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COMPLEATLY HARD MMM REVIEW: In-depth Windows 7 Release Candidate

By MotorMachineMercenary in Technology
Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 01:16:14 AM EST
Tags: muh dick, awesomeness (all tags)

Recently it was time to do the semi-annual reinstall of XP to keep things running smoothly. Instead of slipping the XP SP2 disc in the tray, I thought I'll give Windows 7 Release Candidate a try. It has received an enthusiastic following already, and I wanted to see if it really is as good as people claim.

Below the fold my in-depth review of Windows 7 RC, along with an exciting multiple selection poll!


I've been using XP since almost the beginning, and decided to skip Vista due to the plethora of problems and DRM in it. Apparently Vista should be ok now, except it still requires quite a bit of hardware to run properly.

Now, I don't beta test software. I'd rather enjoy a fully working software, rather than do something for a for-profit company which I should get paid for. It's clear that geeks hate money, as they are willing to create free operating systems, and even support them for free. But I digress.

I did some research on Win7 RC, and it was promised to be a solid, rugged package - far beyond beta. To get it, one needs to give a working email address to MS - shockingly Mailinator was not blocked. Download was snap snappy, and after I procured a blank DVD - people still use removable media? -, burned it, and backed all my shit up, I was ready to go.

Installation was the smoothest I've experienced. The system didn't ask many stupid questions and recognized my hardware without a problem. Even my Creative Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty POS soundcard started working without any extra downloads, which was a shocker.

The UI is smooth. I think it's still called Aero, and it looks nice. You can drag a window to the top to maximize it, which is surprisingly useful. Dragging it to the side maximizes it to use half the screen, which is great for two Explorer windows for moving stuff around. The problem is that you have to use right-click context menu to open a second Explorer window, but that's a minor quibble.

After getting acquainted with the UI, it was time to start heavy lifting. I minimized everything - which is easily achieved by clicking on the bottom right corner - and started drawing rectangles on the background. I was immediately impressed by the soothing, light blue color of the rectangles. Not only that, the rectangles were translucent - not to be confused with XP's transparent rectangles. This means the rectangle actually gives a blue color cast to whatever your background is! Mine is a picture of Hilary Duff, and I could make all kinds of exciting compositions with the blue-hued rectangles.

I'm sure many of you are worried about the rectangle drawing performance, especially those with aging machines. I can assure you this will not be an issue. My Athlon 2000 - or is it 3000, never could remember - with nVidia GeFarce 6600GT is perfectly capable of smooth, unjerky rectangle drawing! In fact, I think the rectangle drawing performance was slightly better than in XP SP2, despite the impressive translucidity. And as is clear, it's more satisfying due to the color!

But drawing rectangles on the background is only entertaining for a while, so off to more serious stuff. I opened IE to download Firefox - the only thing IE is good for. The stupid program has some nag screen, which shows up every time you open it, unless you go through its questions. Die MS. I noticed the latest version of IE has tabbed browsing as well, so it might actually be good.

While I was waiting for FF to download, I continued drawing rectangles on the background. I was elated to see that the translucent - here's that word again! - edges of IE's program window worked with the rectangles. It's hard to explain, but you can actually see through the edges of the window to your background image while the rectangle is also visible! I was so excited about this, I didn't even notice FF had finished downloading - so engrossed in drawing rectangles on the background was I ^_^

After this euphoric moment, it was back to the grind. I opened two Exploder windows so I could migrate my backups back to my main HDD. Dragging one to the left edge, the other to the right, gave me a nice half-assed view of my computer. I went to my backup drive, and ctrl-A selected the 78 gigs of big-titty asian porn which I need constant access to. CTRL-C to copy, CTRL-V to paste to my main drive. Easy as Paris Hilton.

