Longtime readers know my affection for all things geek. So you knew I was one of several gazillion beta testers for Windows 7.
So you knew in your hearts that I was going to go with Windows 7 sooner or later. It’s sooner.
I got a new laptop with Windows 7 installed on it. And I like it.
So far, it has been rock solid. I have transferred most of the files and settings from my old – heavy – warhorse Dell D800 over to the new – lighter – HP and have had zero problems so far. Setup of networking was easier than it ever was with Windows XP. Transfer from the XP machine was simple with the included software (you only have to load the software on the old machine. I found it easiest to use a flash drive for that.) Then I set up an ad hoc network for the two machines and they cheerfully loaded all the old stuff. Including desktop files, music, pictures and a whole bunch of stuff I had forgotten was on the old comp.
It is much, much more pleasant to use than Vista and it is fast.
I’ll keep the XP boxes I have. At least one of them will become a home server in time. So far, I have had absolutely no issues with Windows 7 and have generally been really, really pleased. Pleased enough to have bought some of the upgrade deals to install on the kid’s Vista machines. I’ll let you know how that upgrade goes when I do it.