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Windows 7: How happy are early adopters?

What early adopters think of Microsoft's new OS

Microsoft's latest OS is barely even two months olds, yet early adopters have given Windows 7 the thumbs up. We look at why they're happy and any issues they've got.

"Since You Asked..."

We ended our survey by letting respondents provide free-form comments about Windows 7. Hundreds did - including additional praise, unsparing criticism, and mixed verdicts. Here's a sampling of what they had to say.

The Good
"I wish Microsoft on UPDATE TUESDAY would push through a survey like this. I mean I know they have 'back end' stuff that reports to them about my PC.

BUT why not just force through an OPTIONAL survey people would take. I AM AN APPLE GUY. But I LOVE Windows 7.

I updated an XP Machine to Vista and my life with Windows went to hell. Windows 7 IS A way closer solution for XP to Vista non converts. I am happy with my PC again. ALSO I would just like to mention, the world can't afford new HIGH END PC's every YEAR. I am using A Pentium 4 with EMT64/HT. Be nice if people at Microsoft realised this is still a customer."

"I have been testing Windows 7 since the Beta in January, and my experience has been extremely positive. Features that didn't work good for me in Windows Vista, such as Sleep, work perfectly in Windows 7 on the same machine. And while I have not needed to run any legacy programs in XP mode, I use it extensively for application and website testing in older browsers. The integration in the start menu is just great. I'm lovin' it!"

"It really is everything Vista should have been at the get go."

"Love it. Absolutely love it. Haven't been this excited about a Windows release since Win98. (XP was too buggy for me to be excited for at launch.)"

"It's the first version of Windows I'm actually happy to use."

"It does what I want it to do, and feels like wearing an old hat - it just fits."

"I'd say that Windows 7 is probably the best version of Windows ever. I still like (Snow) Leopard much better, and I also prefer Linux - for political reasons, and because it's better suited for much of the geek stuff I do. But overall, I like W7 a lot.
Sleek, nimble, fast, compatible."

"The upgrade process went extremely well, I have to admit I was surprised when compared to other Windows upgrades I have performed."

"It just works - I have no complaints. The fact I don't think about it while I work tells me it's doing its job."

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  1. We look at just what early adopters think of Microsoft's new OS
  2. Getting up and running
  3. Judging the features
  4. Comparing and contrasting
  5. Since you asked
  6. The bad...
  7. The mixed

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