Anyone else using Windows 7?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Andy348, May 17, 2009.

  1. Andy348

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    I just downloaded Windows 7 on my MacBook using Parallels. This is easily the greatest Windows OS yet. No real bugs/glitches and IE8 is hella fast. The UI is very nice, IMO not as nice as Leopard but certainly up there. I won't be switching back to PC for this but I can see myself using this more often. It ain't even a resource hog!
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  3. powerpig

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    I've been running for a couple of months now and it's pretty nice. You're right about it not being a resource hog. Big improvement over Vista!
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    I have the beta - haven't played with it in months but my impression was that it was much faster than Vista.
  5. Andy348

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    Yeah, definitey. Its a great OS.

    I haven't even used Vista for more than an hour, so I can't really comment on it, but even from Vista - it works amazingly. The fact that I can run Windows and Leopard on my Mac at the same time with no problems or lags really makes the Apple tax worth while!
  6. EnzymaticRacer

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    I did a dual-boot, XP and Windows 7 beta as soon as I could get my hands on it. Windows 7 runs better on my 3 1/2 yr old laptop than XP does (I'm not even mentioning VISTA... it wouldn't run at all).

    I am pretty much ready to make the switch over to Windows 7 RC as my single operating system... its such a huge improvement over the older Windows OSes.

    I will be installing the RC within the next week, and I'm very much looking forward to it. I'm holding off on buying a new laptop until I can get Windows 7 with my laptop.
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  8. Fast_ian

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    Hmmmm..... I've managed to avoid Vista completely. But this is quite a recommendation - I can't say I'd call it the "greatest", I'd probably choose "the least ****ty!", but that's just me :D

    Which MacBook are you running? Mines getting pretty long in the tooth, and even XP under Parallels grunts pretty heavily if I'm, eg, processing video. [I'm maxed at 2GB and the CPU is a core duo :( ] - Do you reckon it's worth a try?

    TIA, cheers,
  9. Townshend

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    Running 7 on both a desktop and laptop, and so far very solid and stable. Only a couple of issues with the video card drivers, but that appears to have been resolved with the latest beta drivers from NVidia.
  10. Andy348

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    #8 Andy348, May 23, 2009
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    Sorry for taking so long to reply!

    My MacBook specs:

    4GB Ram
    White model(don't know the Nvidia specs ATM)

    It runs really really well. I'm using Parallels full screen with 1GB devoted to it as well as 1 Cpu. My temperature may raise abouyt 5-6 degrees, but thats the only thing. No lag!

    I'm thinking of doing this on Bootcamp to see how well it can run but it seems quite tough to get it up and running.

    I think yours would run just as well because you're only devoting a certain amount to it. If not, you've definitely got to try it on Bootcamp!

    BTW, I've used Gizmodos guides the whole way through - they're great!
  11. Systo

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    I got Windows 7 to blue screen in about 45 seconds (not counting the initial setup time). I wasn't even trying to do it, nor have I been able to replicate it. After just 30 minutes I still remained thoroughly unimpressed and maintain that Windows 7 is Vista on a diet and in a "pretty" dress. Of course I'll be obligated to switch to it when I purchase a laptop near the end of this year/beginning of next so maybe then I'll enjoy it more.

    For my Windows 7 machine I was using VMWare Fusion on my iMac (2GHz, 40GB preallocated space, and 1GB of RAM reserved for it).
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