Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG
You know that 7048 is unofficial too, so you better go all the way back to 7000.
Hi there -- I think you misunderstood the point of the post
What I meant was that these "non public" builds might have all sorts of stuff in them (not necessarily malicious) which are there to address particular problems. This means that a later build might behave differently from an earlier build (could be driver
diagnostic debugging, limiting the amount of processor "threads", throttling back the throghput for diagnostic and performance analysis etc etc).
Some work really well (such as build 7022 and even better build 7048), some seem to run more sluggishly - not by a lot it must be said however (build 7057).
Since the RC1 is now just around the corner and there doesn't seem to be any extra stuff I need to test -- all my apps and hardware work (apart from a few legacy devices which didn't even work on VISTA (manufacturers have long since gone to "that great Factory in the Sky") -- which I run happily on a Windows XP Virtual Machine, I'm going to leave 7048 running until RC1 and let others play around with any newer builds until RC1.
Of course if some "Really Shattering" feature comes out --well that's another issue but the version of Windows 7 I'm running now (on 2 Machines) seems absolutely Rock solid.
I'll upgrade the rest of my network probably sometime this week -- I then will only have a Linux SUSE 11.1 server and a "Production daily work" XP PRO 64 bit machine which I'll wait until Windows 7 ships in Final before upgrading. (I may switch both these machines to a single Windows 2008 Server -- a long long time since I even thought of using Windows as a server but Windows 2008 server looks good as well -- a topic for another post).
BTW the last straw in Build 7057 was the horrible insipid pale blue logon background and the "girlie peace dove" on the screen. -- You know the one with "Lock this computer, Switch User, Logoff, Change a password etc on it.
The previous build with the bolder colours was much better.
When I came into my "Computer Lab" with a number of machines locked with the build 7057 screen on them I nearly felt sick. My machines are always automatically locked after 10 mins if no activity on them - group Policy.