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Windows 7

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 01-10-2012 Print

With the second decade of the 21st Century well underway, we thought it was a perfect time to pause and consider the remarkable products and technological innovations we've seen so far. The past 11 years have ushered in a parade of disruptive, life-altering (and business-altering) products and services that have settled so firmly into our everyday lives that it's hard to remember how we functioned without them. In the process, these innovations have rewritten the rules of enterprise IT, reshaped the ways in which we communicate, and revamped our workplaces. The eight technology innovations on this list were chosen based on the impact they've had in our work environments, our personal lives, or both.

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When Microsoft launched Windows 7 in October 2009, there was a lot riding on it. If sales of the operating system went the way of its predecessor, Windows XP, it could have taken Microsoft to its knees. Instead, by September 2011, Microsoft had announced 450 million Windows 7 licenses sold.



 

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