Windows 7 has officially been out for 3 months to the public, while all of us here at Windows 7 News have had a bit longer than that to play around with Microsoft’s latest OS through the various Beta builds and RC’s, I’m sure many of you took advantage of the chance to try out the new OS for free as well. Many of you may still be running the RC1 version of Windows 7 right now.
Windows 7 has been praised for its speed, performance, and light footprint, its ability to bring older machines back to life and just be simple and easy to use in general. But what I really want to know is what you guys really think about Windows 7, at the end of the day it’s you and me, the general consumer who use Windows 7 the most and live with every day of our lives.
No amount of Microsoft’s testing, no matter how many boffins run complicated scripts and codes and how much market research Microsoft carry out, they will never be able to predict accurately what the general consumers reaction to a new product will be. There’s nothing better than a bit of hands on experience to really get a feel of a new OS and see how it performs in everyday life and day to day situations.
I know I’ve had enough time to play around with Windows 7, I’ve run Beta Builds, RC’s as well as the final RTM. I’ve tried it out on machines struggling to run Windows Vista and on power 64-bit computers which will effortlessly crunch numbers all day long , as well as performing numerous in place upgrades and clean installs. I have my own personal opinion of Windows 7,
But what I really want to know is, has Windows 7 changed the way you’ve used your PC at home and at work?
Do you boot up your computer with renewed energy, and bubble over with excitement as you watch the new Windows logo glow and pulsate. Are your friends jealous of how fast your desktop loads from a full boot and how impressive the sleep mode is? Has it changed how efficient you are at managing your workload and now you have time to go out and grab that extra coffee before your break?
Or is it the pain in your side that you have to use because you have no choice? Do you regret every performing that in place upgrade or buying a new PC with Windows 7 pre-installed? Do you wish that you could just go back to Windows Vista or even Windows XP and forget about all your problems and issues with Windows 7?
That’s what I want to know, has Windows 7 been a success with you guys, the people who use it every day.
Please be sure to let us know in the comments, express yourselves, give your own personal opinions and experiences, tell us what you think is missing and let the world know what you think of Windows 7, we won’t judge you for worse or for better.