You guys might be amazed to see me back so soon J
Not too long ago, I had my hands on Windows 7 (7000 build) At first like any Windows Operating System it looked very impressive the first thing that impressed me was the really beautiful graphics, but again everything that glitters is not gold. I am not going to give you all the insights, I am just sharing my brief experience about Windows 7. One of the main reason I have started this blog is to share my experiences. As always I never keep my expectation high on a beta realise.
I heard that Windows server give better performance from Vista with very less CPU and Memory usage.
On my first look I was impressed with the new features and the fact that it was not crashing, by causing a memory leak or bottle neck to my amazement this was running smoothly.
Any new operating system and particularly with beta testing you have to be very careful of what you are planning to use and if it is compatible with all the hardware.
Things I don’t like in Windows 7 and Vista :
Control Panel: most of the items in the control panel is renamed, I can’t understand why Microsoft started renaming the stuff.
Side Bar: The famous side bar which still used more than 100 Mb of memory. Guys this can also have memory leaks depending on Gadgets you are using so please be careful.
Performance: the performance when compare to windows vista is very similar on the same hardware. However I have noticed that we it does give a little more performance.
Speaking of performance I have noticed that the tool perfmon does not show any advanced features its the same sort of feel which you get in Vista. Frankly speaking I think Microsoft have not done a great deal of work on Windows 7, it’s the same Kernel as Vista some features of Server 2008.
As a matter of fact I was reading on Randall C. Kennedy article posted back in October 2008 and He thinks its just Vista R2 and I totally agree with him.
As a best practice always dual boot the operating you’re testing. You never know when it gives the very famous BOD (blue screen of death) and when it does you have something to relay on.
Anyway the Os was still running with no problems up until, I download a copy of Freebsd and when I wanted to burn the ISO Image (Guys this is where it all become Offsome form awesome ) Ok this is where it all started going wrong….
I installing the Nero CD burner, just after installing the usual process it asked me to rebooted the Laptop.
and guess what
Blue screen of death
I tried to reboot with the Last known good configuration but it was no joy.
Then I decided to run the full scan as it was suggesting me to do, in the middle of the scan it gave me a note of some corrupted files and was completely frozen.
So this is how I gave up using the Windows 7, thanks to dual booting I was still able to use my laptop J
If you had any nightmaire’s from Windows 7 which blew off your mind feel free to comment.