Archive for May 2009
Okay, I know – quit with the Boston references already.
So that millions of other people I played with the beta and have done a clean RC install. First impressions?
- The beta felt fast but could be a bit rough. This has a fast feeling but it smoother than the beta.
- First glance a the backup tool shows that you can select what folders you want to back up under back options. The ‘hey dummy’ lack of options from Vista are gone.
- Themes. Windows 7 have several themes out of the box that not only have different visuals but sounds as well. At first I thought it was a bit corny, but after a few days with theme I really enjoy the break from normal.
- That darn humming bird. That’s right – login screen wall papers have the next iteration of the Win 7 theme. Yes – Windows 7 is faster – but a humming bird? We’ll see.
- IE 8 – it has the IE 8 final version at it’s smoking fast.
- TaskBar – icons are a bit more crowded but not too much.
- Haven’t played with XP mode beta yet. That’s part of the plan.
- As promised, UAC now demands a prompt.
Now we have fun. I won’t tackle the consumer question, but one thing that intrigues me is how does Win 7 fit in the Microsoft’s long term plans. That takes a bit of recent history. See you next post for that.