Monday, June 8, 2009

Windows 7

Windows 7 will be given away free with any PC purchased June 26 until Windows 7 launches at Best Buy! And contrary to popular belief, it's now a "Windows Vista, only better" sales pitch...

I'm interested to know when MS will lower the price of Windows 7 to compete with the Mac Snow Leapord OS at only $29? We will have to wait and see.


Monday, June 1, 2009

I'm giving Windows 7 a shot full time!

OK, here goes!

I decided, because I'm a glutton for punishment, to install Windows 7 on my personal laptop (main home computer).

My Information:
  • Computer tech by profession, Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Guess you can say I am a Tech; however, I want my experiences to be just as easy and seemless as the next guy/girl.
Here is what I did:
  • Backed up everything.. software, etc. Wrote a list of software that I wanted to re-install (consider it clean up time).
  • Performed an upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, Advanced option: Do not upgrade applications, etc.. only files. I think it's worth noting that my laptop had Windows XP on it when I bought it (3 years ago)...
  • Desktop computer (over 5 years old) has been upgraded to Windows 7 (clean installation) due to OS issues with Windows Vista causing all sorts of problems.
Here are my initial impressions: