Microsoft Corporation Informative - Windows 7 - best OS from Microsoft?
So, for the last month, I've been beta testing Windows 7. The last release came out a few days ago and I installed it shortly thereafter. If you've ever used a Macintosh, the user interface is very similar. You now have the ability to pin a file/task whatever to the task bar on the bottom. The ease of use from the ALT-TAB is even better. There is a future function where XP only programs run automatically from within Windows 7, rather than outside. For those people who are Vista haters, this is the substitute. Yes Vista is a memory, resource, money hog, but if you install it on a system that has at least 4GB, it's perfect. I installed Windows 7 on my Compaq Dual core 2.1 with 2GB Ram and an ATI 3450 card. It didn't recognize the card but I went to ATI and THEY HAD A WINDOWS 7 driver release! Everything works great and even my games (Quake Wars, Halo 3, AOE 3) are fantastic. It looks like the sidebar has been disabled, maybe not, but I can't find it. It's supposed to have a faster start and shutdown but I just upgraded rather than doing a clean copy and haven't noticed a difference. Anyway, I love it. Sadly, Vista reminds me of Windows ME. Anyway, hope you love Windows 7 as much as I do. I'm not sure how I will "upgrade" 7 from Ultimate (The Beta version). I'll cross that river when I get to it.