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Finally - Windows 7

Posted by pnoy

Microsoft released on October 22 their ever awaited OS, Windows 7. Since it's beta release in January, the RC (Release Candidate) and RTM (Release to Manufacturing) versions, the OS finally hit the shelves. It even surpassed the Harry Potter record for pre-order sales in UK. No doubt this is the most anticipated OS ever produced by Microsoft.

Here's the link to some of the Windows 7 Videos to explore about its new features. I haven't got my own but I had first hand experience using the product in my office. We are utilizing it's Windows XP mode to run our work applicatons/programs. As expected, it fared well enough compared to Windows XP. Applications run faster and smoothly. One thing catched my attention, after I installed of the programs we are using on our daily task, the marker on tray keeps showing some warnings. I found out that it's running on low memory. Compared to the Windows XP system, we've been using it just fine without any errors or warnings. This only concludes that if you plan on upgrading your OS to Windows 7 with the same hardware, be generous enough to add enough RAM, not just the recommended, in order to get optimum performance of the OS.

There are a lot more things to discover from Windows 7. It is best to take steps in preparing yourself about the OS by visiting the Microsoft.com site to see more highlights of the system. If you're more of a techie, you may visit www.talkingaboutwindows.com to hear from engineers responsible for development of Windows 7 or maybe join forums here

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4 comments:

Andrew said...

With regards to your comments concerning Windows 7 and the RAM side of things; all MS operating systems will perform better with more memory as will Linux or anything else.

I would not run any MS operating system with under 4Gb of memory. Although Windows 7 is touted as "better tuned" than Vista, I found that Vista ran well on 4Gb as well. The time honoured saying of add more RAM to speed up your computer is still true!

pnoy said...

@Andrew: True, adding more RAM really does tricks fast, especially on Windows OS. I haven't installed Ubuntu but tried it and Linux, it does pretty good for me. However I've read also that Windows 7 doesn't cost you much in terms of your resources, I am not yet sure what are they referring to but this doesn't hold true for me for the RAM, well maybe not yet.

Diff.Thinkr said...

Well, maybe more ram would be better.But windows 7 ultimate x64 certainly works with a one GB ram .

hitesh rawat said...

well windows 7 is better than Vista......vista sucks....it's really slow.....u need atleast 4GB of RAM for it to work faster.........and i have only 2GB in my home lappy.......i'm using XP and will try to get a upgrade to windows 7....

although i have used....windows 7 on virtual machine.....

i'm also waiting for the new version of MS office.....cause the 07 version also sucks.....

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