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Windows 7??


Any thoughts on that..I have heard they will get rid of Vista so am curious to what others have heard..

I am happy with my xp pro, wish to not deal with the vista as I have heard nothing but bad comments so would like to hear more if that is possible..

thanks.
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I am downloading it as we speak.
I'll set iyt up on a test pc at work tomorrow. Then I'll get back to you with a verdict emoticon

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Thanks, Moose! emoticon

When I bought my computer last August, I specifically looked for one that has XP (which I found), due to all the bad things I've heard about Vista. If there isn't a vast improvement with the new Windows, Microsoft just might lose a lot of people to Mac and Linux.

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1/22/2009, 12:28 am Link to this post PM Lesigner Girl Read Blog
 
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Re: Windows 7??


I run Windows on my Mac for one reason only.
Smiley Central doesn't have a Mac facility.

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Windows7 is layout-wise looking the very same as Vista, which isnt a big surprise emoticon
The layout in itself is in some areas very different from XP, but Vista users should feel right at home with this one. emoticon
It comes with IE8, which is probably one of the worst browser available today emoticon
Lack of support and compability with webdesign is what makes it crappy, but I suspect it will be further upgraded in the future.

There are a few neat tools pre-installed in Win7 that are easily accessed from the main startmenu, a great plus emoticon

I visited the Windows Update site, to check for updates, and there was one update available, for my USB keyboard. Goodie emoticon
Win7 also created a restore point before installing the mew driver. Goodie again emoticon
This way you can roll back if it messes up emoticon
BUT, it is quite tiresome if it makes a restore point every time there is a new update.
There should be an option for the user to decide IF a restore point should be created.
This made the single driver update take an awful long time to finish emoticon

It also comes with a build-in action center that I found very nice. It tells you what you are missing and where to get it, in a single click. Neat :yes
You also have something called Windows Defender which helps you protect your PC, and scan it for errors at your command.

I have no idea how good these options really are until the full version is released, but I guess they will be a good thing to have.

Else it is quite easy to navigate for the common user, and you can configure your own layout very easy, colors, icon sizes, text size and so on.
It also works great on network. I had no troubles implementing the computer into our network. I got my network drives and could install printers pretty easy.
It do lack some support on certain drivers and older versions of stuff, but that will probably be ok when it gets released.

One thing that doesnt work at the moment, is the windows media player.
When I tried to run a small video, the computer froze. This will also most certainly be fixed emoticon

So, in short, I like the layout ( which I also did on Vista ), but it remains to be seen how much memory it eats up when fully installed.
It looks very promising so far, I must say emoticon
It is also smaller in size than Vista, and lets hope they manage to keep it that way....

It should be interesting following up on this OS emoticon

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Thank you for the review, Moose! emoticon

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1/24/2009, 2:35 am Link to this post PM Lesigner Girl Read Blog
 
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The size of the Beta version is about 2.6G
Vista Ultimate version is around 8G (!!!)



Thank you for the review, Moose!


You're welcome

I tried it on a laptop the other day, but it doesnt recognize any wireless connections, yet emoticon

If it has the look of vista, the speed of ubuntu, and the compatibility of xp, then they can sell me Win7 emoticon

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1/24/2009, 9:40 pm Link to this post PM The Mooseman
 
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That's a lot of ifs. emoticon

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1/25/2009, 4:51 am Link to this post PM Lesigner Girl Read Blog
 
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Strange, I normally get an invite to test Windows products but didn't even know this was in the works! I wonder if MS is so hacked off with the last beta group that they decided not to go that way this time hmmmm...

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1/25/2009, 4:59 am Link to this post PM Pastor Rick Read Blog
 
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I found out a couple of weeks ago from a co-worker, who said he expects it to be better than Vista. As bad as Vista sounds, though, that's not saying much. emoticon

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