Only issues I have seen so far with 7 were down to drivers on my GFs 1.3 Atom Dell with 1Gb Ram.
Latest drivers and it was fine altho just a noticable bit slower. So I say once driver support is up to 100% it will be great.
7 is indeed wonderful... personally I've not had a problem on a range of machines.
Other lovers of 7 can be found at Microsoft UK Schools News Blog : What is it like to be one of the first schools using Windows 7
We have three rooms of P4s with 512Mb RAM and they seem fine in fact they're quite quick. How much RAM do you need for Office, IE and Paint.net?IMHO, anyone with machines out there with 512MB RAM on a school network is looking for trouble.
I tried putting windows 7 on a Fujitsu Siemens laptop over the weekend which is a year old, and the wireless card isn't compatible with windows 7. I have also put windows 7 on a 4 year old laptop and it works perfect. Wouldn't you have thought it would have been the other way around?
IMHO there is more to it than just type of processor and amount of RAM. A combination that is 'fast enough' for one user could easily be dog slow for the next. I tend to err on the side of causion. I'm aming for 1Gb min Ram on all machines regardless and my current min spec for new is Dual core Core2/Athlon X2 with 2Gb Ram. Although I'm tempted to move to 4Gb Ram as a min new.
On a positive note, Asus have release the W7 RTM drivers for my Xonar 1.3 Slim HD audio card. Now I can actually install it!!
bit-tech.net | Review - Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Slim Review
Now for some full on DolbyHD and DTS-HD from my media PCs Blu-Ray and HDDVD combo drive!
I've had it on machines at home since the Beta phase and it's lightning compared to my gaming PC with Vista on that's for sure.
Just replaced my work XP SP3 install with 7 Enterprise x64 so we shall see what happens... as it stands it's running like greased lightning atm, 4GB RAM (doubled up from before as my 20 odd Photoshop documents, 40 internet tabs over 2 browsers and 10 Explorer windows really took its toll!)
Our minimum spec is 2GB RAM \ Core2Duo, slowest machine is Athlon64 3200 \ 2GB RAM; wouldn't dream of running a machine with 512MB now especially if you're using Office 2007 etc
Using the latest version of Paint.net, XP SP3 and Office 2003 SP3 so as I say 512Mb is fine. These machines will never see Vista or Office 2007 they might see Open Office though.
Well I think it's KAK - I'm going back to:
LOL - let us know how you get on with that
May even take the plunge and re-install:
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