Finally, I downloaded a copy of windows 7 release candidate, and I am using it right now. Not on my laptop. My laptop is messed up right now, it won’t install any OS at all ( don’t have an windows XP disc with me, but tried fedora, ubuntu and windows 7, all errors … and I am screwed .. time to call acer support guys .. Â ). So I had to install windows 7 on another laptop.
It was real tough downloading a 2GB file ( 64 bit version is 3GB btw ) but airtel’s Speed on Demand helped me out there. So yea, if you ever need help in downloading big files, faster than your normal connection speed, airtel speed on demand is a real good and easy to use service, try it out … and yea, you must pay for this extra speed though.
Windows 7 looks almost like vista, but the start up and the overall design looks good. Try searching google images, for some screenshots. Will be fun, I promise. Â And yea it has vista only in its looks, this thing works way better than vista. I was up and running in less than an hour, and things worked pretty much out of the box, on acer laptop with 2gb ram and intel processor and card.
The good thing is I can use this evaluation copy till may 2010, and after that I will get pop ups asking me to upgrade, and I think this will start shutting down itself every two hours, if I continue to use without upgrading, but till then, I am good.
I installed google chrome, firefox, google talk, and filezilla ( for ftp uploads and downloads ) without any errors. I have a small red icon on my task bar, something called the “action center” asking me to find an anti-virus software online. So, I should look at some anti virus options also. What would you suggest ?
I will post more on my windows 7 experience soon, stay tuned ! and yea, one thing is sure, MS is back on track with this Windows Â 7 … hope geek gods forgive them for their Vista crimes …