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Offline VE6JHC

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Windows 7
« on: February 23, 2009, 05:10:57 PM »
I have been running Windows 7 on a couple of machines for the past month. I first started out running them in a VM then ended up just installing them as I was quite please with the early results of my VM testing. My early thoughts are...Very Vista like...more like a Vista lite with a service pack that a new OS.

- Boots to the desk top and uses less then 500 MB of Ram (same system with Vista takes 1.2 GB  of Ram to boot to the desktop)
- I like the startup slash screen :-)
-Bitlocker now protects removable devices but I use TrueCrypt so its not really a feature for me.

- Lame Maclike Dock. Default view makes it hard to tell if it is an app or a data file or what it is. Maybe this will get better once I get used to it.

As far as speed goes...seems about the same as a Vista SP1 box on apps etc but it does feel snappier just clicking around and copying files etc...could be the extra ram available.

Just my early thoughts.
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 08:33:48 PM »
I agree, Windows 7 was what Vista was supposed to be, although I don`t have it installed on any of my machines at the moment, I did use windows 7 for a while, but the one thing that wasn`t so hot was that punkbuster didn`t recognize it as a valid OS yet so i couldn`t play any online games at all