While the titties were being copied, I went looking for other shit I need to move - and to see if Win7 could multitask as well as people claim. Instead of using the keyboard this time, I thought I'd try with the mouse. I was again happy to notice that drawing rectangles works just as smoothly and colorfully inside Explorer! In no time I was drawing pro-grade rectangles, choosing files like there was no tomorrow! I could do it in each window while Windows was doing a lot of stuff, namely copying the porn. And there was not a glitch, not a delay - the rectangles appeared just as smoothly as if I wasn't multitasking!

After my computer was back to normal, and I had verified all systems are operational, I thought I'd check the customization options further. Right-clicking the background brings up the usual context-menu, and there's an item for "Personalize." And yes, you can draw rectangles with your right click - thank you Microsoft!!! There you can choose different themes. I went for Nature, which has a pleasant rose color theme. I chose SETI@Homo as my screensaver, which I had downloaded earlier with FF.

After personalizing, I needed to see how the new theme would impact drawing rectangles. I was rather dismayed to see that despite the Nature theme being rose-colored, the rectangles drawn were still blue! That's a serious oversight from MS software engineers. I'm inclined to think this glaring coding error is due to the Release Candidate nature of the program, and I trust they will fix this before "going gold.| I'm sure I wouldn't be the only who would forgo Win7 altogether if it wasn't fully rectangle drawing compliant! I mean, rose and blue don't even go together!

Well, that was all the time I've had with Win7 thus far. So to recap this in-depth review: rectangle drawing performance is impressive, and the visual aspect has been entirely overhauled. The rectangles are pleasantly used in other applications, namely Explorer. There was one serious flaw, which I trust will be fixed. To make sure, I filed a detailed bug report, wrote a forum post on three different Windows 7 forums - one of them official MS -, and discussed this bug with a very friendly and understanding customer care representative from sunny Mumbai, named Jonathan. While he couldn't promise me anything - it's company policy not to comment on unfinished product -, he assured me he would pass on the information to the "product development department." I would like to urge everyone reading this to do the same - this would be a deal-breaker, and surely we don't want Microsoft to go through another Vista debacle!

VERDICT: MMM. Windows 7 is a big step-up from Windows XP, installs quickly and painlessly, and it works well even on older hardware. Its improvements are mainly cosmetic and minor, but it seems to be more stable and modern. Don't expect any ground-breaking new features, though. But here's hoping we'll get polygon-drawing in Windows 8!

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COMPLEATLY HARD MMM REVIEW: In-depth Windows 7 Release Candidate | 29 comments (24 topical, 5 editorial, 0 hidden)
wipo (3.00 / 10) (#2)
by Jobst of Moravia on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 01:48:20 AM EST

golden ratio

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moar like golden showers amirite (3.00 / 4) (#21)
by I Did It All For The Horse Cock on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 06:20:28 PM EST




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[ Parent ]
mos deff (none / 0) (#28)
by Jobst of Moravia on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 01:40:11 AM EST


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[ Parent ]

Totally with this review (2.00 / 3) (#3)
by Wen Jian on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 08:19:42 AM EST

I am also fucked off because my grahics tablet (which worked just fine in XP) is not supported in Vista. Who the fuck to those guys think they are? I bet that Wacom pay for free handjobs for all those MS coders on like a weekly basis or something.
It was an experiment in lulz. - Rusty
gay story (2.50 / 4) (#4)
by Nimey on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 09:37:16 AM EST


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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

At least Microsoft (3.00 / 3) (#5)
by tdillo on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 09:44:33 AM EST

isn't needing a bail-out or going into bankruptcy even though Windows is like the software equivalent of an HUMMER.

(and not the good kind of hummer either)

BTW; Excellent review! I will utilize this report in the disposition of software acquisitions going forward.

The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood.Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.


OTOH (3.00 / 2) (#7)
by Nimey on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 12:59:39 PM EST

Ballmer threatened to up stakes to another country if corporate-tax laws change so they can't evade taxes like they have been.
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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]
I thought Microsoft collected tax (none / 0) (#12)
by tdillo on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 03:41:11 PM EST

that's what my buds say whenever they buy computers to install their rock hard Linuxes into.

