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Windows 7 on the (Too) Fast Track

Is Microsoft moving too fast with Windows 7? That's the complaint coming from some members of the technical beta program. According to these folks, Microsoft isn't taking their feedback seriously, even when filed through their private beta tester feedback channels.

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Campy da Camper3138d ago (Edited 3138d ago )

This is surprising considering the consumer feedback on Vista? And I am not a Mac whore, I gripe about the same lack of product testing from them, too. I still wish I had a time machine and could go back to the day I decided to upgrade my ITunes 7.0.

IdleLeeSiuLung3138d ago

This should be one of the more stable releases though, since Windows 7 isn't radically different than Vista. More like a tweak.

urban bohemian3138d ago

It runs all new games exceptionally and with a bit of work around installing stuff under compatability mode it really is a faster and better performing OS even in the beta.

poindat3138d ago

This is why you wait a good long while after it is released to upgrade. Early adopters are always the ones to get shafted.

Campy da Camper3138d ago

But I go on that glimer of hope that proper testing was done by the devs. I hate that they dangle the carrot but punish those who go to take a bite. And outsourcing the call center to India just ads fuel to the fire. Trying to have a conversation with someone who doesn't speak english is the most frusteration thing ever. If I didn't give these companies my hard earned money then I cannot really gripe. But I have spent thousands on MS, Apple, Dell, etc products.

DJ3138d ago

This sort of thing doesn't surprise me. But since most people know that Windows 7 is really a tightened version of Vista, Microsoft needs to treat this as the most important product release in the company's history.

If Windows 7 doesn't take off and replace XP as the OS of choice for PC owners, they stand to lose a Lot of market share to Linux and Mac over the next four years.

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