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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.

Trippy desktop background wallpaper

Okay, this has nothing to do with navigation or networking, but this surreal acid-trippy desktop background artwork (and there are others like it available in Windows 7) is part of the user interface and shows that Microsoft actually has a personality.

By including some experimental styles from international artists, Microsoft is embracing the weird and having some fun. Who knew?

Libraries

Instead of having all files and folders organised under the familiar Documents folder, Windows 7 features separate Libraries for specific content types such as contacts, documents, downloads, music, pictures and videos.

Each Library is stylised to fit its content and can be shared with other people in your home network by using HomeGroup.

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