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Windows 7: Release Candidate in May

26 Mar 2009   #1
unisol

 
Release Candidate in May

Read online about Windows 7 RC. I assume that means release candidate. I wonder if I should try it when it comes out in May. I hate using skins for programs or programs that imitate an upcoming OS. It's not the same and you don't appreciate it as much. Whether it is transformation pack or WindowBlinds it feels fake. WindowBlinds have great skins that works for current OSs. That's cool. Hopefully Win 7, RC or whatever will come soon. If not I'll either use WindowBlinds - Vista version and skin or i'll stick with Vista now. And just wait!

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26 Mar 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Skins can never give you what the new OS can, it's only skin deep (pun fully intended)
There are so many other changes under the hood in Windows 7 that while it is built on the Vista kernel, there are enough differences (other than visual) that you should definitely try it. I'm surprised you haven't grabbed the Beta builds yet just to see what it's like.

To me using a skin to make an old OS LOOK like something else is like putting a Ferrari hood sticker on a Ford Pinto and thinking it's cool...
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28 Mar 2009   #3
unisol

 

Yup, Chappy, you are right, skins are just skin deep. They can't compete with OSs unless you use current gen skins for current gen OSs. I guess I am jumping the gun. I just want to see Win 7 out this year, maybe by August. I am hearing conflicting stories. I tried to get Win Media Player 12 to work on my Vista but couldn't. I tried copying the folder and .dll files but I kept getting dialog boxes so I gave up. Too much trouble. Guess I'll wait from now on.


Thanks.
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28 Mar 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm hoping it's out for the return to school in August (at least no later).
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28 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

RC is already out and leaked to the web.

7057 is it's build.

Windows 7 Build 7057 RC1 On Torrents ~ The Blade by Ron Schenone, MVP

Kind regards,

CatFish
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28 Mar 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Okay ...... as posted

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Hello Rob,
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I’m looking forward to testing the RC build when it becomes available legally
If you're downloading different builds, via torrents, then you can't actually help with "feed back", can you?
Please let me know if I'm wrong here.
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29 Mar 2009   #7

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

dream a little dream ... is all i can say as far as the may RC timeline.... just like a movie or a good game, once it gets pushed back once, look for it to happen again
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29 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

No matter how much you skin xp or vista your still using a 10 year old os or a flakey and slow os. Win 7 does really beat both them hands down. So no matter how much you skin old os's, you miss out on new innovations.
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29 Mar 2009   #9

 
 

There is no substitute for a decent OS. I've used WindowBlinds quite often & it's a great package but it will never have the functionality & updates of a current OS.

Build 7057 & above are all RC's & the 'Final' RC is due sometime in May (watch out for updates, as Digger states it has a habbit of being pushed back).
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29 Mar 2009   #10

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
No matter how much you skin xp or vista your still using a 10 year old os or a flakey and slow os. Win 7 does really beat both them hands down. So no matter how much you skin old os's, you miss out on new innovations.
I somewhat agree there swarf... you do miss out on innovations... but a clean xp vs a clean 7 i see maybe a minimal performance gradient with the two, very minimal. I will say that with XP the more you put on it the slower it gets. whether the difference is in registry or fetch i'm not certain. The memory load or "leak" is better with Windows 7 over a long uptime i will say also. And i have tended to load up on 7, be it space or things in use like programs and gadgets etc... vista... well... "ha"

as far as skinning... thats really not what i'm after in an OS, its just a nice eyecandy thing for me to play with when i actually get some spare time to play around with 7. I want stability, feasability, and useability along with being able to configure and customize the way i want it.... like a cheeseburger... i may not get all the onions, lettuce and tomatoes with it, but i can decide whether or not i want ketchup, mayo or mustard on it. I hate a plain cheeseburger
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