I'm sure many of you have heard, but Windows 7 is now an official public beta. I've had it for a little while now but just got around to installing it tonight. I installed it after on my laptop as my primary OS because I like it so much. It is like the snappy and more gorgeous version of Vista. It feels so fast, it found every driver (including my 8600m GT) except for my card reader (which it picked up from Windows update), and it is extremely stable. I recommend at least giving it a try on an extra partition.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx
I'll give it a try just for shits and giggles
Yes i talked to microsoft support for over 2 months about this...
Might still wait for the first dx11 cards though.
I´ll take the plunge. Tonight! ;O Next post will be on windows 7! Booyah!
It needed to be light, quick, transparent and any attempt to save the users from themselves needed to be virtually invisible. So far they've pretty much got it. With the economy the way it is, they need to woo entrenched XP users and once bitten twice shy Vista users to a new OS, it could be a hard sell.
Hopefully they leave the strong arm "buy it and like because we say so" tactics out of the marketing campaign this time around. Hopefully they'll also drop the 7 sku idea and go with one version. They just tried too hard to make Vista ultimate the only choice. But I guess its much easier to sell a product when you compare it to lesser versions of itself...
So my testing of windows 7 didn't go too well I still have XP, i'm happy with it but I would like the 4 GB of ram that I have to be used instead of only 2.
If someone loves XP enough they will find ways to stay until the last possible moment, it happened with win98.
I hope they stick with Win7 as a name and forget all this Vista, Cloud, crap.
One thing I really like is having the tablet connected turns your PC into a Tablet PC, so there's hand writing recognition, and pen gestures. I also like the new task bar functions and windows snapping to places on the desktop. So far I see myself switching over when the full version is released. There's a lot of new stuff I'm liking and visually it looks really nice too. It also installs faster and boots up faster then my 64 XP partition does.
Fallout3 doesn't seem to want to run fullscreen properly for me. Well, it does, but my display goes to sleep while the game runs. o_O (windowed mode fixes that)
Bioshock blows up on startup, haven't tried windowed mode yet.
There's a patch out to fix that, but I agree it's pretty annoying!
How do Steam games work with it? (if anyone has tried) don't know if there will be any issues with it?
My x-fi (i've got the usb one) went a bit wonky after the upgrade, but was fixed with a driver update.
whaddya mean, so people are supposed to shit all over a microsoft product regardless of whether its good or not?
did you ever think there might just be a tiny little reason why people shit all over microsoft products, e.g they've literally force-fed inferior products on people?
Isn´t that really what everyone has been doing the last 10 years or so?
I think that´s what casey here means.
Anyway. I decided not to install it yet... mostly because the goddamn download page wouldnt let me download and i started working instead of firing up that old torrent program.
I like Windows and OSX both the same, but I will say this: I installed the latest version of OSX on a 400mhz G4 with 512mb RAM and it ran beautifully, including the visual effects. I've also heard stories of people installing Windows 7 on old pieces of shit and it running very well, too.
none of this multilayered bullshit.
Also of note, the mp3 corruption has been fixed. It was an issue in the leaked torrent iso that's been patched (windows update patch possibly).
So you think 0-latency audio can be done just by making a barebones windows?
I'll just increase the size of the icons in my quick launch on the taskbar to keep up with the times...there, instant windows 7 :-P
Regardless, came across this MS page for personalization for windows 7.
i prefer to differentiate between good and mediocre.
most people have been shitting over microsofts mediocre products, and downright burning microsofts bad stuff on a stake.
for the actual good microsoft products, there's merely been some resentful murmuring about it being"nothing special".
it comes with the territory of being a 'big evil corporation®
Someone needs to install 64bit...
Are most of the programs that run on vista compatible with Windows 7?
*UPDATE*: So turns out I was stupid and didn't set the drive to "basic" rather than "dynamic" in the dialog. Now I'm running Win 7 on a spare drive. It immediately comes up and says my current #2 IDE drive has a bad file structure and begins to scan & "clean" it. Now that drive is unreadable...at least in Win7. I haven't tried it back in XP yet...I hope its not suddenly nuked. I'll be super pissed, because it worked great before.
So after trouble downloading from Microsoft I got it via torrent. (same problem as Okno)
Now, when trying to install onto a 230gb SATA drive on my system, Win 7 claims it cannot install onto that drive. Wtf? We STILL need special drivers to install to anything but a IDE disk? Do I need to Fdisk the drive or something and set its partition "active"?(bootable right?) Help me out here...
I´m still setting everything up and getting every program in there but first impressions are good. I can see it being better than vista when all the major kinks get ironed out.
if me eating breakfast isn't on youtube.. did i eat breakfast?
OSX icons are huge (something I totally dislike) but in the end it still looks way cleaner that the Win7 1999 website graphic design orgy.
Hopefully they'll allow for easy custom themes changes.
but yeah I see what you mean about the outside of the windows, that is pretty funny