What are Windows Live Essentials you might be asking? Well with the recent launch of Windows 7, we can see that Microsoft have really done many things right with the latest version of their operating system software, such as tweaking the existing code from Windows Vista to make it run a whole lot better on the same and lesser hardware specifications, however perhaps they’ve gone a little too far and they also took some software out!
Now I’m not so sure that Microsoft did the right thing in removing the bunch of programs from Windows 7 that now make up the Windows Live Essentials suite of applications, that you can then install separately into Windows 7 for free – now obviously they’ll be some people who would never actually use them if they were shipped as part of Windows 7, but what about all those people out there who receive their new computer and then only use the software that comes on it unless they specifically buy a new software application from a shop?
Well these people might never know how useful these free Windows Live Essentials applications could be; in fact people may actually go out and spend money on expensive alternatives simply because they don’t know that this free suite of programs is available. It’s taken quite a while for me to even learn of them, so what hope do the regular non-techy people in the street have?
With that in mind, here at Zath we thought that it might be useful to provide a series of articles that covers these free Windows Live Essentials applications to raise awareness of their existence and show people exactly what they can do with them. So here’s what you can expect to find in this “essential” suite of programs that somehow got stripped out of Windows 7, clearly somebody didn’t think they were as “essential” as their name suggests, but perhaps you’ll think differently once you read our upcoming articles about them!