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    Thanks. I should have spotted that since it was right above my post!

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    There's also a 2K8 R2 beta public download available to go with it (or not).

    And in the brave new world "All editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 are 64-bit only."

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    Got Win 7 Ultimate running on a couple of laptops now; it even chugs away quite happily on a 5 year old Tosh.

    Just out of interest, what AntiV are you using and are you using 3rd party firewalls, anti-malware, or are you just sticking with the disgrace that is Defender and Windows firewall?
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    Put AVG on it (and reported a small bug at the same time) and it's fine.

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    Having tested it out, I think it is better than vista although I prefer the 'bells & whistles' of OS X which still feels faster on the same hardware. Windows 7 windows management tools (Aero Peek etc) do not compare to Expose & Spaces.

    The out of the box experience is good compared to Windows XP, all drivers are picked up and Wireless networking configured almost seamlessly after a fresh install, fairly similar to OS X.

    In business terms I think Windows XP remains the windows version of choice for those who just want to get things done, ie run a few apps to do their job without requiring 4GB of ram and dual/quad processors.
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    In business terms I think Windows XP remains the windows version of choice for those who just want to get things done ie run a few apps to do their job without requiring 4GB of ram and dual/quad processors.
    Quite... and given the credit crunch I can see lots of folks Server/PC/Laptop life-cycles being stretched a little now, despite the shiny virtualization and remote desktop services stuff.

    Still those quad cores and that RAM will be cheaper by the time we get a mostly bug-free production Win 7. Vista is going to be the one everyone skips isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    Vista is going to be the one everyone skips isn't it.
    Yes i think your right there, around different place's there has been loads of feedback regards to windows 7 its completly different compared to when windows vista was released and everyone hated it!..

    Only time will tell.. runs fine on this spare laptop i have AMD Sempron 2gb Ram.

    I have been running the x64 on my Main PC for weeks now.. having gone back to XP yet

    James.

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    MS have scrapped the 2.5 million limit and instead will allow everyone to download for 2 weeks, however many copies that may be in circulation.

    Here?s where we stand - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog

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    A cool facility in the Remote Desktop client is you can shift the address bar to the left or right of the top of the screen (Forgive me if the previous versions do this and I've never noticed!)

    So now if I open a remote desktop from within a remote desktop the bars don't collide with each other all the time. Happy days

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    Following my previous post it wouldn't install for me under Parallels Desktop for Mac.

    GJE

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    Downloaded, Installed under VirtualBox with no problems apart from network drivers but same went for vista.

    As far as i can tell it is a nice improvement on Vista but think i will stick to linux until it it has been out for a year or so.

    Bar is far to big a babyish!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdermott View Post

    Bar is far to big a babyish!!!
    You can change the properties of it and make it smaller along with the hideously oversized desktop icons.

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    I wasn't sure I was going to like the super bar but after using it for a little while, I must say I think it is awesome. I love how when you are downloading something, the icon for IE has a green status bar that goes from the left to right as it is downloading. The jump lists for frequently accessed files and folders and the preview which when you hover over each preview makes the other windows transparent, handy if you have a lot of windows open and need to find what you are looking for

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    I cant get it to download properly it gets to 2.00gb of 2.43gb and then says its completed but it errors when you try and install of the iso.

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    Plays Xvid files natively apparently as well, about time to!

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