Jan 26, 2010 Microsoft
Since Windows 7 has been released back in October (22nd October 2009) it has had quite a lot of bad criticism. A fair amount of people and newspapers have said that Windows 7 is not complete. Others say it is to expensive, complicated and even not finished! Shops that sell the OS like the DSGi group (PC World, Currys, Dixons) have told the public that the peoples favourite package is Windows 7 family premium update. Microsoft have also installed Windows Media Centre into most of their Windows 7 packages! The new Media Centre enables you to watch live and on-demand TV!
What are the pros and cons? Windows 7 not being finished is not really an issue but in some peoples eyes it might be! It doesn’t really matter because with every new OS they released there comes updates! Even though they might be annoying, taking time when you shut down or when you are in a the middle of a project the automatic updates window comes with the restart later button is blanked out. With seconds ticking down to shut down time. Yes it will probably be tedious at times. But it is just to make it better for you. Also it is said to be expensive but that’s what you expect when a new product comes out. Other problems include it being complicated, but please it was said that it is the simplest yet what with the new taskbar which some people see as hard to use, but from what I have seen it looks simple. There could be alternatives say some critics, but whenever has their been a match for Windows? Apple might look good and might be able to run Windows on a non Windows PC where as Apple does not run on PC’s but Windows is till better. You can run programs in Windows that do not run in OSx. OSx needs boot camp because you always still need Windows but Windows does not need OSx so it does not have anything like boot camp because it is far superior.
Should you bide you time? Why should you. If you wait for the price to come down Microsoft might bring a new Windows out. Then you need to upgrade again. For the pros. Windows 7 is said to use less resources. Like battery life, where Vista on an Asus UL30 lasted for 11 hours and Wndows lasted for 12 hours. It also uses less ram. Vista needed 2GB where Windows 7 only needs 1GB. They have also made a special version of Windows 7 for touch-screen enabled PC’s. Sales of the OS have been booming. On the night of release there were over 500 people stood outside the main PC World in London all waiting for a copy. There was a huge serge through out the DSGi’s servers because of the amazing amount of people that bought it online! Most laptops are now being sold with Windows 7 and some that people have already bought will have free upgrades. Installing Windows Media Centre on most packages was a good idea because so many people have an Xbox 360 and do not have XP or Vista Media Centre to hook up to the Xbox. So that’s it. You can’t do it! But now having it it in most packages is a real improvement. Also being able to watch live and on-demand TV was a great idea as well. But unfortunately you have to have a sky subscription to be able to watch the TV.
What do you think? I posted a question on Yahoo Answers asking what you thought! The first question I asked was ‘do you think it is finished?’. 50% said yes. But one stood out which I featured earlier on in the article. There will be updates. There always is! My second question was ‘Is it expensive?’. Not many said it was! Then I asked “Which package would you buy?”. Most people said the ultimate package or the Home Premium. Finally I asked what people would give as a rating out of 5. From the answers I got, there were only 3,4 & 5′s. So it must be a pretty good new OS. Finally, I think the new snap feature is brilliantly simple. Windows has been missing and edge like that where you can make windows site next to each other so quickly. They have also removed the taskbar and the side-bar. So this should be an amazing OS and The Guardian’s Tech Weekly have said that Microsoft have already started working on the new Windows OS. Well, got out and buy your copy of the new OS and enjoy an amazing new OS from Microsoft
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Dining Reservation Software Helps You Provide Great Customer Service
For many restaurateurs and catering services today, dining reservation software has become one of the most important tools they use for providing great customer services to all those that visit their establishments. Dining reservation software comes equipped with a variety of tools that can help you give your customers an experience they’ll never forget as they return to your restaurant again and again.
You can easily create all of your reservations using dining reservation software. You can even insert important details about your customers and their reservations, too. For example, if you have a party of twelve coming to your restaurant to celebrate the engagement of a prospective bride and groom, you can be ready to provide them with your best champagne for a congratulatory toast. If you have a customer that catches cold easily, you’ll be able to know before they arrive that their party should sit in the middle of your establishment away from windows, doors, and potential cross breezes.
You can also edit the information you place in dining reservation software instantaneously and within a matter of moments. Perhaps one of your customers called needing to increase his reservations to seat twenty six instead of sixteen. Maybe another customer requested a specific dish to be served to her entire party. Some customers have specific instructions on how they prefer their food to be prepared or even specific servers that have given them excellent service in the past. These are all details that are important for you to know and track in order to provide your customer with the best experience possible while they visit your establishment. This will help your business remain steady and even continue to grow in an unpredictable economy such as this.
Another benefit of dining reservation software is your ability to communicate effectively with your customers. Sometimes the telephone isn’t the most reliable source of communication, especially on the busiest nights at your restaurant when you’re likely receiving multiple calls at once. With dining reservation software, though, your customer can contact you easily and quickly via email and other online resources. This means that you can have all of your customer’s last minute details and preferences to refer to right on your computer, so you won’t forget anything when the moment comes to prepare for their reservation. You can also email your customer confirmation notices that will ensure that you and your staff are all clear on the specifics of the upcoming event.
With the online marketing tools available in dining reservation software, you can keep track of all your customer referrals in one simple program. Nothing is better for a restaurant than positive word of mouth advertising, and incentives for referrals to either your customers, concierge services, or both can significantly help your establishment flourish. In addition to simply tracking these referrals, however, you can also create those important incentive programs using reservation software. Email and traditional marketing campaign tools are available on the software as well, so you’ll have everything you need right at your fingertips to advertise your establishment and services successfully.
Thomas Wilford / Restaurant & Catering Software
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The Best Benefit of Using Accounting Software for your Business
Business accounting software has been very beneficial to many business owners. Its primary function is to keep a running record of all financial aspects of your business. It’s true to say that many businesses would not be able to function without this software, but it is also beneficial to the business owner’s sanity to know that there are many things that this type of software can do all on its own.
In the event that your business has employees, you know all too well that there is a lot of accounting work that accompanies having your employees. You need to keep track of personal information, like addresses and social security numbers. You also need to keep a record of salaries and deductions like taxes and medical insurance. Believe it or not, with a few simple keystrokes, accounting software can run on its own and keep track of all the necessary information that you need to keep up with.
Having self-automated software is extremely beneficial to you and your business. By using software that can take care of things automatically, you have the time to take on other aspects of your business. You have the ability to focus on controlling your productivity and employee effectiveness.
One of the most beneficial aspects, other than the automatic record keeping, is that accounting software can be customized to you and your business’ specific needs. You can customize the layout and types of reports that are generated. These amazing software applications have the capability of provided a wide variety of reports, such as profits and losses, in a matter of seconds. If you were going to generate these reports yourself, it could take you days to make a report for a period of time. Accounting software can compile this information for specifics periods that you decide, such as weekly and monthly.
If you have a small business, you know that everywhere that you can save time is beneficial. Every minute counts in the long run and all the small amounts of minutes that you save add up over the course of a day. This means that you can have the added benefit of better time management.
As your business grows, you have the added ability to upgrade your software to better fit your needs. If you find that your profits are higher than they were when you first purchased the accounting software, you can upgrade to a better version of your current software that has the capability to handle more information. In business growth, you may have also needed to hire more employees. Upgrading your accounting software will provide you with better employee management, especially since many accounting software applications have limited capabilities for employee management numbers.
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