Jan 26, 2010 Microsoft
Since Windows 7 has been released back in October (22nd October 2009) it has had quite a lot of bad criticism. A fair amount of people and newspapers have said that Windows 7 is not complete. Others say it is to expensive, complicated and even not finished! Shops that sell the OS like the DSGi group (PC World, Currys, Dixons) have told the public that the peoples favourite package is Windows 7 family premium update. Microsoft have also installed Windows Media Centre into most of their Windows 7 packages! The new Media Centre enables you to watch live and on-demand TV!
What are the pros and cons? Windows 7 not being finished is not really an issue but in some peoples eyes it might be! It doesn’t really matter because with every new OS they released there comes updates! Even though they might be annoying, taking time when you shut down or when you are in a the middle of a project the automatic updates window comes with the restart later button is blanked out. With seconds ticking down to shut down time. Yes it will probably be tedious at times. But it is just to make it better for you. Also it is said to be expensive but that’s what you expect when a new product comes out. Other problems include it being complicated, but please it was said that it is the simplest yet what with the new taskbar which some people see as hard to use, but from what I have seen it looks simple. There could be alternatives say some critics, but whenever has their been a match for Windows? Apple might look good and might be able to run Windows on a non Windows PC where as Apple does not run on PC’s but Windows is till better. You can run programs in Windows that do not run in OSx. OSx needs boot camp because you always still need Windows but Windows does not need OSx so it does not have anything like boot camp because it is far superior.
Should you bide you time? Why should you. If you wait for the price to come down Microsoft might bring a new Windows out. Then you need to upgrade again. For the pros. Windows 7 is said to use less resources. Like battery life, where Vista on an Asus UL30 lasted for 11 hours and Wndows lasted for 12 hours. It also uses less ram. Vista needed 2GB where Windows 7 only needs 1GB. They have also made a special version of Windows 7 for touch-screen enabled PC’s. Sales of the OS have been booming. On the night of release there were over 500 people stood outside the main PC World in London all waiting for a copy. There was a huge serge through out the DSGi’s servers because of the amazing amount of people that bought it online! Most laptops are now being sold with Windows 7 and some that people have already bought will have free upgrades. Installing Windows Media Centre on most packages was a good idea because so many people have an Xbox 360 and do not have XP or Vista Media Centre to hook up to the Xbox. So that’s it. You can’t do it! But now having it it in most packages is a real improvement. Also being able to watch live and on-demand TV was a great idea as well. But unfortunately you have to have a sky subscription to be able to watch the TV.
What do you think? I posted a question on Yahoo Answers asking what you thought! The first question I asked was ‘do you think it is finished?’. 50% said yes. But one stood out which I featured earlier on in the article. There will be updates. There always is! My second question was ‘Is it expensive?’. Not many said it was! Then I asked “Which package would you buy?”. Most people said the ultimate package or the Home Premium. Finally I asked what people would give as a rating out of 5. From the answers I got, there were only 3,4 & 5′s. So it must be a pretty good new OS. Finally, I think the new snap feature is brilliantly simple. Windows has been missing and edge like that where you can make windows site next to each other so quickly. They have also removed the taskbar and the side-bar. So this should be an amazing OS and The Guardian’s Tech Weekly have said that Microsoft have already started working on the new Windows OS. Well, got out and buy your copy of the new OS and enjoy an amazing new OS from Microsoft
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