Windows 7 Beta 1 (7000) First Impressions:
I just finished installing (and configuring) the new OS.
Time from wipe of Vista hard drive to now: 2 hours
I installed the bare necessities for me. Microsoft office (yes, that "xp" version I bought years ago still works), printer, and the all important Crackberry, uh, Blackberry software. Everything installed just fine. (Although Windows 7 dinged me on my WEI score, which won't be discussed here
). With only one exception, after installing Office XP, Windows 7 placed a non-descript folder icon on the desktop, no label, just a folder icon. I promptly placed it into the bit bucket, and I got a warning message that maybe I shouldn't delete it. I can't check it's properties, it's just an unlabeled folder on my desktop.
I recovered all my email and browser settings (lost the cookies tho....).
Other than that, everything went smoothly. The system seems "snappier" probably 'cause I haven't loaded it down with, uh, stuff.
Overall I give Windows 7 two thumbs up
. Even in beta, Microsoft seems to be headed in the right direction.
Now (you hear knuckles crack'n) time to get under the hood and see what's tick'n.
I'll see you out there!