I am giving it a second shot because i need to test my companies software out on it. I am installing on sun's virtualbox.
12:38 disk is in. I chose custom install.
12:42 It is a two step process apparently
- Takes about 35 seconds
1:06 Restart number 2 not a big fan of the starting windows screen with the dancing coloured orbs
1:07 Checking video performance (i kinda love the progress bar on the bottom)
1:08 User setup
1:08 Key entering. The little blue ring is almost as anoying as the swirling beach ball.
1:11 Network setup. I thought they were supposed to have made this easier? Homegroups were supposed to be a big selling point but as of right now it seems like a big pain in my ass. Now there is fucking randomly generated password that decides group access. So if someone comes over with a laptop to your place not only will they need a wireless access key but they will need your homegroup key? This is silly. I went with the business network option.
1:13 Preparing my desktop
1:16 Hello fishy
1:18 Desktop and personal settings are good to go and it looks like im setup.
This was overall much smoother and seems to work well on the virtual machine. The instalation process was so much better than vista. But at this point in the game is being better than vista enough?
After installing windows 7 on my machine at home I had tons of driver issues and no wireless even though i was using a common linksys wireless card. Funny thing is that was the same problem I had with vista. At this point I am begining to suspect that this is a lighter version of the same garbage microsoft has been shipping for years now. Only with an updated user interface and new branding. Networking seems to have all the same old problems as vista did. If you had driver problems with vista you likely still will.
What worries me the most is that this is the Ultimate version of the software the more limited versions may be even worse than this. Yes it is better than vista. But really when it comes to user friendlieness i think microsoft needs to look at more than just stealing apple's user interface systems and attempt to have things like networking and hardware installation "just work" like my macbook.