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  1. Tennisguy777

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    Anyone else also using Windows 7 Beta. I just installed it today and I am impressed. Anybody want to express their opinion or problems, glitches feel free.
     
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    Wow guess there are no nerds here, tennis players only! Haha.
     
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    sorry im more of a ubuntu linux type person :D. so, nerdy, just not your kind ;-)
     
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    As I said in an earlier thread on Windows 7, I used it a couple of months ago. My uncle is quite high on the MSFT company ladder, and had a copy of Windows 7 when it was given out to company employees as an alpha build. He installed it and I gave it a go last time I was at his house, around Christmas. I wasn't blown away. It felt kind of like an OSX ripoff, and was a bit sluggish. Maybe the latest build is a bit more polished.
     
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    I would download and install it, but I don't want to stop working on my AP Econ final project due tomorrow...

    I'm perfectly content with my Vista SP1; Oops, brb, gotta finish installing today's slew of security updates.
     
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    You are King of the Nerds. Don't you linux guys have to write your own drivers for printers and such?
     
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    Windows 7 does better than Vista and XP in almost every benchmark.
     
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    That's nothing new. I am Windows user and I hope Win7 kicks ass. I am not going to download the beta, but I hear generally positive things about it. But it is still beta...
     
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    It's not quite that hands-on ;)

    There's always a little bit of command line stuff but Ubuntu especially isn't at all difficult to use.
     
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    I liked it still needs a little work, although it is fully functional. I found that it runs much better on a core 2 duo and 64 bit machines.
    Also on the 32 bit version it is backward compatible with vista in terms of drivers and software. It was a little buggy when it came to espn360 which I think has gotten really buggy even in XP.
     
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  12. Tennisguy777

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    Was going to try it on my laptop but never did, I got 4 different partitions and and 3 different OSes. Maybe next year. Well I could put it in my old desktop pIII 700 mhz, you think it can handle ubuntu I got about 100 GB free space on it. Well I looked and 700 mhz is the bare minimum they recommend. I'll try it soon.
     
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