Windows 7

I’m currently testing out the (free) Release Candidate (a kind of late Beta) for Windows 7. Long story short, Windows 7 is awesome and I’ll definitely be picking up a copy when the full version is released. Anyone who installs the Windows 7 RC has until March of 2010 before they even have to think about spending a dime. The new taskbar, improved memory management, Libraries, Themes, HomeGroups, Device Stage, chilled UAC, and increased zippyness make this a solid (though not essential) upgrade for Vista users. This is Microsoft’s best shot at getting entrenched XP users into the 21st century.

Even the boot screen is more awesome!
Even the boot screen is more awesome!

2 Replies to “Windows 7”

  1. And the upgrade works surprisingly well! The only downside is the installation time. A fresh install takes only 20 minutes, which is blazingly fast compared to Vista or especially XP. An upgrade takes 20 minutes plus about a minute per gigabyte of files/programs on your main hard drive. It still works very well though!

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  2. Wow! Almost a whole year of free Windows 7. I’m ready to wipe my computer and replace it with the new version, or even just upgrade. I’m very excited to test it out. 🙂

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