I feel a bit of a hypocrite to be writing this, but it's got to a point where this just has to stop. I know people are excited about the next version of Windows, but when will you, the international audience, wake up and smell the coffee?
I've royally had enough of "Windows 7 this" and "Windows 7 that". It's constantly in the news, it never goes away and I'm sick of hearing about people's dull opinions on slight differences in user interface, mediocre problems with a security feature which nobody likes anyway, and the occasional Linux fanboy.
Everywhere I look at the moment, it's concentrated on the next version of Windows. But let's get a grip people; we've seen pretty much all we're going to see in the beta version, and yes, there are some exciting things in there, but nothing to get too excited about.
A colleague of mine told me something which puts this perfectly into perspective.
"People will read about Britney Spears, more than they will read about Darfur."
I couldn't agree more, and Windows 7 is the Britney Spears of the moment. Wow, someone found a slight flaw in the operating system which completely nullifies an entire feature. Well done to the person who discovered Ultimate Extras would not be part of the Ultimate edition. Congratulations to the person who posted a screenshot of a leaked version which looks exactly like the beta version.
The news, the media and every low-down blogger the world has ever seen keeps on writing more and more about Windows 7, and it's just getting a little boring. As a next-generation student, someone who's keen to try out the newest technology, I'm sure I'm not the only person to be bored stiff by anything relating to Windows 7 at the moment.
If you used Windows 7 as a production operating system every minute of every day you use a computer, which I have, you'll soon get sick of the fact it's brand new. It should do exactly this - blend into your everyday life and not impart itself upon you like a crying baby or an unfinished tax return form.