Okay, I’m a tech-head. I readily admit it. I’ve been playing in Windows 7 Ultimate for over 3 weeks now.
I have to say over all a VAST improvement from my limited experience from VISTA (4 months). From XP Pro, its more about power, speed and resource usage. A definite improvement on all three.
I’m not a gamer, but I am a heavy application user. I do heavy photo editing/restoration and video editing, both of which are taxing on the resources. So far, the operating system has taken it like a champ.
I like the little features like magnifier. Where I can magnify specific portions of my screen. I’m still playing with the voice recognition. I just have to be able to set it up without my dog or cat in the background talking. 🙂
The search functionality is AMAZING! I’m finding files I thought I’d lost. Now that I can tag my pictures, I can sort my 10 years worth of pictures (no, I’m not even close to being finished with that project, but I’m started).
AND, I’ve been able to fix most of my own problems through on-line searches & forums. Given the fact that the tech-support for early adopters was EXTREMELY limited, it took them 5 days to respond to my one initial question. So, the material is out there to fix most installation issues. One other handy reference, MS has a free Windows 7 netbook for Deploying Windows 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine. Worth the download.
This is an operating system that I believe that is intuitive enough for the most tech-phobic to be able to use. And in between.
So Far? 4 out of 5 stars. Still one star short, because I’m still working out all the features.