Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2009 07:16 UTC
Windows Even though the Windows 7 beta had been available on piracy networks for a while now, it still hadn't been officially released. During his pre-show keynote at CES, Steve Ballmer officially launched the Windows 7 beta onto the world via TechNet, MSDN, and Connect. It will become available to the general public this Friday.
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RE: It's all BS
by sukru on Thu 8th Jan 2009 15:20 UTC in reply to "It's all BS"
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It could be the video drivers not optimized for the new version, yet. It had also happened with Vista, which had terrible gaming performance at the time of release.

Give it enough time, and it will catch up eventually.

Additionally, boot times may be machine dependent, but all the benchmarks I've seen, and my own experience tells Windows 7 boots faster than both XP and Vista.

Edited 2009-01-08 15:21 UTC

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RE[2]: It's all BS
by SlackerJack on Thu 8th Jan 2009 15:37 in reply to "RE: It's all BS"
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I just think thats a the usual excuse, Windows 7 is'nt that much different from Vista unlike Vista was to XP. If graphics manufactures are on the ball you should have just as good performance as Vista.

It's true that debug will provide a overhead but not as much as people claim, Windows 7 won't magically give you a extra 30fps(if it does it's more than lightly directx not the OS itself).

Edited 2009-01-08 15:38 UTC

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