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    Windows 7 Beta 1 Screenshots

    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.

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    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???
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    According to an article I linked to in another thread, no. Windows7 IS Vista under the hood.

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    You installed ME...come on vista is not that bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post


    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?
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    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.

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    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!

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    Using Windows 8 Professional. 64bit with HP Photosmart 5510 printer Very useful site here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohgod View Post
    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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