Thursday, January 22, 2009

7: Keys, Bars And MED-V

The 7 information train has just left the station and here is what I found interesting over the last two days of *site* seeing.

Keyboard Commands: Maximum PC has put together a good list of the new hotkeys that revolve around the Windows key. Most of these commands only work in AERO though. So some of them may not apply to some Assistive Technology. But, hey, it gives you a chance to check out the new version of Narrator right? Oh, and just typing “Narrator” in the Start Menu edit field will launch it by the way. It is faster than dealing with Windows Key + U in my opinion.

Taskbar Vs. Dock: It was bound to happen sooner or later I guess. The inevitable comparisons between Windows 7 and Mac OSX were coming and Ars Technica has one of the first debates on the subject.

MED-V: Hyper-V is the current technology that MS uses for Virtualizing applications in Vista and Server products. Med-V is the next step in the road of Virtual Machines and App Compatibility. I mention it here because I’m interested in seeing how this will work with major employers legacy software and AT’s ability to work in this virtual environment. Check out the Super Site article at the link below if you would like to know more.

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