Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:19 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 7 has been out and about for a while, the first balance sheets regarding its success start popping up. Consumer helpdesk firm iYogi surveyed 100000 of their customers, and the results of that test paint a relatively positive picture for Microsoft's latest operating system release - but one problem point sticks out like a big eye sore.
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RE[2]: Mac's & upgrades
by kvarbanov on Thu 17th Dec 2009 10:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Mac's & upgrades"
kvarbanov
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I totally agree with you, the upgrade has always been a pain for all OS vendors. Less with MACs maybe, as they have to support really small number of hardware configs, whereas Linix and Windows much more. As a matter of fact, I've had more success in upgrading Linux than Windows, but that's on a work machines. At home, unfortunately, I have to be a backup-paranoid and I can't trust MS as a vendor, although my hardware config is pretty straightforward and has nothing funky in it. Nevertheless, I switched from old PC with XP to a brand new box with 7 Ultimate on it. Even though I'm not the biggest MS fan, I have to admit that I was surprised with : the speed of the installation - around 15 minutes, and I was booted into my new 7 desktop. The installation itself is just a few simple clicks, nothing complicated - I don't think that the users are left with room for making errors - there's just no such place. However, I believe, the customizations from Vista and something from the hardware hits those 31%. Then, with totally no experience or habits from Vista, I just started playing and working with the new 7. To me, it's intuitive, fast and very user friendly. The ergonomic look and feel also has to be mentioned. I was able to find what I was looking for in seconds with no additional hassles. Nice job MS, people claim that Vista was bad, which I can't comment, but 7 is really good for me. 4 weeks operating with one single reboot due to software installations, RAM stays under 1G no matter what I do. I also have to say that I'm not deploying funky gadgets or themes, the default one works for me - I spent most of the time in the browser anyway. Last but not the least, I didn't have to install any drivers - everything is done by 7 - this is a big plus.

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