In a post from Dell product strategist Daniel Judd, the major PC/Server maker are liking Windows 7.
They have tested 100’s of machines with the Windows 7 Beta code and have found the following:
– On many systems we are seeing noticeable improvements in boot to desktop times (versus Vista)
– Almost all existing Vista drivers are working – great sign in terms of compatibility
– Vista Application compatibility is promising as well (including the IE 8 compatibility mode)
– Transcoding (ripping) media files is faster than Vista
…and this information certainly fits in with the positive response I have been seeing in the blogosphere of late.
Now I just wish it was May and I could get my hands on a copy of the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) code!
Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP