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Weekend Discussion: Your Thoughts On Windows 7



This week has brought us non-stop news about Windows 7, with video demos, first impression articles, screenshots, tablet pc inking video demos, multi-touch demos, and much more. The focus is clearly changing from Vista to looking foward to Windows 7. In my opinion, this has been a very good week for Microsoft. So far, I’m very impressed with Windows 7. For a pre-beta, it feels pretty solid – no crashes, no bluesceens, good application support, etc. It feels so good, I’m contemplating using it as my everyday operating system, at least until the next build is released.

Based on everything you’ve read and seen about Windows 7 so far, what do you think?



  1. Joe

    10/31/2008 at 4:01 pm

    I’m actually considering doing the same on my tablet, just because after trying the new TIP I don’t want to go back.

    Too bad this build doesn’t have the new taskbar or multitouch or anything like that, because those seem very interesting, but the new TIP alone seems like enough.

    One thing I’ve noticed though is that even though Windows 7 has support for fingerprint readers built in, it won’t recognize the XT reader, even after installing the drivers for it. Hopefully that will be fixed soon, because quite frankly the embassy suite is overkill for me anyway.

  2. Antimatter

    10/31/2008 at 4:35 pm

    Just remember to backup your files; just because it’s stable in general doesn’t mean you won’t run into that once in a while beta bug that wipes your entire system!

  3. CLC

    10/31/2008 at 7:32 pm

    I read somewhere that it has the ability to smoothly run on 1 GB of RAM. With these kinds of functions on that little of RAM, I say it gets my thumbs up vote.

  4. loyukfai

    10/31/2008 at 10:54 pm

    I’m more interested in the upgrade pricing from Vista to 7… : )

  5. Snowii

    11/01/2008 at 8:52 am

    well pricing won’t be out for quite a while yet :)

    no crashes, no bluescreens only supports the theory that Win 7 is just optimized Vista (at least on the core level) with added bunch of stuff and improvements – but the question is is this really worth all the hype that new Win is here? I guess we all remember how it was with Vista : /

    MS got rid of the sidebar, improved recognition for tableters and did couple of other things, which is of course welcome, and I am looking forward to have Win 7 – but at the end I am interested to see the price too :)

  6. scoobie

    11/01/2008 at 11:20 am

    It looks good I think. I’ve seen the search and explore features and it looked good

  7. Medic

    11/01/2008 at 6:44 pm

    After reading multiple blogs and watching all the snips of the PDC on YouTube I was hoping for a climax with regard to the things I would see. To my disappointment though, I could not help but feel a deja vu of emptiness bubble up. I get the impression that I’m seeing a rerun of XP and Vista, where people emphasize all the work different people have put to build a well known system from the ground up. Ofcourse it is quite a piece of work to deliver a system that can satisfy a great number of customers. I am also very enthusiastic about the improved touch capabilities and interface for tablet pc users.

    Promises are made and demos are shown of its current performance, visual presentation and new potential. But I cannot escape the feeling that yet again we are going to see a recognizable pattern of stability and performance issues with the necessary updates, hoping the system will yet again not crash, waiting yet again for windows 7 SP 1, 2 and 3 etc. etc.

    I think it is also time for Windows to put effort beforehand into performance and stability issues. We should not be working for hours on windows 7 issues in everyday life, but windows 7 should be working for our issues.

  8. Joe

    11/01/2008 at 7:20 pm

    Uh, its already faster than Vista. How much more performance do you want squeezed out of it?

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