Gallery: Windows Live Essentials

It was three years in the making as Microsoft releases a public beta of its free Windows Live Essentials suite. Photo Gallery and Movie Maker head the list of tools that are optimized for Windows 7. Mary Jo Foley has more on Microsoft's competitor to Apple's iLife

We'll look at some of the best features. Photo Fuse lets you combine pieces of different photos to make one grand photo.

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