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Five super-secret features in Windows 7
« on: October 12, 2009, 03:28:48 pm »
Here at TechRepublic we have been evaluating, experimenting with, and discussing Windows 7 throughout 2009. Weíve seen the same stuff that everyone else is talking about ó the fact that Windows 7 cleans up the Vista interface, cleans out much of the code that made Vista too much of a resource hog, and finally suppresses most of those horribly-annoying UAC prompts.

However, during our Windows 7 exploration, I also spotted some secret features that are hidden deep within the recesses of over 50 million lines of code. In fact, these features are so secret that I doubt even the most dedicated, deeply-experienced IT professionals will be able to find them. Yes, they are that mysterious.

Of course, itís always possible that someone has sabotaged me and planted the code for these little secrets in my Windows 7 machines. But who do that? Linus Torvalds? Richard Stallman? David Pogue? (It canít be David, see No. 5 below). But, just in case, Iíve decided to reveal these secret features so th the world can know