This is not a question or even a teaching. It is merely a statement of what I have learned since using Windows 7 Home Premium
First of all, I got it for 50 bucks by pre-ordering it. This has to be the greatest bargain in MS
Second, as I did with Vista, I installed Windows 2000 so I could use my legacy gfx pgms and Ubuntu 9.10
so I could see what the open source folks were up to. I then tried to install Win ME so I could use one legacy pgm it has
that I like. However, Win ME wouldn't install (Sun Virtual Box) and that got me thinking. Win 7 has a pgm, and I also have a
freeware pgm, that is just as good as the one I wanted to use in Win ME. So why bother with Win ME? Then I realized that I
was no longer doing gfx all day, and the several gfx pgms that would install under Win 7 more than met my needs (Photoshop 7,
Picasa, and PhotoDraw 2), along with a few gfx utilities such as a color picker. So why bother with Win 2000? All I was doing
was updating it. Finally, I realized that Ubuntu was never going to be any real competition with Win 7, and again, all I was
doing was updating it. Even its games, which used to be better than the MS equivalents, were now pitiful compared to the cool
new Solitaire, etc., that came with Win 7.
So I began uninstalling stuff. I got rid of Ubuntu, Win 2000, Virtual
Box, and much, much more. Win 7 can do all that those things used to do, and a lot more, so why clutter up my computer with
the old stuff?
I'm a performance-and-systems-oriented geek, and I have used many, many DOS/Windows versions, and
with every one of them I had a huge stash of third-party utilities. But with Win 7 I also found that most of my third-party
utilities were no longer necessary, so I uninstalled, or didn't install, them, too. Win 7 has so many included bells and
whistles -- GOOD bells and whistles -- that I just don't need much outside stuff.
I originally decided to buy Win
7 because some journalist wrote that "Windows 7 is Vista done right." That struck a chord. My computer came with Vista, and I
found Vista, IMO, to be overly maligned and a good OS. Nowhere near a great one, however. Not even close. Win 7 is built on
Vista technology, but corrects, and goes far beyond, Vista's SP2's quirks. It truly is, IMO, "Vista done [better than]
I called MS tech support on a minor issue, and I found the Microsofties I talked to were truly proud of
their new OS. I also found that they WANTED customer feedback and LISTENED to their customers. What a switch from the old
In conclusion, "I would like to say this about that": MS has produced a fine piece of s/w, and I am proud to
use it and brag about it.
God bless you all, and Merry Christmas, everybody.