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Windows 7, Users 0

So I went and downloaded the Release Candidate 1 for Windows 7 through legit channels (read MSDN Network).  Yes, I know, folks have been grabbing theirs through the torrent sites, but since I have a (mostly) ethical attitude towards software, well... and since I happen to have a spare 250gb SATA drive from out of my system along with an external SATA case, it was time to test the software.

First thought... life support system.  The little pulsating Windows logo when you start your machine reminds me too much of a heart monitor.  "Your computer is about to suffer a stroke."

Second thought... Cylons.  The little line of light that signals that Windows 7 is being installed looks a lot like a Cylon scanning for enemies.

Third thought... Vista Light!  Yes, with 33% fewer annoyances!  And I will admit that it does feel faster than Vista, but not quite as fast as Windows XP x64.  We'll see what it's like after all software has been installed on the machine.

First major annoyance... the taskbar.  Microsoft, I don't want pop-up windows, and I certainly don't want my desktop disappearing when the cursor accidentally goes over one of those pop-ups.  And I don't want transparent windows, I want to know that where I'm looking is what I'm looking at.  But Microsoft is trying very hard to mimic the Apple model, and they've got a lot of eye candy installed.  We'll see what happens when it comes to real work.

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aeb
May. 3rd, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
I look forward to hearing what you think of it when you've used it for a while. {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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