Why Windows seven should be on everyone’s PC in time.
You remember Windows Vista right? That horrible glitchy operating system? Not entirely true. Windows Vista was similar to Windows XP was when it was first released as memory serves. That’s right, the current beloved Operating system was just as “buggy” as Vista was when it was first released.
What went wrong?
The biggest flaw of Vista is not its own fault, rather the many vendors of software and hardware out there. Regardless of the amount of time they had to prepare new drivers and patches for software, very few vendors responded in time. That’s correct, most of the issues were not of fault by Microsoft. Albeit the lovable and shiny operating system wasn’t without its flaws, however they are now up to Service Pack 2 and the stability of Vista is perfectly fine. I am actually writing this from a Vista based PC that I use for many different things. I currently use this computer for video editing, graphics, gaming, programming and general web browsing, oh yeah, and writing.
So what did Microsoft do?
Microsoft was rather smart with their response, they started a project called the “Mojave Experiment”. The purpose of the project was to determine how users would actually respond to Windows Vista outside of the negative propaganda that had taken place for it shortly after it’s launch, ruining the name. User’s were told they were being shown a new operating system and asked their opinion. Of course the response was what they had expected, user’s loved the operating system they were being shown, only to be told shortly after that it was in fact Windows Vista.
So what is Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the next step of their recovery project, Windows 7 is basically a sleeker, far more efficient version of Vista, with a new name to try and redeem it’s image. This coming from a fan of Vista says something, Windows Vista is a good operating system, however Windows 7 is in many ways more efficient than even Windows XP. Hard to believe? Believe it. This new operating system has all the new features of Vista, then some, as well as an increase in performance. Since this review is designed for the average user, I am not going into specifics, however the new operating system shows a 15% increase in performance on average over Windows Xp.
Is it worth the upgrade?
Yes. Why wouldn’t it be? The concept of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” does not exist in the computer industry, an industry that is always looking forward and making every effort to improve itself. This new operating system is just another example of taking what we thought was once the most efficient better. The decision is up to you, however most vendors will be designing all new software and hardware for Windows 7.