The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood.Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.


[ Parent ]
An opportunity, wasted /nt (none / 0) (#24)
by ksandstr on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 07:13:19 AM EST



Fin.
[ Parent ]
You said 'going forward' (3.00 / 7) (#8)
by MichaelCrawford on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 01:06:41 PM EST

What's next? "Core Competency?"


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Live your fucking life. Sue someone on the Internet. Write a fucking music player. Like the great man Michael David Crawford has shown us all: Hard work, a strong will to stalk, and a few fries short of a happy meal goes a long way. -- bride of spidy


[ Parent ]

Great! I hope it facilitates leveraging synergies! (3.00 / 5) (#10)
by MotorMachineMercenary on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 01:21:14 PM EST

nut tug.

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[ Parent ]
I believe it IS free for like a year (3.00 / 12) (#6)
by tdillo on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 10:03:18 AM EST

but I heard that even after it expires there is a number you can call and Microsoft will extend the preview period.

You have to tell them you are downgrading to XP.

If you tell them you are re-installing Linux they will mail you the RTM version with license for free.

If you tell them you are buying a Mac they will do all the above as well as offer you a job.

The stories and information posted here are artistic works of fiction and falsehood.Only a fool would take anything posted here as fact.


How big is 1MB in Windows Vista in bytes? (3.00 / 6) (#9)
by GhostOfTiber on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 01:13:41 PM EST


[Nimey's] wife's ass is my cocksheath. - undermyne

11 (none / 0) (#23)
by mirko on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 06:52:35 AM EST

42 is for no-livers only.
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Finally I managed to make the decision that I would work on it. - MDC
we had to huddle together - trane
[ Parent ]
tl ;dr (none / 0) (#11)
by Pentashagon on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 03:40:32 PM EST

windows 7 beta actually worked under linux-kvm, which means Linux >>> Windows or something.  Blah blah, Vista with the bruises, cigarette burns, and black eyes covered with sloppy makeup.  Same trashy ho underneath.

good windows! (3.00 / 2) (#13)
by United Fools on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 03:45:34 PM EST

rectangular windows must be good!

Not sure for polygon windows...

We are united, we are fools, and we are America!

I only use PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE (3.00 / 2) (#17)
by Pentashagon on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 01:24:23 PM EST

Except all the utilities I need that the closed source community is too incompetent to produce.

I've been enjoying build 7100 (none / 0) (#18)
by Del Griffith on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 02:46:48 PM EST

it's like the rebirth of WINOS2.

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I...I like me. My wife likes me. My customers like me. Because I'm the real article. What you see is what you get. - Me


WIPO: Square="All of the above"$ (none / 0) (#22)
by mirko on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 05:16:59 AM EST


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Finally I managed to make the decision that I would work on it. - MDC
we had to huddle together - trane
Had an interesting experience with 7 (none / 0) (#25)
by Wain on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 08:20:00 AM EST

my firewire audio interface...works great in Beta.

Doesn't work at all in RC.  Hoping RC2 will resolve the issue.

i like the boob stuff > rectangles. (none / 0) (#26)
by the77x42 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 03:32:00 PM EST




"We're not here to educate. We're here to point and laugh." - creature
"You have some pretty stupid ideas." - indubitable ‮

Blah, Windows is windows is windows (none / 0) (#27)
by jamedy on Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 05:12:16 PM EST


Microsoft should give everyone that has Windows Vista a free, of HUGELY DISCOUNTED VERSION, of Windows 7.

Geesh.

They call that big in asia? NT (none / 0) (#29)
by fn0rd on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 06:52:47 PM EST

no, seriously. NT.

This fatwa brought to you by the Agnostic Jihad

2009 is the year of Linux on the Desktop (none / 0) (#30)
by Ron Paul on Sun Jun 14, 2009 at 01:21:07 AM EST

lol

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