7 reasons to avoid Windows 7

23 08 2009

Here are seven goods reasons why you shouldn’t get Windows 7, as by Wired News.

1.Upgrading from Windows XP requires a clean install: If you use XP, upgrading isn’t as simple as inserting a disc and running the installation. You have to back up all your apps and files, an wipe you hard drive and install Windows 7.

2.The upgrade is exspensive: pricing varies on which version you buy, buy you’ll have to pay at least $120 to upgrade from XP or Vista. If you don’t own a copy of a Windows OS, you have to pay the full $200 bucks for Windows 7.

3.It’ll cost you time too: Upgrades take a while to download, and the upgrades do the same thing as your current Windows program does.

4.It’s still Windows: Windows isn’t good at performing simple tasks, like recognizing files. You’ll probably have to do a lot of tweaking and customizing to get the OS to run like you want it to.

5.Security isn’t automatically better: Windows is the primary target for hackers and virus coders. Therefore, it’s up to you to protect your PC with all the fancy anti-virus software.

6.Built-in support for hardware-based DRM: Like Vista, Windows 7 includes support for digital rights management technologies that could potentially regulate how you use your media.

7.Snow Leopard is almost here: Apple’s next-generation Snow Leopard is arriving September(a month before Windows 7). Apple is promising it’s OS will deliver on many of the improvements Microsoft highlights in Windows 7- 64-bit addressing, improved efficiency with task management on multiple processors, and others. If your looking to switch to a different OS, the OS X Snow Leopard is an option to consider before commiting to Windows 7.

I used bits and pieces from the original article on wired.com by Brian X. Chen. I just didn’t want to get blamed for plagerizing.

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Windows 7 is looking to be the best OS from Microsoft yet

17 08 2009

Windows 7 is looking as if it may be the competetor of Apple’s OSX Snow Leopard. Microsoft is giving this OS(operating system) a big revamped interface from XP and Vista. The new changes include typography to the icons, and the toolbar to the windows, it’s a clean modern look that could compete with Snow Leopard. Three new features will come along with Windows 7. Aero Peek, Aero Snap, and Aero Shake. With Aero Peek you can drag a window to the right side of the screen. I don’t know what that accomplishes but ok. Aero Snap will automatically adjust the window into a rectangle that takes up the entire right side. Once again, I don’t know what that accomplishes. And with Aero Shake you can click and hold onto a window and shake it and any visible windows behind it will disappear( minimize, not close). Well I guess if you like pointless new features on Windows, I guess this program is for you. Thanks Microsoft, for still not measuring up to your rival, the awesome, Apple.