Reviews so far of Windows 7 seem remarkably good, and the software is still in beta testing. It shouldn't be too great a surprise. I'm not the first to suggest that Windows 7 seems a cleaned-up version of Vista, much like the successful Windows XP was to the clunky Windows 2000.
Even David Pogue at the New York Times, a huge Mac fan, wrote glowingly of the successor to Vista
But I've not seen praise that tops that in today's Digital Home blog by Don Reisinger:
...after using the beta (a term I use lightly, since this so-called beta is better than anything Microsoft ever shipped as Vista "Gold"), I can say with the utmost certainty that Windows 7 isn't only the best operating system I've used in the past decade, it might be my favorite of all time. And as a person with four Macs staring me in the face as I write this, that's something I never thought I'd say.
He cautions that Microsoft could still screw things up. Features in Vista's beta disappeared in the final code, and problems arose:
Regardless, the Windows 7 beta provided me with an unparalleled experience. From install to surfing the Web, it's fantastic.
I don't usually mess with beta software. But I'm going to find time to try Windows 7.