Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 02:42 PM
"Today at its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft gave the public its first peek at the Windows client release that's supposed to make up for Vista. Based on our early tests of the new client, we're impressed with Seven's speed and polish."
The biggest news about Windows 7? Paint is getting an overhaul! I kid, I kid. Well, no, actually Paint is getting an overhaul and an Office 2007-style ribbon control - but I'm sure there's more to Windows 7 than that! Perhaps the most promising thing I've seen so far is that according to this New York Times article, Steven Sinofsky, the guy leading the development of Windows 7, is planning on showing Windows 7 at PDC 2008 on a low-priced Lenovo computer with only 1 GB of RAM and <cough> an Intel Atom CPU. If Windows 7 has been trimmed of that much fat and can run properly on such minimal hardware, then colour me impressed. About the only time I haven't liked Vista is when I've used it on a small devices like the Samsung Q1 Ultra, or on the HP Mini-Note 2133 netbook. Vista just sucks on those types of devices. On reasonably-equipped desktop PCs, even the $599 type, Vista runs quite well.