Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2009 17:46 UTC, submitted by Richard
Windows Let's combine the two most popular topics on the internet today into one: Windows 7 on netbooks. Microsoft has already confirmed that it will ship a version of Windows 7 designed for netbooks, the popular small laptops that appear to be the only bright spot in an otherwise abysmal PC industry climate. However, with various reports indicating that Windows 7 already runs fine on netbooks, this raises the question: what exactly is Microsoft planning?
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RE: I tried..
by coolvibe on Tue 27th Jan 2009 07:27 UTC in reply to "I tried.."
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What do you want? It's a beta. Microsoft also warns that it could be quirky. I've had Windows 7 on my Dell notebook for a while. Yes it flaked out in the end. I shrugged and put Ubuntu back on. But I did get to play with the feature set and the OS for a bit to see what all the fuss was about, and that was my goal, and incidentally also MS's goal.

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RE[2]: I tried..
by lqsh on Tue 27th Jan 2009 14:15 in reply to "RE: I tried.."
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After reading all the claims about how fast and stable Windows 7 beta is, I was hoping to experience that.

I eagerly ran out to buy Vista and was sorely disappointed.

I'm just trying to have a little faith in Microsoft, but it''s very hard to do.

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RE[3]: I tried..
by suryad on Tue 27th Jan 2009 19:04 in reply to "RE[2]: I tried.."
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haha you have to realize that not everyone's experience is going to be the same. Also laptops are notoriously bad in terms of drivers etc etc and their little hardware that are so annoying to get to work right.

Also like the other poster already said its a beta so take it with a large grain of salt. I would have honestly run it in a VM first before making it my main OS.

Also if you ran out and bought Vista, well I am sorry but thats your own fault mate because I think every story on the internet about that OS was about how big of a steaming pile of turd that OS actually is though now I must say its gotten a lot better.

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