Back to DVDFab 8.1 for a minute, I have noticed that when selecting the source (my external USB DVD drive) it rejects the disk as unreadable the first time and then it automatically pops up like it did previously with the region selection window and works fine. Not a big problem, just a very minor annoyance and may very well be my computer not DVDFab.
I very seriously doubt that Windows 7 is really faster than XP, although I have no proof at this point. I expect the major difference is the improved hardware rather than changes to the OS. Most people are getting 7 by purchasing new computers with much better hardware. For the most part I think 7 is better, but in some ways the original windows was better than the more recent versions, mostly in the increased reliance on the registry, rather than .ini files. Between this and all the new features I think users get robbed of a good portion of their investment in new hardware for features that are mostly useless. There are a lot of "Usability" features that are installed as a default that most of the poputation will never use and also cause problems with other software. It is a great option, but it seems like they are punishing everyone to save the few the trouble of installing the extra features they need. Unfortunately I think lawyers have a lot to do with this, probably as a direct result of the fines and penalties from the EU. It still amazes me the things Microsoft has been heavily fined for and Apple gets away with far worse.
I know a lot of people that honestly think MAC OS is 10,000 times better than windows, but MAC is designed to work on 3 or 4 different computers with very few options, Windows is designed to work on thousands of different configurations. That is the big difference to me, choice to make changes as I see fit. I could never purchase a device where I had to buy every piece of software from the manufacturer, or never upgrade, yet people praise Apple for it.
I have a few more hours while DVDFab completes it's current batch then I can get started with the fun....