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Sunday
Nov092008

Windows 7 Criticism

I’ve been on many sites reading blogs, and comments from people that keep saying that Windows 7 is a rip of of OS X, and that the new Taskbar is like the Dock in OS X, and that it’s going to suck. That Windows 7 has no chance in being a full Operating System, that it will be unstable. None of these comments are backed with any evidence of that, Windows 7 is not Windows Vista in any way whatsoever.

Windows Vista is an OS of controversy, and has been since it made its debut in January of 2007. Even before that the beta releases of Vista were awful, I remember RC 1 especially, nothing worked, all my drivers crapped out on me, and I was singing the Vista blues for a while. When the final product shipped I got it, and yeah I had problems with instability. It reminded me of Windows ME, and that was the worst I’ve used. However unlike Windows ME where I just went back to Windows 98 SE, I stuck with Vista.

Now its 2008 and we’re getting ready for a beta of Windows 7, an OS scheduled for release between 2009 and 2010 and already Mac fan boys, and girls, are pouncing on it like they know how it works. I like Macs, I like OS X, but OS X isn’t for everyone. I’ve used Windows since 3.1, and since then I have seen the good the bad and the ugly. And I know for a fact that Windows 7 is different from the rest. As I have stated before from what I’ve heard the M3 build runs like a Beta 2 build, and its stable.

You can’t say that Windows 7 is going to be a disaster, it hasn’t hit shelves yet. This idea that it will use more resources than Vista is unfounded.

Windows Vista was sort of thrown together, the technology that lies underneath in Vista has be tweaked in Windows 7. Using what Vista brought to the table Microsoft was able to build on it, and slim it down. The end result? An OS that is lighter, and uses less resources, and boots up much quicker that Vista. My advice is don’t talk about how bad something is going to work if you haven’t used it, or if it hasn’t even come out.

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