Windows 7 Beta first impressions

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I downloaded and installed Windows 7 Beta on my Ubuntu desktop (Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM) using VirtualBox. I gave it 1 GB of RAM. The install went smoothly and I am quite happy with the results. I haven’t used Vista much but I have heard that it is quite sluggish. Windows 7 Beta is quite responsive and is very pleasing to the eye.

Microsoft has done a good job. However, the fact remains that it released a product (Vista) and waited for a couple of years for Moore’s law to catch up and make it look good.

About Babu Srinivasan

My interests are in computer security, cryptography, functional programming and general aviation. I occasionally write articles on these and other topics in my blog.

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