Reviews: Windows 7 Practical, Useful, “More Than What Vista Should Have Been”

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PCWorld has a nice summation of Windows 7 reviews. Go to the full article to see the details. Some excerpts:

On Wednesday, New York Times tech columnist David Pogue gave Windows 7 the thumbs up as well, despite the fact that “it’s still copy-protected, it still requires antivirus software, and its visuals still aren’t consistent from one corner to another.” His bottom line: “looks like 7 is a lucky number after all.”

Walt Mossberg
of the Wall Street Journal had an early review on Windows 7 a couple of weeks back, and his bottom line is that “Windows 7 is a very good, versatile operating system that should help Microsoft bury the memory of Vista and make PC users happy.”

CNET also looked into Windows 7 with a skeptical eye, noting that “strong design and Microsoft don’t always go together, but they do in Windows 7.” However, they say “performance is still hit-or-miss in Windows 7,” concluding that “Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it’s where Microsoft needed to go.”

In a review released on Thursday, the folk over at IT Pro had a look at whether Windows 7 is fit for business. Their verdict: they are “more than happy to recommend Windows 7 … for business,” especially as “the user interface is attractive and good for productivity.”

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  • BSLO

    Thanks for the resourceful review!

    I got my first look at Windows 7 this week and my initial reaction was “so far, so good.”

    “So far” being the key phrase of that statement.

    New operating systems are almost always an improvement, and will almost always generate some sort of enthusiasm or buzz within the first couple months.

    But until the user sits down and gets a feel for what a new OS is all about (outside the VirtualBox), you’re not going to understand the product’s deficiencies … or its notable improvements.

    The reality being you need at least 4-6 months under your belt before you can conclude how successful an OS is for you. And that’s the bottom line, how successful is this system to you and your work environment?
    Here are my Top 7 reasons Windows 7 could be a success, and Top 7 reasons it could be a failure:
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Windows-7-Review-Seven-Reasons-Windows-7-Could-be-a-Success-Failure.html