Well I've been using this for just over a week now at home - [ still got Vista on my beast at work ] and I have to say I just hate it.
First thing I wanted to do was change the stupid menu system to classic and MS have removed it. Silly ar$e$.
Just thinking about it I just hate everything and anything to do with computers in general at the moment - I am just sooooooooooooooooo bored with it all.
jamin100 (17th September 2009)
What's up with the new "Super" Bar?
If it makes you happy, you can display labels against the task bar items... I can't get my head around just icons...
I love the new taskbar! so much better once you get used to it ofcourse plus i get to just have most of my apps there! rather then it being clogged with long programme bars :P keeps me desktop free of shortcut's too.. hehe
as for the start menu, i used to like the classic start menu but to be honest you just learn to get used to it and its not that bad
Continue using Vista then, as it contains most of the benefit of Windows 7 while still retaining the Windows Classic theme.
Erm, Windows Classic is included in Windows 7?
Desktop>Right Click>Personalize>Scroll to the bottom>under Basic and High Contrast Themes>Windows Classic
then when it's applied:
Right click taskbar>tick 'use small icons'>apply
and you're done!
I'm enjoying it alright but the new taskbar is a nuisance on a laptop. Hovering over grouped icons with a trackpad is a nightmare. I do like it but the Start Search seems a lot slower than Vistas even after 3 weeks of use, all the new options that appear for control panel items is a nightmare with sentences coming up now explaining every option within a control panel which, for how quick start search is meant to be, is useless.
Pretty sure its all tweakable I thought using themes etc and disabling parts of aero.
BTW SC-UK, that is never a good alternative!
You could do as I do - My laptop has Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Dual Boot Best of both "Evils" in some views on here (or mine best and evil on the same box mwhahahaah)
I planned to get Windows 7 Professional... but after reading this I shall be sticking with Shista Business!
You're sticking with Vista on someone's brief rant? I'm speechless!
I've just had to ask someone how much better the RTM release of Windows 7 is over RC1, as running the latter, I've found it absolutely fantastical in speed, function and reliability. Apparently RTM is even more so, but will see when it drops on my doormat in a month.
The taskbar is a revelation as it means I can properly use the space available on my widescreen monitor.
I am however not a fan of the start menu. I've always been the first to go back to good ol' Classic in Vista/XP. But saying that, I've come to get along with it, mostly as I very rarely go anywhere near it.
Mostly thanks to the free Stardock Objectdock. Yeah, very Apple I know, but it works and saves time. Hides itself away (if you want it to), magnification or any other effect you want, blah blah.
Does the job.
I have to say, I really like Windows 7. I like the new style start menus also - I hate navigating for things, so just typing commands in there makes complete sense to me (it's like a mini console, and i like consoles).
Why would you update a system then complain that you can't make it look exactly like the old one? That's like buying a new Mondeo and saying you don't like it because it doesn't look like the old Mondeo...
I'm a big Linux fan, but Windows 7 is very nice.
Windows 7 - Love It Love IT LOVE IT!
dalsoth (17th September 2009)
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