Queue up and buy on first day!!!
Buying .... but not immediately lah...
Mac for my studies, work and post processing..
Windows XP for my gaming and entertainment.. Reason being xp only needs 512mb to run it.
Always good to have the best of both worlds..
It's much simpler and it works for right- or left-handed people equally. Even my machine from 2005 supports it. Two finger scrolling from that same pad, horizontal or vertical works anywhere on the pad, not just special areas on specially-equipped machines.
Every article I've read suggests that Microsoft has borrowed a few ideas from Apple to finish Windows Vista, errr, Windows 7. I hope it really does work so well because Vista is a pain.
Yesterday, I was trying to speed up my mum's machine's Windows updates. As soon as I attached my phone for a 3G connection, the computer decided that it was new hardware. When it finished, I could no longer connect the usual way (it tried to dial through the modem instead) and had to use the vendor's special software.
Actually, I don't really care about who is copying who. If they can come out with creative ways to improve productivity, I am up for it. Its not like M$ totally copy it. It adds a lot of improvements which I quite like. (except for the gadgets!)
From my experience after owning a few Macs (the most recent the 24" iMac), they are really a pain when they go down due to poorly designed hardware or don't really live up to the hype. I had a love and hate relationship with it. I sold it and got myself a PC. Life goes back to normal again. As always, YMMV.
We can do a tit for tat session until the cows go home but most importantly if you are happy with your system, that's all that matters. I love my PC.
PS: Because its running both Windows and OS X.
There's limited support for XP64 as well, so it's either Vista64 or Win7-64 (in which the choice is obvious).
Windows won't make you breakfast, but I think it'll give you less frustration compared to Vista.
I guess we shall wait and see how Windows 7 performs. I'm still on XP and have been happy on it since becuase its far more stable and less fiddly to use. Maybe the rest of us XP diehards can leapfrog to 7 if it stands up to the mark. We know that Vista did not.
Waste of space n $$$. U need to download a mapping software before installing Mac OS into a pc. After which, get another patch program for running n updates.
It might not work 100% for all systems config but still works. Cos Apple only design the OS for specific types of hardware that they put into the Mac. Unless u get exactly the same hardware configuration, chances for running it at 100% is less but at least u can get @ 99% when the config is similar.
However, this thread is about Windows 7.
I guess that week was not one of my best weeks for replies
I have looked into the windows7 usage by asking those at work and our tech guy.
My personal problem is that my laptop (3 years old) is too old... drivers are not available.
A co-worker has a laptop 1 year old and had no trouble with drivers etc...
it even recognised a new keyboard and mouse he plugged into it and gave it's name and model
Our tech agrees that it will not detect early hardware and drivers are close to none, but, does say that on the right gear it works well and faster than Vista.
It erks me that Vista found all the drivers except the PCMCIA port and card (SD etc) port, yet Windows7 found those ports but not anything else such as the WIFI/sound/graphics
So my assumption is if you have a computer no more than 1 year old or are about to buy/build a new one Windows 7 is a good idea if you want best performance from it.
Personally I will stick to XP Pro untill I have no choice....
Time, is an effortless construction :)