Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Apr 2009 23:44 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows It's something lots of people here on OSNews have been waiting for. It's something we've talked about, something we've theorised about, and something we've declared as the future for Windows' backwards compatibility - and now it's here, and official. Over a month ago, Microsoft bloggers Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have been briefed by Microsoft on a technology for Windows 7 called Windows XP Mode. Available as a free download for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate users, it's a fully integrated and licensed copy of Windows XP SP3 in a VirtualPC-based environment, with full "coherence" support. In other words, it's Microsoft's variant of Apple's Classic environment, and it's coming to Windows 7, for free. Near-instant update: The Windows 7 RC will indeed be available publicly on May 5. TechNet/MSDN will get it April 30.
Thread beginning with comment 360554
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Still worse than XP...
by kaiwai on Sun 26th Apr 2009 03:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Still worse than XP..."
Member since:

I still prefer WindowsXP over WinVista even though I have a quick machine with 8 gigs of ram. I rather run XP with 3 gigs of ram than use Vista with 8. I just had so many bad experiences with it. Most important reason is, that XP still feels a lot snappier and faster.

So let me get this staight, you are basing your assessment of Windows 7 on Windows Vista even though there have been reports after reports, articles after articles showing a dramatic decrease in memory usage, improvement in performance over Windows XP on the same hardware. So rather than looking at facts you resort to lying to justify your decision - interesting to see that honesty is a rare commodity on this forum.

Reply Parent Score: 2