But you still have to memorize where a lot of features are. For instance, I wanted to turn on auto-log-in and looked for that setting under Control Panels: User Accounts. I poked around in several other locations that looked promising, but found nothing that was clear-cut.
As it turns out, Windows logs you in automatically, as long as you don't have an account password. And if you do have a password, getting rid of it allows automatic log-in to your account. If you have more than one account, and neither has a password, Windows 7 will ask which account you want to log into at start-up. Usability is still hit-or-miss.
For instance, navigating Control Panels should be easier. Take the Power Options panel, for instance.
It allows you to set whether your computer is geared toward power or efficiency. But the Advanced settings are buried, meaning you might not find them unless you keep clicking.
If Microsoft is going to allow users to customize their experience, it should make settings like this easy to access. In Windows 7, changing the power settings for the computer can mean multiple windows and options.
Click for larger image. Apple's System Preferences are not only better laid out and easier to navigate, but Apple's Spotlight search tool makes it easy to find what you're looking for. For instance, if I want an application to automatically launch at log-in, a Spotlight search for "login application" brings me to the Accounts System Preference, which is exactly where I need to be.
Snow Leopard's system preferences are more logically laid out. Additionally, the download manager may offer you optional utilities such as an online translator, online backup, search bar, pc health kit and an entertainment application. You can find more information on these optional offers in the dedicated page.
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