There is an expression you may be familiar with that goes something like “I have forgotten more about <insert subject> than you will ever know.” I am sure I heard it in a movie or something. Well, it might be true of Windows 7, at least for now.
I have been running 7 for several days now and these are things I had to setup more than once:
- Network Printer
- Wireless Internet Connection
- Internet Explorer 8 Setup
These are things that usually only have to be setup once and then Windows just remembers the settings and allows you so connect to the Internet, surf with IE and print when needed. I don’t know of another version of Windows that didn’t remember the settings like Windows 7.
This is not a big deal if you know how to do it, but if you rely on a computer guy (Try Brian Haines – (954) 434-1968) to set these up for you then you might be disappointed that Windows 7 forgets more than you know about computers.
This should not be viewed as a verdict about Windows 7 as every release of a new operating system has a list of issues that get worked out via Windows Update. I do expect that this will be fixed in an update, but until it does you should not make the switch.
I would like to add that I am pleased with Windows 7. It seems to perform better than I expected. It is still to early to tell, but so far, so good. I expected performance to be much closer to Windows Vista – 7 is clearly better.