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.”