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  • I subscribed to their feed, I’m really curious about what’s going to get out of this blog. Nice find buddy!

  • Yeah, Vista didn’t exactly left me in awe waiting for their next masterpiece so hard info would be nice. :)

  • The DataRat

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    Well, it’s 15 months after this article, and Windows 7
    is now on sale.

    It ain’t revolutionary. It’s evolutionary. And those
    describing it as “Vista II” aren’t far wrong !

    Two of my three PC’s are Vista machines. ( The other one
    -the netbook- is XP. ) I’m perfectly happy with Vista,
    and believe it’s been heavily slandered by columnists
    with an ax to grind with Microsoft. [ But, hey, I liked
    Windows ME much better than Windows 98 SE ! ]

    In particular, Windows Explorer was greatly improved in
    Vista. I do a ~lot~ of file management, and the meliorated
    Windows Explorer in Vista is much appreciated.

    Vista had quite a few driver problems in it’s first year.
    Plus, you can’t expect Vista to run on an ancient PC.
    The same, though, is largely true with ~any~ new operating
    system. The rabid hate for Vista in the tech media was all
    out of proportion.

    Only objection I might have to Win 7 being that Microsoft
    got rid of Quick Launch. You can pin shortcuts to the taskbar,
    but there’s no discrete Quick Launch anymore. PC Magazine has
    a hack to get Quick Launch back into Win 7…

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2339493,00.asp

    …yet I don’t know whether, or how well, it works.

    Also the Win 7 taskbar list of running applications is now
    entirely graphical (as in the Mac). Not certain whether I’ll
    like that better than Vista’s and XP’s combination of a label
    with small icon.

    Win 7 Aero “Peek” sounds over-hyped. Have to wait and see if
    it’s that big of a deal.

    The most exciting thing in my opinion about Win 7 is that it’s
    optimized for multi-core processors. Dual and quad CPU’s won’t
    have full benefit until individual applications are optimized
    for multi-core. The operating system at least being optimized,
    though, represents a good start.

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    The DataRat

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  • @DataRat

    My problem with Vista is that it brought plenty of issues but none of new nice and interesting (to me) things.

    In the beginning a lot of pro-Vista people online started with mumble and bogus overhyped features like ReadyBoost when asked directly how exactly Vista is better.

    Anyway good or not it is a fact that it was safe to skip and many did just that.

    PS Windows ME ? Seriously? It crashed more often than cat asked for food. :)

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