Friday, October 30, 2009

Winows 7 and Karmic Koala

Wow Microsoft finaly delivers a good OS. I signed up for the 69 dollar upgrade in the spring and also held off purchasing a new laptop until the release date. I have only been using it for a few days but I must say I like it. I never hated Vista but it was a resource hog and it was bugger early in it's release with tons of issues. 7 has been quite the opposite. I think MS was a lot smarter this time with lots of beta testing and allowing folks to run the RC with a key. This allowed lots of in the field testing. And users saw quick responses to the issues that presented. I really like a lot of the new features very intuitive.

But with that said Karmic Koala was also released this week and It is a force to be reckoned with. Each release has brought new polish and innovation. This release has produced a stable, polished and integrated OS that is very frugal with resources (340 meg vs 750 meg for Windows). In a few days we should see the release of Linux Mint (a spin off distro of Ubuntu that I prefer. I run dual boot on all my hardware. This affords me the best of both worlds and the opportunity to learn each new Windows OS. I make a small income off Windows in regard to fixing bloated damaged and otherwise compromised Windows computers. So long live the King he keeps me in cash...

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