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Windows 7- Reaction from the tech world

Posted by Dark Legion 10/23/2009


The latest sales figures being banded about also seen to confirm that consumers have indeed turned a blind eye to the advice from Which?
Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 7 was welcomed with a generally positive reaction by the tech community yesterday.


However, Which? Computing expert John Bogue didn’t appear so won over, stating that “software bugs are par for the course for newly released programs, and operating systems are no exception. Unless you like downloading patches and updates, we recommend waiting a year."


This advice didn’t do anything to stop over 500 eager customers queuing up at PC World in London last night to get their hands on a copy – and other reviews have been busy praising Microsoft’s latest make or break effort.


In its review, the Telegraph notes that “Windows 7 will be a real breath of fresh air for Windows users who have struggled with Vista for the last couple of years. The whole operating system feels slick and well-designed.” That said, the paper also urged caution as it encouraged users to wait “a month or two” before taking the plunge.


Our friends over at Tech Radar have also been impressed with what they’ve seen thus far, stating “the sleek interface isn’t just eye candy; it’s functional, practical and delivers better performance.” It appears that the additions of things such as jump lists and Aero Peak have gone down a storm.


The Guardian has also waged in with plaudits, suggesting that “it looks like Vista and has the same plumbing but works much better,” summarising with: “Windows 7 is simply the best version of Windows you can get.”


The latest sales figures being banded about also seen to confirm that consumers have indeed turned a blind eye to the advice from Which? And other nay-sayers; The Times reports that Windows 7 is on course to break sales records. As well as already outselling the Nintendo Wii and final Harry Potter book on Amazon, Windows 7 has become the online retailers “biggest grossing pre-order product of all time”.


This latest news will be a real boon for Microsoft, helping them end a disappointing latter half of the decade on a positive note.

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