If you weren’t one of the lucky ones who got their hands on a copy of Windows 7 beta last month, you might not be aware that it’s actually a decent Operating System. As Dave mentioned earlier today, there was somewhat of a Freudian slip this week by a PC manufacturer, detailing the ship date for Windows 7 to be this Fall. Now there’s some more good news: There will be new visual changes to the final release of 7 that were not seen in the beta version.
Engadget reports that over 2,000 bug fixes will be implemented thanks to the millions of downloaders of the Windows 7 Beta build last month. At one point, they even were receiving one bug report every 15 seconds for a week straight! Now that’s some helpful users! Truth be told, I’ve been using Windows 7 on and off since the beginning of the year.
I actually haven’t really seen a bug that was game-ending for me, and can’t think of anything on the top of my head that didn’t function right. Media Center works amazingly with my Xbox, libraries are REALLY functional and the Taskbar is awesome. I can’t wait until programs are made for 7 so the Aero Peak (for Firefox tabs) and Jumplists (any program) can be optimized for programs other than Microsoft’s. So no, I didn’t help.. but I did enjoy the OS!
Also, Lifehacker has a sneak peak of some of the updates. For instance, that the ever-friendly ALT-Tab option in the final release will have the Aero Peak ability. Keystroke-mongrels like myself will love this feature, as its so much easier than switching off to your mouse to see a page you’re referencing or what have you.
There are all kinds of behind the scenses updates as well as some other visual ones that will see, so follow the link to read more!content from single.php