Whenever Microsoft releases a new OS, I try to at least install it in a VM and poke around with it. With Windows 7 however, I jumped, both feet in and installed it on my laptop and desktop. The installation was quick and easy, on my desktop all the devices were recognized and on my laptop, I only needed to download two or three things from Dell. I still need one or two more for the laptop, but it seems to be functioning very well so far, and I’ve yet to figure out what the few devices that it didn’t recognize are. Maybe my smartcard reader… ???
There are a few features that I want to touch on in this review that make this OS a significant step after the relative fiasco with Vista. I wasn’t a Vista hater by any means, but the OS was pretty slow compared to XP, and the features it added tended to slow it down more. I still think Vista is an OK operating system, but Windows 7 is kicking butt so far.
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