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Old 21 Oct 2009, 18:22
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Lightbulb Windows 7 !!! Who is getting it tomorrow ?

Anyone getting 7 tomorrow ? or are you gonna wait for a while ?
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Old 21 Oct 2009, 18:31
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I ordered 2 copies ($50*2) when they offered the discount a few months back.
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Old 21 Oct 2009, 18:52
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I did some beta testiong for them long enough to get the official copy released early. I have had the official release for about 1 month now and i am loving it. It is truly amazing. Windows 7 is the true upgrade from windows xp, and i hope one day windows vista will just be a long forgotten nightmare.
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Old 21 Oct 2009, 19:39
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Mine arrived Monday. Installed without a problem.

UK suppliers were allowed to dispatch Windows 7 pre-orders early because of proposed postal strike on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October.
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Old 21 Oct 2009, 20:26
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I did some beta testiong for them long enough to get the official copy released early. I have had the official release for about 1 month now and i am loving it. It is truly amazing. Windows 7 is the true upgrade from windows xp, and i hope one day windows vista will just be a long forgotten nightmare.
It's very nice, worlds better than Vista and the only real upgrade from XP where it's truly an "upgrade" IMO. The menu system they have worked out is fantastic and is worth the upgrade alone, navigation, Windows Explorer and the new Aero are all so much better too. I went from a Vista hater to a Windows 7 fan.
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Old 21 Oct 2009, 21:14
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Anyone getting 7 tomorrow ? or are you gonna wait for a while ?
I am not looking forward to installing bloatware on my computer. So I am going to wait as long as possible.

When I can no longer find drivers for XP, then I will downgrade to windows 7, or some other version of microsoft bloat.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 11:28
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I pre-ordered 2 copies, with the UK offer. Still not received it though, due to said postal strike.

Am reserving some judgment till it's installed on my machine, however quite liked it running in a virtual machine. Have done many hours of research into what's new and what's changed. Apparently MS have a 140 page document detailing "what has changed".

Can't be any worse than Vista, surely?

In many ways, I think we can be thankful of Vista, as it gave MS a wake up call. I don't think Windows 7 is the future, but it's a step further in the right direction.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 13:07
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I am not looking forward to installing bloatware on my computer. So I am going to wait as long as possible.

When I can no longer find drivers for XP, then I will downgrade to windows 7, or some other version of microsoft bloat.
Windows 7 performs better and takes up less space on my computer than XP does.

Anyway, downloading my pre-ordered copies now and will burn a disc for each computer.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 13:16
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I'm waiting for my Windows 7 (from Sony Windows 7 Upgrade program) to be shipped. Using it for months on my AW290 though
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 13:53
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I have no intention of using W7 anytime soon. If past history is any indication, it will be flawed and full of bugs. I have no time to fool around w/MS right now. You guys have fun with that though
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 13:55
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Going to wait till December, to see the feedback of the general public first!
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 14:10
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I am a 100% Mac user, Win7 runs under vmware here, and gets loaded incidentally to compare html5/css3 code in - but that's it. osx works for me, so sticking to it. no need to go with 7.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 14:31
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I have no intention of using W7 anytime soon. If past history is any indication, it will be flawed and full of bugs. I have no time to fool around w/MS right now. You guys have fun with that though
Been using it since the public beta was first released in January. No crashes and usually 18-30 days uptime with no slowdowns. It is only rebooted if there is a Windows Update. With XP, I'd be lucky to get 7 days of uptime. 10 days with Vista.

I will have fun with it though. Have 4 computers to upgrade this weekend.
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 15:14
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Where can i download windows 7 at?
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Old 22 Oct 2009, 15:17
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Been using it since the public beta was first released in January. No crashes and usually 18-30 days uptime with no slowdowns. It is only rebooted if there is a Windows Update. With XP, I'd be lucky to get 7 days of uptime. 10 days with Vista.

I will have fun with it though. Have 4 computers to upgrade this weekend.
Yeah it's very stable, clean and fast and I have not had a single issue with it since I started using it. One thing I wish they would address though is the forcing of a shutdown after updates, you can postpone but not simply ignore until manual restart, they should really add that. For now I run up a command line and type in net stop "windows update" which does the trick though.
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