Let’s Take a Peek on Windows 7 – It’s Officially Released Now!

The long-awaited Windows 7 is finally released into the wild! So far the operating system has received great reviews around the web. Amazon even said that Windows 7 is bigger than Harry Potter, so things are looking bright for them ;) .

Speed And Stability

Speed is really one of Windows 7’s major selling points. Particularly for the netbook set, Windows 7 can turn a machine that’s nearly unusable under Windows Vista (especially if it’s been saddled with the manufacturer’s own set of crapware) into a quite potent workhorse. That’s partly to do with the slimmed down kernel of the OS, which has lower memory requirements than Vista, but it’s also due to Microsoft’s rework of GUI scheduling, which means less bottlenecks and less unresponsive moments.

Boot Time And Shutdown

It’s the most base of operating system functions. Install, turn on, turn off. But first impressions matter, and Microsoft made sure to give Windows 7 a nice sheen when it came to these things. It’s fast and lightweight, but the real performance gains can be found on netbooks and with clean installs. Otherwise there’s really nothing to put Vista to shame — though the amazing breath of fresh air a clean install provides should really set cruftware-happy vendors to a bit of soul searching.

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Windows 7: System Requirements

If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here’s what it takes:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Additional requirements to use certain features:

  • Internet access (fees may apply)

  • Depending on resolution, video playback may require additional memory and advanced graphics hardware

  • For some Windows Media Center functionality a TV tuner and additional hardware may be required

  • Windows Touch and Tablet PCs require specific hardware

  • HomeGroup requires a network and PCs running Windows 7

  • DVD/CD authoring requires a compatible optical drive

  • BitLocker requires Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2

  • BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive

  • Windows XP Mode requires an additional 1 GB of RAM, an additional 15 GB of available hard disk space, and a processor capable of hardware virtualization with Intel VT or AMD-V turned on

  • Music and sound require audio output

Not really a big deal right? But it gonna eat up a big mouth of my disk pie! :(
Anyway it’s better than Vista’s…

And as for pricing and SKU confusion..? Well, you’ll have to decide that one for yourself:




Madness? Yes. But there are still some decent options for most people, and if you’ve gotten a jump on things you might have already scored yourself that $50 upgrade — don’t you feel smug? In the long run, most people will end up getting Windows 7 with a new machine, so perhaps it doesn’t matter so much, but we still wouldn’t mind if Microsoft did a bit more work trimming down these full version pricetags. Doesn’t Microsoft want those too-cool-for-school Apple hipsters dabbling in the dark side via Bootcamp?

For the last words, all I can say is, Windows 7 rocks than Vista did!! It’s faster, reliable and optimized. But damn MS for releasing Vista first before 7.. Wasting my dollars.. :D

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