I finally broke down and upgraded my desktop (the old one was acting up and when I tried to re-load windows it decided to endlessly reboot). Part of that upgrade was converting from Windows XP to Windows 7. I had been reluctant to consider upgrading to Vista – but heard and saw good things about Windows 7 so I was looking forward to it.
Now I have this spiffy new desktop with Windows 7 on it.. This is actually the 64 bit version of Windows 7 – which most new computers seem to come with (not the 32 bit). I only have 3 gig of RAM in this computer – but at least with a 64 bit operating system I know I can expand beyond that (more than 3 gig on a 32 bit operating system is somewhat useless).
Overall I’ve been pretty happy with Windows 7 – it seems to flow smoothly, looks nice, behaves nice – a good solid upgrade to the old windows OS. I felt like I was able to get things up and running pretty quickly – including setting up a network (I also got a new laptop for my wife as I’ve been monopolizing our other laptop). After a little bit of work I was able to get my XP laptop to connect to the network drive (I use my desktop computer almost more as a server than a personal computer).
So my first impressions are good on my new desktop with nearly a terrabyte of storage (doesn’t that sound crazy)……