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Windows 7: Win 7 thoughts.

08 Jun 2009   #1
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Win 7 thoughts.

Just installed Win7 RC yesterday and must say that I'm enjoying using it a lot more than when I first installed Vista (SP1). There aren't any annoying little bugs in the GUI and windows explorer is set out really well. I especially like the new user directory working with the libraries and sub folders. It's just easier to understand and navigate with said library folders in the left hand panel rather than the complete folder list.

It's alot faster than Vista and installed very quickly.

The start menu, task bar and notification area are all totally configurable, which is great. Having a start menu where you can have everything or nothing, fantastic. I also love the way you can move opened programs along the task bar into whatever position you like. After being able to do this on Linux for so long, I really wanted MS to have this feature as well.. and now there it is :-)

As with Vista, MS has opted out of a real time network lights indicator in the notification area, why? Aside from a network gadget or looking at your modem lights... It was just a good idea in Xp that should have continued IMO.

Only one program issue so far... VLC won't play back smooth .avi's without windows turning aero off, the OS turns it back on though as soon as you close VLC.

All in all I'm really looking forward to win 7 being released. I'll be one of the first to buy it. :-)


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08 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

elbeasto
What version of windows (32 or 64). Upgrade or clean install, what version of VLC, etc. PS, we might be able to help more if you filled in the my system specs in control panel

Ken
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08 Jun 2009   #3
elbeasto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
elbeasto
What version of windows (32 or 64). Upgrade or clean install, what version of VLC, etc. PS, we might be able to help more if you filled in the my system specs in control panel

Ken
I wasn't really that concerned with help for the VLC issue, more just a general first impressions post.. but since you offered

Clean install of win 7 x64 RC, (build 7100).

...Filling in system specs...
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