[citation][nom]andboomer[/nom]Perhaps one day we'll find out if the sky is blue.[/citation]Sometimes it's black with white specs, gray and spitting water, and sometimes even red! The sky's color is a very fickle thing.
Glad to see the numbers and Vista comparisons. Any chance of getting them compared to XP in an article?
To me it speaks more to the good marketing around Windows 7 and (as those here probably already know) marketing and reviews around Vista sucked. Windows 7 is definitely improved over Windows Vista, but they still make Vista out to be horrible when it isn't.
I hope to see decent review of Windows 7 and benchmarks against XP / XP-64bit - I think we can forget about Vista now. I like eye-candies of Win7 and DirectX11, but not sure if its faster that my good old XP. And I truly hate DRM which is designed not for user, but against user.
For all the bad about Vista, well, it really wasn't that bad in my opinion. I liked it more than XP, i.e. flashier UI. However, W7 is much better in terms of how "smooth" it feels and it's somewhat improved UI.
Although I had a few issues with the Win7 RC1 download, the shipping product has corrected them. So I'm quite happy with it, although I liked Vista too. And special kudos to MS for giving us free basic security software as well.
the reason why windows is doing better this time around is because they had the public test the beta versions, since most of the bugs were worked out. win7 is a much better product and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. thumbs up to MS.
[citation][nom]NeBuN[/nom]...they had the public test the beta versions...[/citation]
The public got to test the Vista beta versions too, it's just that they put a limit on how many downloads were available. Win7 they just kept it open with no limit on downloads and a long period of time that it could be downloaded in
Better marketing, for the most part, better OS, and fewer issues at launch than Vista. Vista over promised, under delivered, and was late because they spent so much time trying to do an ME and patch XP rather than rewriting years of bad code, which is what they finally had to do in the end. Even so Vista served as the basis of Win7 and I hope that MS goes forward with good software writing practices, at the very least in their OS anyway.