Dell: Windows 7 Beta is promising

Posted on Tuesday, April 07 2009 @ 19:51 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dell blogger Daniel Judd reveals on Direct2Dell that the PC vendor has been testing Windows 7 Beta on hundreds of Dell systems over the last month. Judd says the results are promising, the operating system is noticeably faster than Vista and the driver compatibility is very good:
Here’s a peek into what we are seeing when testing:

  • 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

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