoThe highly anticipated operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7, has just gone gold according to the parent company! So, with the official, worldwide release still slated for October 22 this year, Microsoft has posted an interesting article on their official website listing seven reasons why gamers should upgrade to Windows 7. Here are the reasons:

“1 – Performance

To quote a coworker: ‘Across same hardware, Crysis runs awesome on Win7! Even better than XP!’. Code for the OS has been optimized for better all around performance for games. Whatever you’re playing now should be a better experience in Windows 7.

2 – Compatibility

The top third-party games, services, and international versions of games have been tested in Windows 7, so you should not worry about Windows 7 breaking your games. Feel free to move to Windows 7 because whatever you’re playing now should work fabulously in Windows 7.

3 – Discoverability

You can use Start -> Search to find any game you just downloaded or installed. No need to launch a separate application. Likewise, you won’t need to launch a game to get more info about it: The Windows 7 Games Explorer can show you in-game statistics within a preview pane plus delivers up-to-date info about your favorite game publishers and gives you the opportunity to try new games.

4 – Easy updates

The new Games Explorer will notify you whenever updates are available for your games so you don’t have to go searching for them yourself or have to launch the game to see if there’s an update waiting.

5 – DirectX 11 support

DirectX 11 means better games, pure and simple, with more advanced features for games to use.

6 – Multitouch support

An increasing number of gamers are using multitiouch devices. Windows 7 supports multitouch-capable machines, so you can buy the latest and greatest multitouch laptop or desktop confident it’s going to work in Windows 7.

7 – Classics

Here’s a bonus reason for you: Windows 7 is going to bring back Internet Backgammon, Internet Spades, and Internet Checkers because you can’t spend all your time hardcore.”

Some of the reasons here make sense, especially the DirectX 11 implementation and the “easy upodates” feature. So… what do you think? Will you be upgrading to Windows 7 ASAP?

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