I came across this article: Reasons to skip Windows 7 Beta download
As many of you know, I’m a hardcore Mac guy - but I wasn’t always this way. My experiences with Windows Vista sent me over the edge, prompting me to add the “hardcore” next to my “Mac guy” title. Still, I was excited to hear that Microsoft is releasing a beta download of Windows 7 on Friday - a move that might slow the switch-to-Mac momentum out there if the beta testers offer positive reviews. Just this morning, I thought about looking for my own Vista notebook. (My wife put it away after I was ready to literally toss it out of a second-floor window.)Read the rest of the article here
But then I decided against the download and install. Given what I now know about the process, it already seems to be more trouble than its worth. Consider the following:
My opinion on the article:
First of all I personally think the guy is a typical Mac fanboy. He clearly announces it in the first sentence of the article. And some of the reasons why he suggests skipping Windows 7 Beta seem superfluous; he mentions things like "be prepared to lose data" since all beta software has the potential to mess things up and he also quotes Ed Bott, who was speculating (i.e. guessing)
when he said "good luck finding drivers for your hardware."
And the final thing that removes most credibility from the guy for me is this quote:
I know, I know. Many of you are probably thinking that I’m biased because I’ve gulped down Apple’s Kool-Aid and probably have already been labeled a Windows Hater. But I wasn’t always like this - Windows made me this way. That’s what made me switch - before switching was cool.
He says he switched to Macs before switching was cool, but in the second sentence of the article he says he became a hardcore Mac user because Vista drove him crazy. Is he serious? It was very
cool to switch to Macs after Vista came out.