Windows 7 is by far MS's best OS yet. I am running 7 Ultimate x64 and have been since beta...only now I am running the final version.
Let me ask you when was the last time you did an install of XP and did not have to load at least one driver for your hardware? Can't think of a time,
huh? And this is a 32 bit OS.
I recently acquired Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (Thank you House party and MS!!) and did a clean install. Do you know how many drivers I had to load? 0
absolutely 0. Within a matter of 20 minutes I was booted up to a log in screen with every device recognized and installed, and all on an x64
I have not had one ounce of trouble with Windows 7 even through beta. Yes there were quirks through beta, but that has all been handled and what we
have is a polished OS that we have been waiting for from MS.
The problem every one needs to understand is that just like any electronics or a car for that matter, the minute you purchase the product you are
behind the times because something new and better is being released. This is why so many consumers scream about programs and hardware not working
properly because they are using a machine that is obsolete and was just not designed to run that particular OS. It's all in what you feed you
computer hardware wise that dictates how your computer will run and perform.
Why would you still want to use a 32bit OS when memory is so cheap and 32 bit can not access memory beyond 4GB? So there is a waste right there, you
just bought a new computer with 4GB or maybe 6GB of memory but yet your running a 32bit OS and you are now wasting the use of that extra memory that
you payed for also you are not even taking advantage of the instructions and capability of the new dual or quad core processor you bought with that PC
It's common knowledge that we live in a disposable world these days, your 5 year old computer crashes and you can't play that new game you want so
what do you do you get a new computer and your happy, but 6 months down the road your right back where you started your hardware is obsolete and the
next latest and greatest game comes out and you can't play it because of that very reason, so what do you do you upgrade your video card and now you
can play that game, oh but wait you need more memory so you go get more memory, the process just goes on and on. You are always trying to keep up with
technology and that is impossible as it is ever changing.
I think 128bit is going to be good, actually great! We will probably have 8 core and 16 core processors, and this may even be the time that the
computer becomes that same home appliance we all love...the TV. You just press a button and it is on....maybe 128bit will finally prove this. Of
course until I actually see a 128bit processor the OS is just an enabler. MS can make the OS and it will have to be compatible with at least 64bit,
but unless you have the hardware...you will not be taking full advantage of the OS nor the hardware.
Oh and for applications and 64bit yes there are only a few 64bit applications out there today, but I have not had one problem with any of the ones I
am running. Everything is smooth as silk under the x64 side of things..learn what a computer is and how to use it and feed it the correct hardware and
software and everything will be just fine. Oh and on the Virus thing I have never once in my 15 years of working with computers had a virus on my own
personal machine. It's all in how you operate the computer.