January 14, 2009 at 8:42 pm #160606BritmanMember
JKK has made a video review of Windows 7 on 3 netbooks.
He seems rather impressed, also mentions that win7 uses the hyper threading of the atom much better then XPJanuary 15, 2009 at 9:58 am #17983071notoutMember
I got an email from my friend who in turn got it from his MS rep – interesting reading:
However, Windows 7 Beta is now available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx
Internally, Microsoft folk are pretty excited about it â€“ as feedback is that it feels faster than Vista â€“ particularly on low spec machines. (Apparently, it goes like the clappers on Netbooks â€“ most notably the Samsung NC10 â€“ I guess because it has a HAL that is optimised for the Intel Atom).
This is not just a business issue – so if there are any â€œpioneersâ€ amongst you who feel like running it on the home PC, I donâ€™t think you will be disappointed.
The beta ISO that you can download will not allow an in place upgrade from XP (that might change in the RTM version) but an in place upgrade works well in Vista or, if you shrink the Vista volume to free up space, Windows 7 has its own boot loader and will create a dual boot (Vista/Win7) system. Particularly handy â€“ if you have Vista Media Centre, want to give Win7 a spin, but donâ€™t want to vent the wrath of the family by interrupting a recording of Celebrity Big Brother or something ….January 15, 2009 at 10:08 am #179828scientistMember
Doesn’t this belong in the existing Windows 7 thread?January 15, 2009 at 10:44 am #179827jezMember
Doesn’t this belong in the existing Windows 7 thread?
I think we need to break Win7 chat up a little. In the forum reorganisation that is happening soon I will prob divide the OS section up a bit to encourage splitting up into more topics. Having one thread makes it very hard to pick out a specific bit of information.January 15, 2009 at 11:57 am #179831TJ_1984Member
Installed Windows 7, verdict below:
Impressed. It seems to be Vista running like XP / 2000 should. The atom gives it enough punch to run things like it should. Caution: I tried with the 1GB Ram before reinstalling the 2GB. I found a noticeable difference in boot speeds and software speed. However, Windows 7 did identify this and reset the settings for appearance etc adequately to make it usable.
Not to fussed about the looks of Windows 7 as basically it remains Vista, I do suggest making the start menu icons small though.
Loving it at the moment!January 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm #179829lucynethelMember
I have it on mine and find it quicker on this netbook than my desktop. Stunned that I vastly prefer it over XP actually.
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