Windows 7: Best OS Yet
So today, May 5th
, they are releasing Windows 7 RC1, or Release Candidate 1. Given how well the 7000 build of Windows 7 Beta has treated me, I only expect good things from it
I don't have it yet, since I'm still downloading it (it's 3.05 GB big), and I still have a lot of backup work to do from my current operating. I backup all my important files, and I keep all of my media on a separate hard drive, but I need to go through my hard drive and make sure I know exactly what to back up or reinstall when I install RC1 tomorrow. Mostly I think it will be backing up my Firefox Profile
and writing a list of applications I have so I can download them all and stick them in my folder for reinstalling things back to normal.
But once that's all done, I'll be installing it
This is really a pretty damn good operating system. It's way better than Vista, and I really liked Vista. And this will last for a year, so I won't even need to buy it for a while
So I would give it a try, if you want. It's free, and there's no limit to the number of downloads or anything. You have a month or two to download RC1. And if you're a Windows person in general, I would check out the Windows Weekly
podcast. It's a talk radio type thing (that's what most podcasts are) that talks about Microsoft and the latest news from them. Lately it's all been about Windows 7 and a few other things, along with the Zune and other things made by Microsoft.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll update this once I install it and install all my files again. Until then, you should all try it out
Preview: I talk about getting the new Windows 7 RC1 operating system. I don't have it yet, but I expect good things from it.