I just started using 7 and installed 7100 because I wanted to go with something more official and something that would have more support from others who have already installed it.
I hear that the leaked RTMs cannot be activated or something which was another reason I just avoided going higher than 7100.
Anyhow. WOW I mean seriously this is impressive. I was expecting better than vista but the 7100 build for me is making XP pro look bad in more ways than one.
I am sure of one thing. This OS is smokin fast next to anything else I have used and not just fast as in boot time or file access but because it runs so fast and smooth doing work in it has been a real pleasant experience all around.
I noticed one big thing right off and that was the optical drive access times. XP was a real dog when it came to putting any kind of disc in. I always hated having to use anything that was on a DVD or CD because you put the disc in then wait forever for it to load. This is greatly improved in 7 and that alone makes me happy as hell.
Pretty much everything happens faster in this which was actually shocking.
I could go on all day and night about the visual experience this OS is a real work of art as far as the UI goes. And it does that while only using roughly 200mb more ram than XP did for me. Again impressive to say the least.
I also like the fact that I am not rushed to install a graphics driver
. I noticed that once I was on the desktop after the install I had no buggyness in the graphics. On XP you would get laggy blippy graphics dragging windows around on the desktop and scrolling through web pages. You also had rather limited resolutions until you installed some graphics drivers
. Again another fine point of 7.
I run dual monitors and was pleased to see them already set the way I wanted when I entered the desktop for the first time.
And so far the only issue with any software was windows messenger live formerly known as msn messenger. Awesome how microsoft software is the only thing giving me trouble on a microsoft OS. Laughable really. Looks like I will be stuck trying to access my messenger from a gadget or some other work around until they update.
Still things have been peachy so far and at this point I would waste no time throwing down $320.00 USD for a copy of ultimate.