First look at Windows 7 beta 1

First look at Windows 7 beta 1

Summary: Taking a first look at Windows 7 beta 1 (build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400)


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  • Too much like Vista

    If users can't get the bad taste of Vista out of their mouths why would they eat something that looks like it again?
    • your missing the point

      Too much like vista? What are you expecting, a brand new UI? There's nothing wrong with the current one.
      • You're missing an apostrophe :-)

        [i]You're[/i] missing an [u]apostrophe[/u], just
        thought I'd point that out (oooh, see, another
        apostrophe) - just teasing.

        [b]Quick tip[/b] - the apostrophe has three uses:
        1) to form possessives of nouns
        2) to show the omission of letters
        3) to indicate certain plurals of lowercase letters.

        On a more related note, I generally like Vista aside
        from memory management issues and the terrible UI of
        the networking center.

        I look forward to Win7, hope it lives up to some of
        the hype.
        • An YOU have a sentence fragment...

          "I look forward to Win7, hope it lives up to some of the hype." is NOT proper. Either you should have used the word "and" instead of the comma OR you should have used a semicolon and added another "I" before "hope." And, before you write back to say that the period after "hope" in my last sentence should be AFTER the quote, please note that a quote at the end of a sentence must include the period within the quotation marks.
          • And?

            I think you meant to say "And" not "An" in your subject. Idiot. Learn to speel!
          • Get off

            Get off this site kid.
    • Vista Ultimate

      I paid almost ?300 for Vista Ultimate and have been very happy with it so far, with none of the problems that other have experienced evident on either my wife's laptop or my own machine (Individual and Separate Installations ... more fool me!).

      My question now, is this: Why would I give any more money to MS when it now appears that they are not going to support Vista with all the promised "extras" etc., now that they have moved on to Windows 7?

      Add to this the next question I see appearing within the next 12 months or so: Why has MS abandoned Windows 7 for whatever "new" (similar) incarnation comes next? Could this be another "financial" decision? Why did the makers of "long life" electric bulbs suddenly change their design for less "long life" versions?

      I have always been a supporter of Microsoft over the years but this is just too friggin' much dudes, and my next machine will either be unix based or a Mac, as much as it hurts me to say that, as I have always hated Apple for not being open architecture! End of Rant ... for now at least!
      Johnny Brandie
      • ?300? I could buy an entire computer with that much money! NT

      • Just a word of wisdom

        You don't seem to have a problem with money or else you would have an Apple puter by now. I have been into puters for over 35 years and have seen MS grow from nothing to where it is now. It is time for all NS lovers - slaves - followers to say they want an OS for 10 years not as soon as they get comfortable with a OS there is a new OS. Come on this is foolish and not for me if I have 400 licenses to buy every time MS needs money.
  • Windows 7 = Windows Vista 2.0

    Well I sure hope its snappier than Vista in every way, I have been running Vista ultimate 64bit, and still had to do tons of tweaks shown here:

    to get it to run the way I want.

    • Thanks, I couldn't help noticing...

      your change of owner name tip. Would this also change your NTFS permissions?

      I tried to get rid of Norton off my Vista installation the other day, and realized I had almost no privileges in installing software from then on; even though I was configured as administrator.

      It was a constant headache of taking ownership of one folder or another so I could get anything to install, and actually be functionable. I finally gave up and restored the drive to default factory condition.(wipe and reinstall)

      The only thing I'd add to that, is that I hope the old NIS 2008 is more stable than the new version.
  • RE: Windows 7 beta 1 (build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400) (First look at Windows 7 beta 1)

    They need to stop building on this same old resource hog of a platform and start over. They need to start from scratch with a new kernel, memory manager, windowing platform, services, etc. They also need to audit their code to ensure its optimized and secure. So much bad code from novice and intermediate coders makes it into the final product its a shame. Unfortunately they don't seem to be doing much of either of these and that is why their product is a joke...
  • Still bloated like VISTA

    I wasted my money on VISTA because it
    was pre-installed. It's performance
    sucks - memory and speed. Don't
    shove it to us again because I won't
    buy anything that has Windows 7 in
    • Did you [b]try[/b] the beta?

      Windows 7 was supposed to be a stripped down version of Vista written in the same code.
  • RE: Windows 7 beta 1 (build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400) (First look at Windows 7 beta 1)

    if there was programme that allows linux to run every programme in the world through emulation
    and was free. it would do serious damage to Microsoft.

    Or if computers started to come with an extra slot and where never ever pre installed with any OS and this extra slot needed you to put a hard drive like thing (lets call it an OS stick) , and the OS stick had the OS system on it depending in which buy . That would do serious damage.

    Or if all COmputers came built in with Both Linux and Windows and when windows got a virus or a problem and the ser can only acces the boot menu but can then choose to use linux and is forced to becuase Windows no longer function becuase of viruses that would also kil.

    Microsoft has a good relationship with Dell, HP e.t.c
    uying only
    • thats a lot of if's

      Pretty big list there. Plus it sort of papers over the fact that a ton of (cheap) linux preinstalled machines get returned 'cos the linux learning curve is too steep for 'muppet' users who don't understand what they are buying and dont look further than the price ticket.
      And your post appears to be based on the idea that large numbers of viruses affect windows because there is something wrong with windows. As soon as there are demographically significant numbers of people using linux, then the virus writers will follow.
  • RE: Windows 7 beta 1 (build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400) (First look at Windows 7 beta 1)

    Install 64-bit Windows Vista on a fast computer (e.g. Intel Core 2 Quad, 8GB RAM, 512MB or greater video RAM) and you CAN run any Linux or Windows program.

    It's called virtualization (e.g. VMWare and VirtualBox).

    The first paragrah pretty much describes my setup.

    This message was brought to you by Fedora 10, running in VirtualBox in Windows Vista Ultimate.

    All software/OS' mentioned here are 64-bit.
  • RE: Windows 7 beta 1 (build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400) (First look at Windows 7 beta 1)

    It amuses me that some of the posters, without any hands-on experience with Win7 beta, are pronouncing it a POS Vista retread. I've not met so many psychics before, but I guess they already knew that.
  • If..........

    I can get a 5 licence home user for $99 then count me in, or it is the Tux all the way. Note to Steve Ballmer: there is a credit crunch on so we all have to downsize a bit, including windows ! Just can't get rid of this nagging feeling though that we are only at the tip of the iceberg for malware attacks against windows, I think the ante is going to get seriously upped in 2009. Nice taskbar though are they going to give credit to the KDE team ?
    Alan Smithie
  • Correlations between Longhorn 2003 vs Windows 7 (2008)

    Many of the features that Windows 7 offers at this stage are where Longhorn was in 2003. Windows Future Storage (WinFS) has finally made its appearance in Windows 7 as the Libraries feature. Essentially, for those that have been watching Microsoft's OS development closely since LongHorn, we can see many different ideas that weren't fully implemented back then now fully implemented. Windows 7 seems to be a step in the right direction, even if it is too little, too late.