Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Windows 7 Beta
I'm not sure what got into me. I'm not usually interested in beta software for the sake of beta software. Maybe it's just the incredible amount of hype surrounding it, but I decided to install the beta of Windows 7 on my desktop system. (My laptop is my main computer...my desktop system is for testing, but it's usually some version of Linux that I'm playing with or maybe an application.) Anyway, I went ahead and installed Windows 7 on it. It's nothing special...3.40GHz P4 with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Cool eye candy, but that's expected on any modern O.S. What surprised me was how quickly pages load in I.E. 8. Admittedly, I just finished the installation, so there hasn't been time for any browser bloat to creep in, but still, it's noticeably faster. I'll add more comments as I run it for a while.