Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Jan 2009 21:39 UTC
Windows When we reviewed the Windows 7 beta, we did so on a standard desktop machine. However, the big thing in hardware right now is not the desktop, but the netbook segment. Since Microsoft claims that Windows 7 is geared towards netbooks, I decided to give the beta a go on my trusty Acer Aspire One. Read on for installation instructions if you don't own an external DVD drive, and a few very short first impressions.
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Get their act together?
by abdavidson on Mon 19th Jan 2009 04:54 UTC
abdavidson
Member since:
2005-07-06

Think you're being ridiculous to tell a company to get its act together because they have a non-optimal driver for a beta release. That is all.

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RE: Get their act together?
by REM2000 on Mon 19th Jan 2009 09:37 in reply to "Get their act together?"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

I think the main reason that nVidia's driver quaility was called into question even on a beta product is that the release of drivers for Vista was a shambles from nVidia. Im a big fan of the cards but when they have had a beta product (Vista) for so long and still release drivers which had poor performance and would BSOD a computer on RTM then they was seriously lazy.

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RE[2]: Get their act together?
by lemur2 on Mon 19th Jan 2009 09:48 in reply to "RE: Get their act together?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I think the main reason that nVidia's driver quaility was called into question even on a beta product is that the release of drivers for Vista was a shambles from nVidia. Im a big fan of the cards but when they have had a beta product (Vista) for so long and still release drivers which had poor performance and would BSOD a computer on RTM then they was seriously lazy.


In the same timeframe (early 2007) as their problem with Vista drivers, nVidia also had a huge performance problem with their driver for Linux. This problem has only just recently been fixed. The Vista problem, at least, was fixed within a couple of months.

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