The Windows 7 Operating System has improvements over Windows Vista which include more granular tuning of User Account Control (UAC) security prompts, a reduced memory footprint and improved performance on less powerful systems. But will the “Ribbonization” of the new user interface created by Steven Sinofsky’s design team put users off? (Illustration by Zack Whittaker, design concept by Jason Perlow)
Over the last week or so, a number of us on the site have been talking about the Windows 7 beta, at least those of us who have had preliminary access to the code and have been able to work with the software for a short period of time. My colleagues have all had a number of things to say about it. Resident PC expert Adrian Kingsley-Hughes doesn’t have a definitive answer yet as to overall performance relative to Vista or XP but likes some of the new self-healing capabilities, and like me finds a number of UI issues annoying and too many things have changed or moved since XP. Ed Bott likes the fact that the OS is customizable, that they’ve eliminated a number of stupid Vista UI anomalies, and the improved UI can be tweaked by a willing power user six days from Sunday.
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