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Pictures: The 10 best Windows 7 features

10 things you'll love about Windows 7

Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will be made publicly available on October 22. However, if you can't wait that long, we're offering a sneaky peek at the operating system's 10 coolest features.

Jump Lists

Jump Lists provide users with quick access to a mini-Start menu containing lists of pictures, music, word documents or links that they use most frequently.

There are two manifestations of the jump list in Windows 7: As part of the Start Menu (pictured here), and as a pop-up menu from an application's taskbar button. For example, if you right-click on the Microsoft Word button in the taskbar a list of recently accessed documents would pop up.

Media-Streaming Options

Media Streaming in Windows 7 has been simplified to share photos, video and music with other PCs on your home network using the new Homegroup feature.

Remote Media Sharing, a new feature in the Windows 7 release candidate, allows users to stream information over the internet to share media remotely. Media Streaming Options lets you restrict which specific PCs have access to your media by choosing 'more streaming options...' from the Windows Media Player 'Stream' menu.

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