- Windows asks for permission to run some applications
- When installing software, Windows asks for permission to start the new services.
With the new security enhancements, you get a sense that your more in control of of your Windows PC over past versions. There are new applets as well such as Windows Transfer which allows you to connect with other Windows machines to transfer files.
Other noticable changes are IE7 and Explorer:
- IE7 looks like a mix of Firefox and IE6 and has new features for security such a blockers and phishing filters…oh yes there is RSS support as well.
- Explorer reminds me of Linux for some reason…perhaps the developers used Linux before going to MS ;)
Office 12 has changed drastically as well, the interace attempts to provide you with access to advanced features. The IGX (Information Graphics) provides you with the ability to enhance information views using graphics. Another interesting feature is the ability to slipce and dice existing presentations of different formats and style and blend them into one consistent format.