Thursday, May 21, 2009

Windows 7 vs. Vista vs. "The Mac"

Anyone for Windows 7 Release Candidate testing? Microsoft has an installation page here but warns that the beta test is only for the technically self-sufficient, prepared to backup and rebuild their own machines. So don’t do it with a mission critical home or small business PC.

The pre-release expires June 1, 2010, and your PC would start shutting down every two hours in March 2010. A non-expired version will become available in early 2010.

What’s interesting is that Microsoft is bragging that it has made Windows 7 much “simpler” than Windows Vista.

Wikipedia says that Windows 7 is supposed to be released by the end of 2009.

Yet, technical media stories maintain that Windows 7 is “that good”. Dwight Silverman has an article May 19, 2009 in the Houston Chronicle “Windows 7 Release Is That Good”, link here.

I guess the next question, is what about a Mac that runs all of Window products transparently? Maybe that’s the simplest path. I’m starting to look my further into this now. Look at the Mac FAQ’s.

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