Early I mentioned my fellow mobile warriors about giving Windows 7 a try given how much publicity it's receiving. Honestly, I rather give Windows Mobile 7 a try, you know, whenever it finally arrives. But for now, let's talk about Windows 7.
It's fast! Easy. And for a beta, it's quite stable. I've only given it a try for the last four hours but from what I've read (I read and read as much as I can find about crashes and such first), it's very stable.
On the surface, it isn's all that different from Vista but maybe it's "Windows 7" and not "Vista" that I'm a bit more optimistic about it. Don't get me wrong, there is a feel to Vista I don't feel lags like I sometimes get or weird warnings that pop up when I tried to digging into Windows 7 the way Vista likes to annoy users with.
Now, installation. That was a breeze. Nothing complicated. Setting up the network. Now, how do I say this? Freaking easy! I can't believe how easy it is. It's Leopard easy. XP wasn't this easy. Not even close. Vista. Man, the times I wanted to take a bat to it.
I'm still messing around with it but if you want to move beyond XP but you're trying to avoid Vista or aren't ready for a Mac, give Windows 7 a try. The beta will last through August. You've got more than seven months to take it for a spin.