The bargain 3-user Windows 7 Family Pack came into the Australian market on the 1st of December 2009 with "limited stock". Considering that the one-user licence Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade costs $199AUD, three licences for $250 sounds very convincing.
Windows 7 is the most intuitive operating system to date. It includes features such as:
- Aero Shake, where you shake the title bar of a window, making all open background windows minimised;
- Aero Peek, where you hover over a small button on the right end of your taskbar, which makes all open windows translucent so you can see the desktop;
- Homegroup, which simplifies home network connections, making it possible to share internet, files, printers, etc;
- Windows XP Mode, which runs a virtual machine for Windows XP, where you can run all your XP programs
All these features make Windows 7 a very attractive choice for consumers, and considering the price of $250AUD, even $237 at some stores, it is an excellent value-for-money option. Compare this to Apple's inferior Mac OSX, which would cost approximately $550 for three one-user licences, and you get a brilliant operating system which provides functionality, system speed, stability and compatibility, as compared to Macs.
Windows 7 is highly recommended for all users. Mac users will find the benefits of installing Windows 7 with Boot Camp, improving boot times considerably, and optimising performance on their otherwise 1990's - 2000's standard computers.