I loaded up the recent release candidate of Windows 7 on my desktop two days ago. Despite being dedicated to running Ubuntu I still need to be familiar with Windows because I support it at work and on customers computers.
My desktop has the following specs:
- E6600 processor (2.4Ghz)
- 4GB of ram
- 2x 320GB Seagate HDs (sata)
- Intel DP965LT motherboard
- Nvidia 8800GTS 320
I have to admit I was shocked Windows 7 actually had drivers for all of my hardware upon first install. That was a first for a Windows OS; usually I have to download drivers for my Nvidia graphics card. After using Vista since release I do have to admit that Windows 7 has made some changes to the UI that are pleasing to the eye, but they have done little to improve the productivity of the UI. To be honest I prefer the Gnome interface with a bit of compiz tossed in. For the dedicated Windows crowd it is a nice upgrade but depending on the price Microsoft charges it may not be worth it.