February 1, 2010
I’m officially ending this “project”. Vista has been replaced, Windows 7 is a worthwhile upgrade from either XP or Vista if you’re too cheap for a Mac Mini.
The site will stay up for archival purposes.
If you’re going to use Windows, get 7. If you’re getting 7, get the family pack and upgrade ALL your computers as mixing XP, Vista, and 7 in a household can cause a lot of headaches. Don’t buy anything with Windows 7 Starter Edition loaded on it.
As for myself…
I will continue to support Windows as it’s what pays my bills. But 7 hasn’t won me back from the Mac side. Not a chance.
When people ask me about the Mac I say two things.
- I used Windows for over 15 years before trying a Mac. Now you couldn’t get me to swear off Macs if you offered me $10,000 cash right now. I’d laugh and walk away.
- Windows work pays the bills. Mac work pays for the popcorn at the movie that the PC work paid for.
Actually… Maybe you should use Windows. I could use the money.
October 7, 2009
“In just two weeks, on Oct. 22, Microsoft’s long operating-system nightmare will be over. The company will release Windows 7, a faster and much better operating system than the little-loved Windows Vista, which did a lot to harm both the company’s reputation, and the productivity and blood pressure of its users.” Read the full review on All Things Digital
August 17, 2009
Could Windows 7 accomplish everything that’s expected of it? Probably not, but it makes a damn good attempt. We’ve tested the gold master, the final version going out on October 22. Upgrade without trepidation, people. With excitement, even.
Windows 7 is not quite a “Vista service pack.” It does share a lot of the core tech, and was clearly designed to fix nearly every bad thing anyone said about Vista. Which ironically puts the demon that it was trying to exorcise at its heart. What that means is that Windows 7 is what Vista should have been in the public eye—a solid OS with plenty of modern eye candy that mostly succeeds in taking Windows usability into the 21st century—but it doesn’t daringly innovate or push boundaries or smash down walls or whatever verb meets solid object metaphor you want to use, because it had a specific set of obligations to meet, courtesy of its forebear.
That said, if you’re coming from Windows XP, Windows 7 will totally feel like a revelation from the glossy future. If you’re coming from Vista, you’ll definitely go “Hey, this is much better!” Read the full article on Gizmodo.Com
July 24, 2009
Jason Cross knows his tech. A former editor at ExtremeTech.com who also contributed to Computer Games Magazine, Cross has been covering the gaming and tech scenes for 13 years.
Cross is certainly a good geek to explain Windows 7, the Microsoft OS that comes out Oct. 22. Like all new OSes, Windows 7 confuses me. My PC is 3 years old, and while I’ve upgraded it to help it run current games at nice resolutions, I’m still not sure if my machine is up to running Microsoft’s new OS. I doubt that I’m the only one with questions.
So I asked Cross about some of my questions about Windows 7… Read the full article at BitMob.Com
July 24, 2009
Windows 7 will be out on October 22. According to what I’ve been reading, it’s slated to be a pretty good operating system. A much better version than Vista and better than XP.
Jon Prange, Sr. Enterprise Architect for Interphase Systems, a leading management and technology consulting organization writes that there were several challenges that were presented with Windows Vista that limited the operating system’s adoption rate and fostered some poor feedback that quickly proliferated. Read the full article on SmallBizTechnology.Com
July 12, 2009
Although plenty of businesses skipped Windows Vista, a significant number of corporations have no plans to quickly move to Windows 7, according to a new survey. The survey, which received feedback from 1,000 IT administrators, found that nearly 60 percent have no current plan to adopt Windows 7. The survey, conducted by Quest Software’s ScriptLogic unit, received the 1,000 responses from 20,000 surveys it distributed. Read the full article on CNet.Com
June 3, 2009
Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would be “generally available” on October 22, according to a Dow Jones news report. UPDATED with confirmation by Microsoft.
Bill Veghte, SVP of the Windows business, is quoted as saying: “We feel confident that we will deliver Windows 7 with our partners on Oct. 22.” Does this mean it appears in retail PCs before it appears in boxes, or will it all hit together on the same day? Regardless, it’s a pretty nice early date, definitely good for the Christmas PC-buying season, assuming there is a Christmas this year. Read the full story on Gizmondo.Com