Yeah, thanks for the linkt, nontroppo - there were a few nice things there.
Btw, I really love the new taskbar. It might be *cough*
by OS X (although I think the jumplists and other stuff goes beyond that?), but I don't really care. The important thing is that it's a good step forward, and that it finally feels right
to dock the bar to the edge of the screen rather than the bottom.
Unfortunately, I haven't found a virtual-cd application that works with Win7 yet. MagicDisc
installs, but hangs when you try accessing the virtual CD (fortunately only hangs the app that tries accessing, but that's bad enough if you use explorer for file managing). Daemon-Tools doesn't even install, but at least you get a warning that it's incompatible. This sucks a bit since I install most of my software from ISO images - the original discs are in safe storage.edit:
obviously virtual-cd stuff is not needed in vmware, since that has the capability built-in. But I've done an install to real hardware, on my testbox (core2duo E6550@2.33GHz
, 2x1024meg DDR2-800 ram, old and not superfast 160gig maxtor SATA drive). The install took 27 minutes from initial boot until the desktop was ready, the system seems to run great (although I have to install and test stuff like Visual Studio
), and the Experience Index gives the following stats:
Gaming gr: 3,4
Yeah, onboard intel IGM graphics - but Aero feels very smooth on it.