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[TechRepublic] 10 cool tools in Windows 7

May 27, 2009

10 cool tools in Windows 7

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The changes to the Windows 7 interface have gotten a lot of play, but some of the new built-in tools are just as compelling. Deb Shinder runs through some of the most impressive enhancements, from the ISO burner to the Biometric Framework to PowerShell v2.

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