Hands-on Windows 7

Scott Finnie, honest, professional analysis:

windows 7 thumbnailBut Windows 7 isn’t really about features. It’s about fixing what’s wrong with Vista and a general refinement of the operating system that appears to be XP-like in its attention to detail.

Please be clear, Win7 isn’t really much like XP. That’s not what I’m saying. But Microsoft spent a lot of time getting XP right, and rather than adding lots of features, Microsoft has been focusing on getting Win7 right. This is what reviewers mean when they say that Windows 7 is what Windows Vista should have been.

…a late July release is not totally outside of the realm of possibility.

What remains to be seen is whether I would buy a copy of Windows 7 for decently equipped XP hardware.