Gentlemen and Ladies,
I am auditioning WIndows 7 BUILD 7000 and and also a WIndows 7_64bit (questions, regarding 64bit, I will leave to another post).
Although I have stacks of integrations, I am using a Sempron LE-1250 with 3 gig of RAM and a Gigabyte M61PME-S2P board for test purposes. I fully expect to replace my creaky XP office computer with this Windows 7 OS.
My first impression was a very unscientific "feel." Windows 7 felt nearly as solid as my Ubuntu platforms. I installed very little software to start, Outlook 2003 (it is my office cpu afterall) and AVG antivirus. Then, I auditioned the Media Player (a great deal of my computer usage is devoted to excerpting live musical performances and editing documentaries).
#1) Media Player 11 has a handy dandy picture adjustment. I can't find it on Media Player 12. I have downloaded plug-ins, but no "enhancement additions." 12 has beautiful codecs and magnificent sound, but I can't adjust the brightness, for example.
#2) This is embarrassing. Foxfire and Yahoo IM cause the platform to crash. OK, I took them off. But, alas, it has ceased operation twice since then. No prior warning, just off she goes, like I have a short on the mboard. Other OS's work, so there is not short. Is 7000 crashware? I have updated religously.
Any insight would be very much appreciated.