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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.

Play To

Once Media Streaming is enabled on your Windows 7 PC, the 'Play To' feature lets you to send media to other Windows 7 PCs or devices in your network and play it using a remote control window.

From Libraries within Windows Media Player or Windows Explorer, you can right-click on your media and send it off to another device. For example, you can send video clips to a television, or music to another laptop that's connected to speakers.

Aero Snap

Manoeuvring between windows is a pain, and comparing the content of two windows side by side requires awkward resizing that never quite works. Aero Snap is a feature that allows users to snap any two windows side by side.

You grab a window and move your mouse to the edge of the screen and the window will fill half the screen. Repeat with the other window and they are locked next to each other.

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