just updated to windows 7.
it is pretty nice, has the xp compatibility, with the vista look and theme.
Now there is a security risk if you get M$ Windows 7 ultimate, mine came with the update software to run XP within a VM.
It is windows slider, I believe is the name.
It has a flaw within the security, it has to bridge a connection using XP kernel when using this virtual machine.
So to those who update to windows 7, do not update the XP kernel that allows you to use XP in its own memory space.
This will cause a serious flaw in your security.
Granted this is more for those who run a home network, with a DNS, DHCP, and ADS active.
The XP kernel cannot allow updates to the group policies applied.
This is more for the security aspects of a big corporation.
My computer now starts up in under 1 minute. That is from POST to windows screen.
Windows 7 itself has more security than both Vista and XP combined.
It does run on a duel kernel system, that is how it allows XP features to be enabled.
I would suggest to all of my friends who run Vista, or XP Pro SP3 to upgrade to Windows 7.
It works great as a stand alone version, my fiance’s machine found my bluray software when I shared it with no problem, as had all of the other computers in my network.
To me and my geeky nature that was kinda neat. I run 3 bluray players from my machine, 2 refurbs I repaired, and 1 a gift from a friend.
The limitations of sharing drives and consecutive sessions Max8 and Max20 from XP pro and Vista, are revamped so I can have a min-max as low as 1 as high as 100.
In case anyone was wondering this is a good idea to upgrade.
This is from an IT professional who is Vista Certified, XP certified, and as soon as the test becomes available with my current certs. I will become 7 certified, they will have to reissue the exam once the XP VM security issue is tackled so I am waiting.
On a side note:
How is everyone been?
My fiance moved in, her folks have been pretty cool.
Bought me and her an entire dish set, and a 3K bedroom set, that is all antiqued oak.
Had to move a friend from her house in an abusive relationship, her b/f was demeaning her so I helped her move.
Took six of us 4 hrs to clear out an entire house of her stuff.
Which was basically everything, except for a small TV, the stove, and 1 laptop.
3 vans, a truck, and a Subaru Forester.