I’m running Win7 on both of my primary computers.
My primary desktop a C2Q machine runs 64bit Pro, and I just
installed 64bit Home premium on my Notebook.
I had been running 32bit Ultimate on my notebook, but in the year I’ve had it set-up that way there were some repetitive bugs with Media player and an inability to get full Bluetooth functionality.
Getting bored over the new years weekend led me to dig out an empty
notebook drive and run 7HomePrem x64 onto the computer and bluetooth
actually worked correctly without any effort at all, so tuesday morning playing with it revealed that the Windows Explorer file management bug that mostly affected library management in explorer didn’t exsist with the new installation I “Activated” the installation and "burned my bridges behind me "by cloning over my 32bit ultimate installation with a back-up copy of the 64bit Home.
Last month I set my 76 year old father up with a dual-core Windows 7 machine and over newyears I finally succumed to his constant carping & whining about wanting XP back and simply handed him a system drive with a complete XP-Pro setup for that particular machine
(I already had it I just wanted him to live with windows 7 for a month)
I’ve downloaded all the versions of Windows 8 but have not gotten further than burning the 64bit version to a DVD+R disc.
But being honest I fully expect Windows 8 to be “less than optimal” as I’m well aware that has a track record of M$ only getting it “right” every other time.
But to the real point that has relevance to this topic it has taken nearly years to get completely used to Windows 7 and get most of my machines properly set up running it I’m in no rush to “Early adopt” something else unless there is some significant feature or functionality that I’ve just “got to have”
I am NOT one of those lemming like “Early adopters” that just HAS TO HAVE the newest thing (whatever it is) purely to impress my friends or just to have it.
Frankly I didn’t adopt windows 7 until I saw ALL of my favorite applications running correctly in win7.
I’ll be honest in saying that was dragged screaming and kicking from Windows 2000, by force of the browsers that would run in W2K
having their support by websites dropped. THAT was what forced me to go to XP, my shifting onwards from XP was about not wanting to go through that again on anyone’s scheduel but my own.
So when a new IE cam out that was NOT supported in XP
I started looking for another chair, because I don’t want to
be the one without a seat when the music stops.
I’m neither a “Stick in the mud” nor an “early adopter”.
But I like to keep my amused detachment intact for watching
either group… from a discrete distance.
But from my point of view I just changed and I don’t want to start doing it again quite so fast, I strongly suspect most other people feel the same way.