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dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1834
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 98.66.33.82
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Postman delivered my copy of Windoze 7 Pro today . . right on time. Paid $99 on a pre-order from Tiger several months ago. Don't think I'll even break the wrapper on it, just squirrel it away until this time next year when I build a new machine.

Anybody else take the plunge?
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10847
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've been running the release candidate beta of 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate on a new computer since May. I'm quite happy with it. It's a much better performer than Vista, although the look and feel are similar. So far I'd say it's even more stable and faster than XP, but I've got a fairly powerful machine (quad core processor, 8 GB of RAM).

Does Win7 Pro include Virtual Windows XP? This is a somewhat ungainly (in terms of installation) but quite effective solution to legacy application incompatibility problems. It runs an entire copy of Windows XP SP3 inside a "virtual machine" that is isolated and basically independent of Win 7. This solved a couple of problems I had with older apps that they said either "not now" or "never" about new versions.

I stay away from the operating system theological debates. I'm neither a Microsoft booster nor basher. I use Windows {or Windoze) because life would be harder without it than with it, which may or may not be praise but is true for me.

To keep this barely beer-related, I've had no problems running ProMash. It won't read the default Win9x help file/tutorials (which I hardly use anyway), but there is a simple free third-party utility to convert them to the new format.
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1835
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 98.66.33.82
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 02:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Win7 Pro include Virtual Windows XP?

Yes sir . .
 

Joe Rovito
Intermediate Member
Username: Joez8

Post Number: 259
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 98.247.121.86
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 02:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice clean interface, never crashes, the dock rocks! Been running RC since April & RTM since September. Read more about it here.
http://www.slate.com/id/2233294/
Affiliation YY
 

Brewzz
Advanced Member
Username: Brewzz

Post Number: 732
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 70.112.225.127
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm running it on my laptop.My stepson is microsoft certified and gave me 1 of his 7 free downloads of 7 ultimate.I had XP crash on me twice,and lost alot of data.I really like the new format.
Cheers,brewzz