Is Windows 7 any different?
I realize that I may not know enough, but does Windows 7 offer any radically different stuff? I mean I am one of the few people who likes Vista, but how exactly is Windows 7 more than a sort of addon? I always feel that instead of a new OS, Windows 7 is what Vista wanted to be. We were promised a completely redesigned and different OS by Microsoft a while ago and I don't really thing they're delivering again.
Sure, it looks better, it's possibly faster, it might even have some cool new tech under the hood, but in the end I don't really care, and I doubt 98% of the end users care. Aeroshake is a nice innovation and the other special actions, taskbar stuff, it shows the company is thinking about users finally, but is it doing enough? I can't really see the awesome breakthroughs, the innovations, radical new ways of OS design. I'm starting to think Microsoft would rather stay with the old and at least keep most of their market, then go for something new and risk it.
With even free OS-s like Ubuntu starting not only to catch up, but surpass Microsoft Windows in many ways, perhaps it's time to start thinking differently, since in the long run Windows won't stand a chance. 3 years ago I couldn't get my internet connection to work with Ubuntu, I couldn't read Windows partitions, the software available was limited or for tech savvy people. Now ubuntu is more plug and play than Windows! Microsoft better starp on a pair or they will be in real trouble.That being said I like Windows 7, but I don't see the radicaly changes I thought would come.