Yesterday I just installed Windows 7. It took me about 45 minutes, and also a had a headache after that process, but lets stick to Windows 7. The installation options were pretty straightforward. There were some times when the screen was empty or didn’t change and thought it was stuck, but fortunately I was patient and didn’t close the PC. To sum the installation procedure you simply have to be patient. Nothing more, windows will guide you after that.
After the installation was completed, I saw the AMAZING boot screen. Of course after a dozen of restarts you may start getting bored with it, but still no other OS has THAT boot screen (you may try Fedora 10 which had something similar). The background pictures are also amazing, and they are changing once in a while. You may get confused with the taskbar but you’ll eventually get used to it. It’s working after all.
Many users, including me, are also interested in Windows XP mode. It’s a 500 MB file and it was supposed to be nice until I realized its performance is like remotely connecting to another PC, so I recommend a virtual machine. 3DS Max 2008 ainstalled nicely althought it changes the colors to basic. SQL Server needed the SP1 to work, fortunately Visual Studio downloaded it on its own. The tremendous thing is that Windows Live Messenger has bug problems and stucks sometimes when you start it. I mean WOW, but it probably needs a reinstallation or something!
Anyway, there are also lots of things, like the fact that ribbons are now everywhere even in the Paint, but I really loved the aesthetics of Windows 7, and that you can easily change it, in case you don’t like it you know. I was pleasantly disappointed by the fact it had so few bugs, as a Linux fan, but now I have problems with the release of FreeNAS 0.7 so it’s probably just me.
So how about you. Did your PC explode or something?