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Windows 7 Review

I’m going to give a bit of my background to give a bit of weight to my review. I am a lifelong windows fan and an old school pc fps gamer. So I’ve water-cooled, I’ve over-clocked, and I even put a computer in a mini-fridge. My job is to take care of computers, hardware, software, and everything in between. I’ve been using the beta version of windows 7 for some time now, and I would like to share some things with everyone.

First things first when you install windows 7 it’s very simple to install. XP and Vista were both clunky as installs and very time intensive. 7 installs in about half the time of Vista and its pretty darn simplistic to install. The first thing you see of Windows 7 is the fact that it runs a lot leaner than windows Vista. Its usage of computer resources is miniscule compared to vistas resource hogging ways.

Next thing to notice is the Gui looks almost exactly like Vista. Although the desktop is a tiny bit different. The taskbar is different in looks but almost tries too hard to be a one stop shopping for all your computer needs. This makes the taskbar a bit cluttered and too busy for my tastes. Two new features called aero snap and aero peek allow you to manipulate the desktop and surrounding windows with much more ease. Aero Snap allows you to snap a window to minimize it quickly my dragging it to the top or bottom of your screen. Aero peek allows you to peek at your desktop without minimizing all your windows, and while this is fun I rarely use it.

My favorite part of windows 7 is the ability to personalize your windows to your own taste instead of having to download scripts and programs to change things. The desktop will even rotate on a timely basis. All of this makes for a fully customizable windows experience.

Last but not Least Windows 7 is a scaled down striped out version of Vista and XP. No more dial up services and MSNBC trial versions, and AOL 100 free hour things. It’s just the bare-bones windows needed programs and necessary registry additions, for the most part.

 

Now just as a figment of my tin foil soaked imagination, does anyone remember the launch of ME. The ill fated bastard child of 98 and NT with an updated interface and file system.  For some reason I feel as if M$ is launching Vista with 7 up their sleeves in order to fool us into purchasing their OS systems twice. Only this time moving from the old to the new won’t be such a problem with consumers, hungry for something reliable.

June 17, 2009 - Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , , , ,

7 Comments

  1. Nice man, the gui is a little too mac friendly for my taste. If I can customize it to the way I want it to appear ie, nothing at the bottom other than a few folders that will be fine.

    It is curious, the timing, of two os’s. A problem some of these larger companies have, SAP, Oracle, Windows, is that their install base is pretty much dead in the water unless there is a new OS or software revamp.So they cant sell new licenses. Mac, still has yet to even hit that due to it’s marketplace holdings being College’s and Art College Students with too much extra cash. So they face this dilemma. One year you have 100 billion in profits the next. None. Are they going the way of Adobe? What version of Dream-weaver am I using now? What can they possibly add that isen’t already there other than updating new extensions.

    Comment by lurkerbelow | June 17, 2009

  2. I have been using Windows 7 for about 1 months or so. I originally put it on my computer in the beginning of the beta and had a horrible time. Nothing worked for me. I wanted to try it out again cause my windows xp install made for impossible gaming. I have to say it has really revitalized my system. Definitely can squeeze a bit of life out of this system.

    Comment by Scotrun | June 18, 2009

  3. I really dig on the new taskbar, especially when I’m burning a disc with ImgBurn, the progress bar is behind the icon so I don’t have to bring the program to the front to see how far it is, the same goes for copying files. But as atomic said, for the most part it pretty much looks exactly like Vista. Windows Media Player 12 finally has a minimal interface that gets the job done. And atomiczombie79 hit it on the head, Vista turned out to be this decade’s ME for alot of people. I haven’t had time, but I’d love to try running 7 on an older machine….Vista’s not too great with that, I’ve read that 7 blows it outta the water with old rigs.

    Comment by richieraw | June 18, 2009

  4. Im running windows 7 on an older xp rig.
    Laptop at work
    Thinkpad T43
    upgraded to 1 gig of ram
    1.4 ghz processor

    it runs a tiny bit better than my vista rig

    Thinkpad T400
    2 gig of ram
    2.5 ghz coolerchip

    Im trying to free up a t400 to run the 7 beta on i wanna see how fast it can fly

    😉

    Comment by atomiczombie79 | June 18, 2009

  5. What atomic also failed to mention is that he has a legion of mech-robots that have bullied the laptop do things it’s not meant to.

    Comment by lurkerbelow | June 18, 2009

  6. I am skynet

    Comment by atomiczombie79 | June 18, 2009

  7. Windows 7 Review .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

    Comment by noactive | January 11, 2010


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