Windows 7 Review: You Can Quit Complaining Now - Gizmodo


"Could Windows 7 accomplish everything that's expected of it? Probably not, but it makes a damn good attempt. We've tested the gold master, the final version going out on October 22. Upgrade without trepidation, people. With excitement, even."


The 2nd part of their review can be find here:

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Zedux3210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )

Windows 7 is said to be MS's best ever OS but it doesn't mean it's any good! Stick to XP (64 bit) until they can prove the "upgrade" is worth! All MS's products only start falling apart after few months!

darkequitus3210d ago

Yeh Yeh Yeh, you supreme authority, you! /S

Blaze9293210d ago

I'm guessing he's a mac ;).

Anyway Windows 7 is full of win; been using it since the beta went public and I love it. Day 1 upgrade that's for sure. Microsoft has a nice OS on their hands and everything is just great.

Syronicus3210d ago

If I recall, there was a plethora of positive reports about Vista and look how that turned out. Don't get me wrong, I use Vista on my three rigs but come on, it is an OS full of douche-baggery. Hopefully 7 will be better and more of a true successor to XP.

dirthurts3210d ago

Why stick with XP? That doesn't make any sense at all. No Direct X 10, especially no DX11. Dated security, too many reboots when you install. Etc.
XP is very dated people. Your living in the past. I mean sure, if you have a slower computer it's your best bet. But modern hardware runs amazing on Vista. Even better on Windows 7.
This time around, it doesn't matter what "THEY" say. Everyone should have already tried this. That's why MS let everyone have the beta. They put up, so people would shut up. It shows, it's a great OS.

Syronicus3210d ago

So what department of MS do you work for? Just asking because I feel like I have just been "PR'd".

claney3210d ago

well most the vista hate just comes from people that are following the crowd cause they havent tried it or they have computers that dont meet the requirements

i am running vista atm and i dont have any problems with it, and after using it so long i cant even look at XP lol

Blaze9293210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )

Who cares what "they" say, why don't you just test it out for youself and stop talking out of absolutely 0 experience with Windows IS free to try you know...

kharma453210d ago

XP x64 is a pile of crap.

dirthurts3210d ago

I think I just said that... ha ha. But I agree anyway : )

JOLLY13210d ago

lets stick with the os that had less support than Windows ME

TheAntiFanboy3210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )

@1: They've already proven its worth. With a fantastic beta.

Elven63210d ago

All XP fans do realize 7 has the ability to fully emulate Windows XP SP3, right?

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Christopher3210d ago

XP is still the better option. It beats Windows 7 except in shut down (oh no, not when I'm walking away from my computer!) and in FPS (which is very slight).

The article itself is very unprofessional, IMHO, which automatically makes me ignore it.

TheAntiFanboy3210d ago

Yeah, XP beats them maybe because it was designed for decade-old computers with about a tenth of the processing power that modern computers have...?

Christopher3210d ago

Patch XP to be able to manage up to 32 Gigs of RAM like Vista/Win7 and... yeah... it will likely perform better. The issue isn't about hardware, it's the advancement of the software that takes up a lot more resources using the .NET framework and won't see similar speeds that we have currently with XP for a few years as we advance hardware pipelines to handle the amount of data needed.

tomdrum63210d ago

people who are stil with xp are living in the past. I had both running at home and vista was superior hands down. If your using xp hardware still then expect most new software / games / OS to struggle. Only computer iv ever had problems with vista, had a flat CMOs battery that was causing all the trouble. sly thing.

7 looks like a great improvement over vista, in terms of resources and responsivity in programs. Looks sick, and the taskbar looks really innovative in terms of interactivity with running programs.

-Mezzo-3210d ago

I am sticking with XP.

Vicophine3210d ago

I've upgraded to Windows 7.

DirectX11 ftw!

Hercules3210d ago

but like the guy said above, if you are using old hardware stick to windows, but if you with vista, then you need to upgrade to Win7 quick,asap,undale (i think lol) seriously i couldnt write a review on it..its too much to write about i wouldnt know where to start...but if i have rate it out of ten i will give it a 8 or 9, only because i am using the RTM version is is basically the same as the final product, but who knows...i will get in Feb, a month before this stops working and it should lower in price because of slow down

sak5003210d ago

I disagree.. I'm using it on both my customer built machine from recent past to machine i related to bedroom years ago.

Specs on custom built: Intel C2D E6600 @ 3.2Ghz, watercooled (gigabyte GA965DQ6 mobo /chassis/watercooling)2 x 1GB800mhz DDR2, prior to my joining Asus and recently installed Asus EA 4870x2 tri cooler 2gb vga. W7 works flawlessly and stabler than even my xppro..

The other is a acer aspire P4 2.4ghz, 1.5gb, 40gb 400mhz ddr1 system. It has improved teh overall performance of this machine as well. My GF now sits for hours on it playing stupid FB farm game.

I wish MS woul do something about the pricing of this and atleast giv the vista owners huge discount as vista ws a clusterfuk of problems.

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