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    just checking out windows 7 rc1

    at first look it looks pretty good, same as vista really. pretty fast too even on an underspecced memory wise pc

    its only on my 2nd pc 3ghz cpu
    640mb ram
    ati 9600xt graphics


    but if it was on my new one it would fly

    will probably order an advanced copy very soon :)
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    I have to hope none of my mac friends see this. Keith puts on cunning disguise.

    Yeah it's great. It's what vista SHOULD have been for sure.

    It's faster, prettier, less memory intensive, doesnt hit the disks nearly as hard. It can make an old vista laptop really fly!

    I've just been building pcs for a local charity and they've got Intel Core i7s with SSD instead of hard drives. I tried the official version of windows 7 on one (which we got last week as MS partners) and it's mind blowingly quick

    It's not enough to make a mac user switch in my opinion, after all, it's still windows, but it'll be enough to stop many a windows user from swapping to mac I'll bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 158737
    I have to hope none of my mac friends see this. Keith puts on cunning disguise.
    Busted!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 158737
    It's not enough to make a mac user switch in my opinion, after all, it's still windows, but it'll be enough to stop many a windows user from swapping to mac I'll bet.
    Oh... thank goodness! I was afraid you'd gone totally bonkers!

    Seriously. It looks pretty good to me also. We've got it at work since Vista kinda fell flat.

    Maybe someone in Redmond finally woke up. Took 'em long enough!

    Tom (... shuffles off singing a happy little Mac song!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 158751
    Oh... thank goodness! I was afraid you'd gone totally bonkers!
    oh gosh no not bonkers. Same old .dll files all over the filesystem with differing conflicting versions, same old horrible clunky different UIs on almost every application, same lack of system wide proper search or spelling check etc etc etc.

    At its heart it's still the same 25yr old (at least) operating system that it always was :)

    However given I have to support the thing a fair deal, I'll be as glad when vista is out of the way as I was when Windows ME bit the dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 158753
    Same old .dll files all over the filesystem with differing conflicting versions
    Ahhh.... but haven't you heard? .Net will solve all your problems and save you from DLL hell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 158755
    Ahhh.... but haven't you heard? .Net will solve all your problems and save you from DLL hell!

    Tom (... I kill me!)
    /me looks over at his visual studio .net app and cries
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 158737

    It's not enough to make a mac user switch in my opinion, after all, it's still windows, but it'll be enough to stop many a windows user from swapping to mac I'll bet.
    too late i have been seduced!!















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    From what I've heard it sounds a vast improvement over Vista... but to be fair... does that take very much? LOL

    I will tell my aunty to order a copy as she bought a new laptop when vista came out... and it is ridiculously slow. You wouldn't believe how long it takes just to open firefox... even with a fresh install of windows and having everything but the basics wiped off it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 158793
    too late i have been seduced!!
    yeah we all know that
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    Quote Originally Posted by josh.p., post: 158827
    From what I've heard it sounds a vast improvement over Vista... but to be fair... does that take very much? LOL

    I will tell my aunty to order a copy as she bought a new laptop when vista came out... and it is ridiculously slow. You wouldn't believe how long it takes just to open firefox... even with a fresh install of windows and having everything but the basics wiped off it!
    must be below spec for vista josh my laptop is really quick. firefox on mine open instantly :)

    im wondering if i can get W7 for my lappy and my quick desktop

    the thing im looking forward to is xp mode so i can use my scanner and not have a dual booting xp and vista desktop to free up lots of hdd space :) and to save me buying a new scanner
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