Just got Windows 7 RTM!

#1 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -

My work (which is a Microsoft Partner) just gave me the final RTM version of Windows 7 Home Premium, Profession, and Ultimate Editions to test our software on.  We also got the Enterprise Edition, but I don't really feel like setting up a KMS Server and 25 Clients just to activate it :p 
 
Anyway, I'm going to install Visual Studio 2008 on one and 2010 Beta on another instance.  I will probably also install Games for Windows Live 3.0 along with Street Fighter IV, just to see how things work :) 
 
As far as I can tell, there are no non-disclosure agreements or anything, so I'm sure a mass amount of Windows 7 Reviews will be hitting the web over the coming days.  I'll report back with my personal findings next week or so. 
 
Anyone else got it yet or just waiting in anticipation?! 

#2 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Im still running on the 64 RC version, planning on upgrading as soon as possible though, no way in hell am i going back to xp/vista

#3 Posted by Luke (1609 posts) -
@OmegaPirate: Yeah, Windows 7 is pretty awesome... especially the 64-bit version!  
 
I also just got the Office 2010 Technical Preview, which was also released to insiders today... I'm still waiting for Windows Server 2008 R2 though, which I'll probably make my final Workstation OS (for some Hyper-V action and to play around with the Windows 7 Group Policies).  Too much damn software today from Microsoft, making my job a little harder :p 
#4 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

What's so awesome about Windows 7?  In videos I've seen it looks a lot like current Vista.

#5 Posted by spazmaster666 (1993 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" What's so awesome about Windows 7?  In videos I've seen it looks a lot like current Vista. "
It's basically what Vista should have been in the first place, so it's more of a incremental upgrade. Still I can no longer go back to using Vista after using the Beta/RC versions for the past several months.
#6 Posted by DerekDanahy (880 posts) -
@Luke said:
" @OmegaPirate: Yeah, Windows 7 is pretty awesome... especially the 64-bit version! 
What's so special about the 64-bit version?
#7 Posted by Metroid545 (1823 posts) -

very nice I have windws 7 but I'm not pujtting in on et because my comp is on the verge of death and windows 7 will just push it over, using up everything it has before I move on

#8 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

How about you send me one of your (works) copies.

#9 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

This might not be related to the subject on-hand, but is it true that the 32 bit version of Windows 7 doesn't work if you have more than 4 Gigs of RAM?      
#10 Edited by spazmaster666 (1993 posts) -
@ZeroCast said:

" This might not be related to the subject on-hand, but is it true that the 32 bit version of Windows 7 doesn't work if you have more than 4 Gigs of RAM?       "

It can't address more than 4 GB of ram so any additional RAM is basically wasted (In reality, it's closer to 3.25 GB).
#11 Posted by KamasamaK (2410 posts) -

Are those copies only for use at work or can you install them on a home computer?
 
@ZeroCast: The 32-bit OS will work, but it will be unable to address more than 4 GB of memory. Because of the way memory is allocated, that means only about 3 GB of RAM is usable.

#12 Posted by CoverlessTech (749 posts) -

Hopefully more companies will actually make their programs 64bit compatible so we can actually get the use out of it, Mozilla I'm looking at you. 
 
Been trying out the RC and honestly I don't like it. It just seems like Vista SP2 with Super Bar and I hate the super bar, give me the classic task bar any day of the week.

#13 Posted by spazmaster666 (1993 posts) -
@CoverlessTech said:
" Hopefully more companies will actually make their programs 64bit compatible so we can actually get the use out of it, Mozilla I'm looking at you.   Been trying out the RC and honestly I don't like it. It just seems like Vista SP2 with Super Bar and I hate the super bar, give me the classic task bar any day of the week. "
Firefox already has a 64-bit version. Unfortunately, Adobe has not come out with a 64-bit version of Flash yet for windows, so 64-bit Firefox only gets limited use for me.
#14 Posted by CoverlessTech (749 posts) -
@spazmaster666 said:
" @CoverlessTech said:
" Hopefully more companies will actually make their programs 64bit compatible so we can actually get the use out of it, Mozilla I'm looking at you.   Been trying out the RC and honestly I don't like it. It just seems like Vista SP2 with Super Bar and I hate the super bar, give me the classic task bar any day of the week. "
Firefox already has a 64-bit version. Unfortunately, Adobe has not come out with a 64-bit version of Flash yet for windows, so 64-bit Firefox only gets limited use for me. "
You mean Minefield? Mozilla doesn't provide an actual 64bit Firefox release(unless that changed in the last month or so).
#15 Edited by spazmaster666 (1993 posts) -
@CoverlessTech said:

You mean Minefield? Mozilla doesn't provide an actual 64bit Firefox release(unless that changed in the last month or so). "

Actually Minefield was 3.0, 3.5 is called Shiretoko (both are just code names for pre-release versions of Firefox). When they finally release it officially, they'll probably just call it Firefox 64-bit version.
#16 Posted by KamasamaK (2410 posts) -
@spazmaster666: The codename for 3.0 was Gran Paradiso. Minefield is the name for trunk builds, and as far as I know there are no official 64-bit builds.
#17 Posted by leky1 (829 posts) -

oooh no!XP pro is what i grew up wwith

#18 Posted by Tebbit (4486 posts) -
@Kamasama said:
"Are those copies only for use at work or can you install them on a home computer?
 
@ZeroCast: The 32-bit OS will work, but it will be unable to address more than 4 GB of memory. Because of the way memory is allocated, that means only about 3 GB of RAM is usable. "

Yeah? I have a problem with my Vista 32-bit, it just wont load windows at all when I have 4 gigs in, but windows 7 64-bit it can of course handle it fine! 
Although, I suspect thats more to do with my cheap ram than anything else...
#19 Posted by Dragonseer (109 posts) -

I've been fiddling around with the RTM release for a little while now.. I think it is inferior to OSX Leopard, not as intuitive as Ubuntu, and doesn't offer any real advantage over Vista, I don't like the new Superbar which I think rips off KDE - and I don't like the new media player (I miss the old mini mode) so I've already lost interest.  I like the boot up screen and aero shake but that's about it.

#20 Posted by CitizenKane (10508 posts) -

Awesome.  I wish I could get Windows 7 this year, but it will likely be early next year at the earliest I am able to purchase and install it.

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