Thursday, March 18, 2010

How do you like Windows 7

Not to promote Microsoft Windows 7 :p Just some initial sharing on using it. Every time I see this 7, it will reminded me of Stephen Chow's movie CJ 7 长江7号 :p

From a user standpoint, the graphic is nice, and it is much faster compared to Vista. The user access security is less annoying compared to Vista also. I actually have not explore Vista much, just once or twice. One thing I found a bit frustrated is during user log in, I have to type the domain name by myself. Maybe this is done for security purpose, but if your PC name is not meaningful e.g. PSY12MB04 (could be assigned by your company IT :p ).

I saw some improvement on MS Paint, and the Snip Tool seems useful for me, I don't have to worry to run PrintKey in Windows 7 now. But I still prefer PrintKey, easier to use.

If running 32 bit application on 64 bit system, if your program failed to be installed, right click on the installer package and set the compatibility setting, let it run in older OS version e.g. XP.

From a programmer or software engineer perspective, it is just too troublesome to programming in 64 bit in terms of file system and registry view. The code posted by Microsoft doesn't seems to work at all :( Microsoft...

More to come, after I explore more.

4 comments:

NG YIH YOUNG said...

i am using windows 7 since it launched. so far so good. if compare with vista, then windows 7 is brilliant! Vista sucks!

mk said...

haha. how is it compared to XP?
XP works very good for me now so I am a bit reluctant to upgrade :p

NG YIH YOUNG said...

as for my opinion, XP is the most stable os that i had experienced. Windows 7 also ok. u can consider upgrade ur system la. if not, u r totally out, haha...

mk said...

hehe depends on my company IT :)