Windows 7 is scheduled for release – should you switch?

Windows 7 is officially scheduled to be released on October 22. There are several ways you can try Windows 7 today if you want to use it. Visit www.microsoft.com for details. Should you switch?

I am running Windows 7 on two of my machines and am impressed so far. This seems to be what I expected from Vista finally delivered.

More Power: One of the biggest reasons I want to let go of XP and move to Windows 7 is that the 64-bit version of Windows 7 can take advantage of more memory and processing power, and it seems the drivers are catching up better than in the 64-bit version of XP.

More Security: Eventually, and likely even out of the box, Windows 7 will be more secure. Poor old XP was released when most of us would use our telephone modem (remember those screeching sounds?) to connect to the Internet whenever we wanted to browse the web or use e-mail.  It is time for the new generation of operating system.

So should you switch ASAP? Yes, on one or two computers.  No, definitely not for the entire office until you thoroughly test one or two computers first to be sure they will be stable with all of the applications your office uses. Then, after that, you will probably want to start upgrading all of your machines.


2 Comments

  • Casy Laib October 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I have been using Windows 7 on one of my personal laptops since the public beta and have used the RC as well. I agree completely that it is what Vista was supposed to be.

    I am excited about the possibilities that it will provide for my company.

  • Sandy Wall August 18, 2010 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I hope you don’t mind if I link to this in my next post. Thank you for this excellent contribution.

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