Windows 7 RC rocks!

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Well, I’m back up and running on a computer at home. Seeing as how the wife has her nice new shiny laptop, I’ve taken over her old junker. I managed to scavenge the RAM from my old laptop, so it’s now running on 1GB. I also decided that Windows XP needed to go. In it place: the brand spanking new Windows 7 Release Candidate.

For those of you who aren’t quite up with software terminology, a release candidate is a version of the software that’s almost ready to release. Aside from any major issues that might get found, and a couple of minor tweaks, what you see is what will be sold in a few months time.

So anyway, I’m running the new Windows 7. It really is quite nice, much less of an irritation than Vista. For example, the annoying User Account Control prompts have almost completely gone. You no longer need to confirm every little thing that might make a change that affects other users on the computer.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the general public takes Windows 7. It still has a lot of the Vista look-and-feel, which is one of the more controversial changes in Vista. Another thing is that you’re stuck with the new Start menu, you know, the one that came in with Windows XP. It doesn’t sound like much, but I’ve got a workmate who will be complaining bitterly about its loss.

Anywho, it’s time for me to hit the sack. I’ll write up some more when I’ve had my beauty sleep. $DEITY knows I need it!