Ballmer Confirms Win7 Beta in the Wild

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HJB

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"The system felt very stable and responsible..." - thank goodness for that! I for one, *hate* irresponsible operating systems.
 

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"Some minor features, like Windows 7's Aero Shake feature, is still unfinished."
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"Some minor features, like Windows 7's Aero Shake feature, ARE still unfinished."
 

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Agreed the Vista SP2 umm I mean Windows 7 does feel ready. The only issue I found was that IE 8 included with the build is still unpredictable. I have run ino a number of issues running java. Otherwise it doesn't feel like a beta at all.

The differences with Vista are subtle. Which bring me to my point, is this worthy of being called a new OS? I don't think so, it's Vista optimized with an UI updates. More or less the same gig as 2000 to XP using many of the same tricks.
 
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I would want to see it's performance and response be compared to XP.
Imight skip windows 7 in all; since I still have an OEM XP CD laying around; and no need for a new OS, if it is not as responsive as XP.
 

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So is it safe to say that after seven years of waiting, Vista was the beta for Windows 7? Windows users have been beta testing. I just don't understand the mentality of someone that can have any hope remaining after 8+ years of waiting for a decent operating system. Mac's transition to a completely different architecture (x86) went much more smoothly. I used Mac OS X through the transition. I haven't had to wait for a new operating system. I used to live in denial when I was in the other camp. I know what it feels like. The audacity of hope - Obama.
 
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