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Windows 7 will be here Oct 22, but from what I've read it's really little more than Vista w/some bug fixes and a fresh coat of paint.  This is one of the better articles I've read about migration from XP to 7.
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Shodin - SEND HIM TO THE PORNO WARD!!!  7/23/2009 1:47:10 PM
I'm still pretty meh on Windows 7 personally - especially since they haven't fixed the issue of application compatibility.  As the article mentions, since 7 is built off of the Vista code base if an app won't run in Vista then it won't run in 7 either.

I'm not savvy enough to know what has caused this issue for Vista, but I would think that if that was one of the major factors that killed Vista then you'd think they'd have that squared away before making the same mistake twice.

I usually don't adopt a new OS until well after the first or second service pack anyhow, so hopefully 7 will have its issues squared away by then.

.... or maybe it really is time to look at a Mac.
Shodin - SEND HIM TO THE PORNO WARD!!!  7/23/2009 2:01:42 PM
There's an interesting feature in 7 called XP Mode.  Basically it is supposed to allow you to run applications in an virtual XP environment.  To do this you're supposed to fire up Virtual PC the first time, run the app and you should be good.  However, before you can do that you have to see if your CPU can even run in XP Mode.  You download this little utility from Intel and it'll tell you if your CPU can do this.

Mine could not and although my system is old (P4 2.4Ghz, 1GB RAM), I should not have to upgrade to a new computer just to adopt a new OS.  For me, that's two strikes before 7 even hits the shelves.

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