Windows 7 Almost Ready

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    Microsoft Corp.'s next version of the Windows operating system is almost ready for prime time. That's one message Chief Executive Steve Ballmer delivered on the eve of the official opening of the International Consumer Electronics Show.

    The CEO announced that a nearly final "beta" test version of Windows 7 will be available Friday for regular PC users to download and tinker with.

    The new operating system — which could be available for purchase on PCs within a year — uses much of the same underlying technology as its predecessor, the much-maligned Vista.

    But Windows 7 aims to resolve many problems PC users had with Vista. For instance, Microsoft pledges to make it easier to install peripheral devices and to have the software pump out fewer annoying warnings and notifications.

    Ballmer also pledged that Windows 7 will boot faster and drain laptop batteries more slowly.

    FOXNews.com - Microsoft's Ballmer: Windows 7 Almost Ready - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News
     
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    Ballmer is a moron and is running MS down the drain. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.
     
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    Just got a new computer a couple weeks ago and I'm using Vista for the first time.

    So far, no complaints. What's the beef with it?
     
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    its a memory hog

    o and it also sucks balls
     
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    Sounds great to me! The old lady hasn't been keeping up her end of the bargain lately.
     
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    It's a memory hog if you're running only 1 gig of memory. 4 gigs is the standard these days.
     
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    I have 2 gigs, and I run music production software, usually multiple programs that eat memory for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Haven't even noticed a delay.
     
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    Vista is a bit of a resource hog, but I've been using it since launch on a couple computers and it works just fine. Most people who complain about it have never used it, in my experience :)
     
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    Like I said, I've been using Vista since launch. I also am responsible for the computers of a few friends who don't know much about them, and some of them have been running Vista for quite some time. No issues at all. The complaints are overblown. That's my personal view.
     

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