Cnet: Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional) Review

The good: Strong design and Microsoft don't always go together, but they do in Windows 7. Users might take a while to get used to the new taskbar and Aero Peek, but they're a pleasure to use.

The bad: Performance is still hit-or-miss in Windows 7. At the ripe age of seven, Windows XP still performs better in some categories.

The bottom line: Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needs to go and they went there. How much damage did Vista do and is Windows 7 enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.

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Elven63417d ago

I can't wait for Windows 7!

phosphor1123417d ago

I liked the RC version, though there were lots of people with high end computers that had trouble running Win 7 RC1 with ease. It had a problem (glitch/bug or something) that would make it take literally 30 minutes to boot up Win 7 if you had 4 or more gigs of ram and a vid card that is 512mb or more at the same time. I was trying to get it to work on my brothers new computer the other day, read up on it, and people said, they took out enough memory to get it under 4 gigs, and it would work. Guess what, it did. Hopefully that's fixed by now lol.

lord_of_balrogs3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

Im gonna get myself a laptop next may. PC for me, I really don't like the macbook or the mac tax. Windows 7 looks like a really great OS.

Major_Tom3417d ago

I'm already using it, it's great.

GWAVE3417d ago

I'm not trolling, but we have to remember that Vista received plenty of stunning reviews very early on.

And then the public actually used it...

SaberEdge3417d ago

Windows 7 is awesome. This is the best OS they've ever made.

evrfighter3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

@ Gwave, except for the fact that most of the people your replying to (me included) have already tested it and love it.

Unlike Vista, 7 isn't a memory hog.

I think I'll be going with the 64 bit version of 7.

verb3k3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

Why would someone switch to an all-sluggish ram-hogging piece of bloatware.

doshey3417d ago

dude vista is a all-sluggish ram-hogging piece of bloatware, W7 aint even close to that, i love W7 the day installed it, and before i had been using xp sense it had came till may W7 is great

whoelse3417d ago

And the performance is only going to get better with each service pack.

And I love the taskbar. Yes it's more Mac like but maybe that's a good thing.

na2ru13417d ago

I love Vista. It has much more navigational flexibility compared to XP. I have 4 GB ram laptop. But when I installed it on my old 1gb ram PC, weren't many noticeable problems either.

Aquanox3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

Never since Windows 95 there's been so much approval for a Microsoft OS. Windows 7 is just how we want the software giant to make their software. Fast, awesome looking, excellent compatibility for appz and gamming and a lot of cool additions.

This is how a market leader must respond to their consumer's criticism.

NaiNaiNai3417d ago


WTF happened to all of gwaves bubbles. O.o

and now. I can't wait to use 7, I need a new PC soon anyways and I wanted to try 7 and this gives me a good reason to.

MEsoJD3417d ago

has been amazing.

I haven't booted back into my xp in ages.

Blaze9293417d ago

Yeah I might actually buy Windows 7 or hell, a new PC in general. I tried the RC version and I was really impressed and instantly fell in love with this OS. I think Microsoft has a great one here.

Major_Tom3417d ago (Edited 3417d ago )

There's a notable increase in performance over win7RC and Windows 7 RTM 16385 MSDN/Untouched.

Everything runs really smoothly and this is the best thing since XP truly. I'm running 64bit and it's great.

And before people call pirating unjust, let me just say, buying vista was unjust. Thanks.

Now just that I say it runs great, it might not run great on your computer. Some of you are expecting to get XP types of results from your piece of crap grandma's computer and that just ain't right.

BulletToothtony3417d ago

people who use it for over a day realize how great it is.. people who hate it have obviously never tried it..

It's like all the hate that the ps3 gets.. It has no games.. blah blah.... Do you own one? "No but that's what the others haters say"

I agree that apple products are a bit overpriced.. but the OS it's beyond great.. Don't hate b4 u try it.

ThanatosDMC3417d ago

I wonder how much it is in campuses. I paid $25 for vista.

edgeofblade3414d ago

I've been great with Vista... up until recently when I installed a printer. An HP all-in-one. Now it takes a while to boot, to open simple explorers... it's not cool.

I hope W7 delivers.

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villevalorox3417d ago

I'll probably buy a new computer for college with windows 7 if the reviews are really good :). It's this or a mac :)

meetajhu3417d ago

Finally after 8 years Windows Xp----> Windows 7!! Woo hooo can't w8!

shqype3417d ago

It's your choice, but there's honestly no need.

Windows 7 RC is incredibly stable. And the driver support is excellent as well. I remember searching for days for a special LAN driver for my motherboard for XP after I did a clean install with a new mobo on XP ... as soon as I did a clean install of Windows 7, not only did my internet work, but I had Windows updates waiting for me for the latest version of my LAN driver.

Windows 7 is great and ready for action. Take it from somebody who not only loves XP, but never bothered to install Windows Vista despite having the Ultimate edition with an unused product key.

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