Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Windows 7 Video Training

Wow, it's been a while since I posted here. With teaching at two colleges and attending graduate school full time, I have been stretched a bit thin lately. I promise to do my best to do better in this new year. This post is about the new Windows 7 computers available now.

One of the schools where I teach is now using my Student Again web site to help their students learn computer basics. Today, I added a link to Windows 7 video tutorials collected from and embedded into a web page to make it easier for learners who are buying new computers for school to learn how to use them.

Actually, I was totally impressed with the videos about Windows 7. For a freelance job I have been working, I had to get a Windows 7 computer. So far, it is still in the box, but I can't wait to find time to play with it and see how the new features work. One of my favorite new features is the Snip It tool that comes in the Windows 7 Accessories. Using Snip It, users can instantly create a JPG image of anything on the computer monitor, or the entire screen.

The tutorials I selected for the Windows 7 tutorials provide a solid overview of the operating system and how it works. Depending on where you buy, a Windows 7 system could cost you anywhere from $500 to $1500, depending on the place you purchase it, and the system specifications. If you are buying a new computer for college work, the basic $500 model has more than enough power and resources to fit your needs.

As I learn more about Windows 7, I will let you know what I think of it.