I got a really good deal on a legit copy of Win7 Pro 64 and so far I'm not all that impressed.
There are a few nice conveniences:
- I was able to put a folder in the quick-launch toolbar which is convenient for my uses and I didn't have in XP (it may be possible to do this in XP though)
- The search feature in the Start Menu seems fairly convenient
- I could see breadcrumbs in W.E. being really convenient after I get a little more used to it
- It seemed easy to make Win7 play nice with my SSD
Pretty minimal stuff though...
I miss the up-front nature of XP. To me at least, it seemed a lot easier to access all types of settings. I'm sure familiarity is a huge factor here, but 7 seems to really be trying to hide a lot of the controls that many people don't ever use. I don't care about nifty new themes and visual effects in 7. Previews on the task bar, etc. Whatever.
I haven't figured out how to allow each folder to retain its unique view settings yet. Overall, it seems like a fairly sleek skin for the XP I know and love, a skin I think I could largely do without.
Thinking about going back to XP (in 64 bit). Anyone want to convince me otherwise? Is there more going on behind the scenes than I may realize?
Edited by xmf, 08 September 2011 - 03:04 AM.