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Gizmodo goes through a walkthrough of a beta build of the next Windows OS, Windows 7.

http://gizmodo.com/5069661/windows-7-wal...mpressions

Basically, performance and usability are the things they concentrated on. There are pictures and videos of the improved UI, as well as comparisons of the boot-up and shutdown times of Windows 7 and Vista.

I'm happy that there are improvements and all, but I was a bit disappointed that it doesn't look different at all from Vista (I was expecting something like when we jumped from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95). I don't think that was entirely wise. MS is trying to move on from the bad taste Vista left in a lot of people's mouths, and marketing a new product which essentially looks the same might get confusing. I guess they poured too much money into the Aero look to flush it down the toilet.

But as always, time will tell. I plan to upgrade to 7 and just skip Vista entirely. Hopefully, this iteration of Windows will be better-supported and better-liked. Microsoft still has time to either screw this up or make it better.
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10-31-2008 01:22 PM
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I've been interested in Windows 7 for a while now, because like you I plan on skipping Vista altogether. Aside from hardware compatibility and UI, I wonder if it's time that the standard windows start menu is changed for the better. I also hope that there will be lower hardware requirement version that support legacy computers.

Here's a nice alternative to use in the meantime: http://www.linuxmint.com/
"How to" for newbies: http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-de...-elyssa-r1
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10-31-2008 01:42 PM
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Beta version for those willing to try it out.

http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4602971/...UiNE.iMAGE

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12-30-2008 04:02 PM
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(10-31-2008 01:42 PM)Sforza Wrote:  I've been interested in Windows 7 for a while now, because like you I plan on skipping Vista altogether. Aside from hardware compatibility and UI, I wonder if it's time that the standard windows start menu is changed for the better. I also hope that there will be lower hardware requirement version that support legacy computers.

Here's a nice alternative to use in the meantime: http://www.linuxmint.com/
"How to" for newbies: http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-de...-elyssa-r1

uhm... the "how to" explains everything i need but still... I'm not sure if it'll work on my laptop... and... i haven't tried reformatting my own pc...

what will happen to the drivers?! will they sill run?!

and... does everything in my hard disk be erased!?



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01-03-2009 09:14 PM
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More screenshots.

http://www.windowsobserver.com/2009/01/1...reenshots/

As an (unfortunate) user of Vista - work laptop, planning to request a downgrade to XP - I appreciate the small changes in the UI, especially in the File Explorer. Mukha talagang mas malinis.

I'm also mightily tempted to try the beta build out on the desktop, but other people need to use the machine. :/

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01-12-2009 08:48 PM
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123258632983004629.html

A nice read from Walter S. Mossberg (WSJ.com)


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01-23-2009 06:17 PM
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Engadget has an article out about their in-depth impressions of Windows 7, so you guys would know what to expect from it I suppose.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/23/windo...pressions/

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01-24-2009 08:22 PM
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I'm actually really looking forward to Windows 7. It's very promising right now. I just hope they don't release to many strange versions like they did with Vista. -_-

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01-29-2009 02:32 PM
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Yuck. Windows 7 will still be coming out in LOTSA versions.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/158861/wi...sions.html

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02-04-2009 07:25 PM
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They had to end the good run. Sad

I'll probably get the Ultimate version, because anything less might feel like a handicap. But then again that's because I'm a power user.

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02-05-2009 12:39 AM
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[Image: resourceusagexpvistawinio9.jpg]

Awesome.

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02-22-2009 08:14 PM
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(02-22-2009 08:14 PM)NiX Wrote:  Awesome.

Given that Windows 7 is faster than XP daw, and that computer hardware gets cheaper and cheaper really fast, yes, it is. Big grin
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02-22-2009 10:32 PM
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Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 is out for download.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows...nload.aspx

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05-05-2009 03:38 PM
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i'll stick to Ubuntu, since i have no laptop or desktop where im moving......that means no Blizzard games.


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05-05-2009 04:14 PM
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http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/05/03/...o-cop-out/

Windows 7 has an XP compatibility mode and it's supposedly really good! Yay!

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