Tag Archives: beta

Windows 7 kicks Vista’s ass from the install

Thanks to Microsoft fluffing the deployment, Windows 7 only became available properly last night (Saturday night) making it much easier for me to nab one of the 2.5 million licenses being made available in the next two weeks. The MS servers crashed at the official release time and they deployed an Akamai delivery network that seemed stable for my download last night.

So far, a much simpler installation, and better hardware support than Windows Vista had… It will be a pain to manage the process when the beta expires.

Although IE 8 seems to suck as much as IE 7 at the moment. WordPress doesn’t seem to render properly…

Bring on Windows 7

I’ve reached a point of incredible frustration with Vista, to the extent that for the first time since Windows 95 I’m going to install and OS beta. Well, assuming I can get one of the 2.5 million downloads of Windows 7 Microsoft is making available tonight… Have already asked around the office to see if anyone with friends at Microsoft can get me in on it if I miss the download window (no pun intended)…

XKCD today therefore made me chuckle (as usual, when they’re not off in the depths of programmer geekery that goes over my head).

And I don’t want to go to Ubuntu or OSX for a variety of reasons. ’nuff said.