This is pretty obvious but cool to see.

Obviously HomeGroups were introduced in Windows 7 as a new form of network group where users could securely share files and data with each other over the network.

With Windows 8 HomeGroups, you will be able to share  and browse files on Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers only.



It’s interesting because to me this seems like the beginning of a clean break from Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Life will begin from Windows 7 starting from next year..  🙂

Read More about Windows HomeGroups here..

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  • marc3l

    “Browse and search shared files on other home computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8”

    Does this mean that the next generation of Windows, will be named ‘Windows 8’ ?