But what makes Windows 7 different from previous releases? First of all, Windows 7 has proved in a relatively short time span that itís no dog, and no Vista for that matter. Vista suffered all the incompatibilities and supposedly necessary transition needed to open the path for a next generation OS. In the process, the average PC also became much faster.
Furthermore, consider thisÖ over 90% of PCs worldwide rely on Windows. A big chunk of those computers are still running XP or even older versions. A majority of businesses didnít go for Vista and are now showing more willingness to move to 7 eventually, which will also require more modern hardware. Finally, in the consumer end, a majority of the PCs currently running Vista came with the OS pre-installed, and that hardware is more than capable to handle 7, one less obstacle that is showing in preliminary sales statistics for retail boxed versions of the new OS.
In this edition of our weekend open forum we ask you: Have you upgraded to Windows 7 yet? If yes, whatís your favorite feature so far? If not, whatís keeping you from doing so?
Note: This is the last news story that applies for our current Acer Aspire One giveaway. The winner will be announced this Sunday.