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    Arrow Windows7..What do you think?

    So since the release of Windows 7 BETA build 6801 i have had a small amount of time to play around with it.

    I must say i do like it quite alot, some really nice new technical features and front end GUI / ease of use features.

    What do you guys think?

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    Its what Vista should have been IMO.

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    I see Vista as public BETA for 7 perhaps ..?
    Last edited by ChrisH; 20th November 2008 at 10:39 AM.

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    Pretty much, Windows 7 benefits from being based on Vista and using the same drivers effectivly having almost three years to mature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartWhite View Post
    I see Vista as public BETA for 7 perhaps ..?






    Fixed
    Last edited by ChrisH; 20th November 2008 at 10:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterW View Post
    Pretty much, Windows 7 benefits from being based on Vista and using the same drivers effectivly having almost three years to mature.
    Agree completely!

    I do like the Aero Shake feature..I'm going to run it up stand alone as opposed to a VM image later

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    Warning!! Windows 7 love-in alert!

    I really don't see what the fuss is about......it looks like Vista, it smells like Vista, it's Vista R2 but the marketing dept. wisely want to emphasise it as something 'new'.

    IS there much that's really new and improved and different, it just appears to be a case of modifying the stuff about Vista that pi££ed people off, while retaining the bloated look and feel and all important driver compatability....
    that'll convince the enterprise to ditch windows 2000/XP..
    where's the innovation ? Windows 7 is just windows vista after-sales.

    ZFS read/write support alone in the OSX 10.6 is far more interesting than anything Microsoft will announce about Windows 7 in the next 12 months.

    More details on Windows 2008 R2 equals interesting...particularly if it relates to hyper-v and server core, Windows 7 news equals

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartWhite View Post
    I see Vista as public BETA for 7 perhaps ..?
    @chrisH - so your going around editing typos now are you ?

    You'd be perfect for a job in a council somewhere dishing out fines for wheelie bins facing the wrong way or some such daftness.

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    Not overly bothered but how do I go about getting the Beta?

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    I'll wait for the finished one before casting judgement, as my main issue with Vista is its poor performance, and you not going to see its true performance in beta's.

    All i want is the performance of XP, clean interface of XP, LESS Wizards and "You've moved the mouse, are you sure you want to move the mouse" style treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    Not overly bothered but how do I go about getting the Beta?
    ^^ How do we go about getting it? Been cruising the web for a bit but can't find anything...?

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    If it looks like Vista and feels like Vista then Mr. Average who shelled out £££ on a Vista upgrade won't buy 7 unless it's free \ ridiculously cheap... that alone is a big problem for MS.

    As for businesses... guess the question remains "what does it do better than what we've got?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver_hippo View Post
    ^^ How do we go about getting it? Been cruising the web for a bit but can't find anything...?
    This is getting very close to being against forum rules as it is not technically legal but I would suggest appending the words "torrent bay" to your search for windows 7. This should yield promising results.

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    [Whisper] Windows 7 BETA 1 build 7000 is now available.. [/Whisper]

    Anyway, yh i have been running Pre-Beta Build 6956 on my main computer at home, and i must say its looking very promising.. if M$ keep this up they might actually do very well this time.. but we shall see.

    oh and it installed all my drivers for me.. which was a shock!... as Win Vista didn't do that.
    Last edited by EduTech; 28th December 2008 at 10:15 PM.

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    I've been running the PDC 2008 copy on my primary desktop, but I am just about to install Beta 1. To describe it in one word - fantastic.

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