It’s all here.. http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/default.aspx

I wonder how long it will be before Vista is wheeled out to the dumpster. Judging by the content of the above blog, it will be at around the same time that the leaves are falling. I will keep my copy under lock and key. Nobody is taking mine to a landfill site. It has been good to/for me and, like any good friend, I am not about to say goodbye any time soon.

Windows 7 has almost everybody raving. Yes, it is ok, but come on!! It isn’t all things to all people and when all is said an done, it is only an operating system. From a productivity stand point, I am more interested in seeing and trying out Office 14. As long as I can get Windows Mail to work in Windows for newsgroups, most of my work is done in that and Outlook as far as communication and organisation goes.

If I had the spare funds, I would KVM a Windows 7 machine alongside this one to give me instant access to both operating systems. This is a very different scenario to that of the run up to November 2006 where I ran Vista as much as possible. I only kept XP going as a backup system and admittedly had it installed and updated until Windows 7 beta was released, but I was quick to drop it at that point. Sorry Microsoft, but I do not feel the same way about Windows 7. I am quite happy to use Vista until I can find a way to make ‘7’ work in the way I want it to work for me, and not how somebody else is going to dictate how it works for me.

You see, I am not overly bothered by boot times. I want functionality, and part of this is to be able to sort out the desktop for the way I like to work. It may not seem like much to some, but it does to me and I am the one who has to work with it.

However, I do wish Windows 7 success. The PC industry is badly in need of a booster shot, and Windows 7 will do that. Maybe it will be so successful that somebody out there will create an add-on that will bring back some of the old Windows functionality for us older but still functioning computer users. That is a hint to all of you code writers. Here it is again in bolder text..

Maybe it will be so successful that somebody out there will create an add-on that will bring back some of the older Windows functionality  for us older but still functioning computer users.