If all the positive reports coming out in the last couple of days are anything to go by, Windows 7 will soon be cock of the walk as far as operating systems go.
And what's going to happen to that little pesky Windows Vista? Will it face termination eventually? Your guess is as good as mine. It's hasta la vista to Vista. Adios, amigo!
For Vista haters and XP diehards, the door is now open for them to make their moves.
According to UK reports, Windows 7 has hit the ground running and it is likely it will garner positive reception worldwide.
Now the main question for those who have stayed loyal to Windows XP is that can they get from XP to Windows 7 directly? The straight answer is no.
But, of course, there's a roundabout way for XP users to upgrade. First, they have to do backup copies of all their files and start over from scratch, doing a clean installation of Windows 7. Ideally, 4 gigs of RAM is recommended although 2 gigs is the least to be able to run Windows 7 but it probably will be sluggish.
Five Reasons to Upgrade
As for Vista users, who have had enough of the bug-infested operating system, it will be a breeze to make the switch to Windows 7.
According to Yobie Benjamin, a self-proclaimed "perpectual geek", who writes at SFGate.com's City Brights blog, moving from Windows Vista to Windows 7 was a "surprisingly painless process."
Benjamin claims he's not Microsoft's biggest fan but Windows 7 really had him bowled over. In his blog post, he is saying that "Windows 7 is darn good...very good."
If you are still not sure about moving house, Tony Bradley, in his post at PCWorld.com, has five reasons why you should upgrade to Windows 7. Check it out.
According to information on the Microsoft website, Windows 7 is designed to help your laptop battery last longer.
"For starters, Windows 7 runs with fewer background activities so your PC processor doesn't work as hard and draws less power. Other innovations include less power-hungry DVD playback (handy on long flights), automatic screen dimming, powering off unused ports, and a more accurate battery-life indicator. So you'll be less likely to be surprised by a dead battery."A CNet.com review of Windows 7 concludes that the new OS is more than what Vista should have been but questions whether it is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP.
We'll wait and see whether the hype machine is sucking us in like the Vista campaign before or maybe this is the real thing. - Markk