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Millenia
12-28-2008, 06:06 PM
Windows 7 Beta 1 has been released to someone (I don't actually know the full story), so here is some screenshots:

http://content.zdnet.com/2346-12554_22-256914-1.html

They claim that it's faster, but in a report a few months ago, it's supposedly the same speed as Vista.

borntoslow
12-29-2008, 10:49 AM
looks ok, similar to vista UI which is not a problem for me as i quite liked it.

big question though, does anyone know if the changed the way it handles memory???

drhowarddrfine
12-29-2008, 02:45 PM
According to an article I linked to in another thread, no. Windows7 IS Vista under the hood.

Fumigator
12-29-2008, 04:00 PM
http://i.zdnet.com/gallery/256975-480-360.png

Ahhhhh, now that's what I like to see.

I'll stick with my Windows 3.1, thank you very much.

Millenia
12-29-2008, 05:42 PM
According to an article I linked to in another thread, no. Windows7 IS Vista under the hood.

But haven't they sped up the front end? To trick stupid users into thinking it's faster?

drhowarddrfine
12-29-2008, 07:18 PM
lol. The article says the guy used all kinds of analyzers and found out it acted the same as Vista. Then Steve Ballmer himself said it is Vista "only better", whatever that means. Anything else must just wrap around the OS so what they've done there I don't know.

Millenia
12-29-2008, 07:25 PM
lol. The article says the guy used all kinds of analyzers and found out it acted the same as Vista. Then Steve Ballmer himself said it is Vista "only better", whatever that means. Anything else must just wrap around the OS so what they've done there I don't know.

Well from the screenshots we can determine one thing.
It is now uglier.
We don't need fancy analysers to notice that!

borntoslow
12-30-2008, 05:40 AM
lol. The article says the guy used all kinds of analyzers and found out it acted the same as Vista. Then Steve Ballmer himself said it is Vista "only better", whatever that means. Anything else must just wrap around the OS so what they've done there I don't know.


lol yeah, i bet his analyzers were booting up and counting how long it took.

Aradon
12-30-2008, 11:08 AM
That's fine if it's Vista only better. Vista right now isn't a horrible OS, just...different.

Honestly I think Vista will be like Windows ME by the end of it. We'll all remember it in the past and laugh that we ever installed it.

borntoslow
12-30-2008, 12:18 PM
You installed ME...come on vista is not that bad...

jerry62704
12-30-2008, 04:46 PM
http://i.zdnet.com/gallery/256975-480-360.png

Ahhhhh, now that's what I like to see.

I'll stick with my Windows 3.1, thank you very much.

3.1 is already out? Can I upgrade from my 3.0?

Fumigator
12-30-2008, 07:06 PM
Yes but you may have IRQ conflicts you'll need to work out. And Wordperfect 5.1 will still work better in DOS than in a window.

effpeetee
01-20-2009, 10:13 AM
Well I'm using Windows 7 - 64 bit and it seems better than Vista to me, even in beta.

I bought Vista Home premium, Business and Ultimate. Thus far I'd rather have Windows 7.
It's much less intrusive.
As to beauty, that surely is in the eye of the beholder.
Some of the sites that I have seen on this forum have been horrible to me, although they are probably the 'Cat's whiskers' to the designer. They can't all be brilliant like me!

Frank

ohgod
01-20-2009, 09:33 PM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/windows_7.png

spriggza
01-21-2009, 01:12 AM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/windows_7.png

hilarious, one of the funniest thing i have seen i a while.

W7 seems to look a fair bit like Vista i hope it doesn't work like vista



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