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Now that Windows 7 is out we can put all the predictions to the test. While some have opted to stick it out with XP, everyone else that upgraded from Vista is having a ball. So if you're a Vista user and you still didn't get your Windows 7 upgrade, what are you waiting for? I've written several blog posts about Windows 7 but now it's time for you to try it yourself. To recap, Microsoft is selling an Upgrade from Vista for $119.99 while a clean installation will cost you $199.99. You have an $80 dollar difference, but even if you've got XP, a clean installation is still well worth it. Bill Gates (whether in a sarcastic manner or a rare moment of candor) implied that Windows 7 might be one of the most premature things that Microsoft has ever released but with the current reactions, there should be very little to improve upon.
So what should keep you from buying the best OS Microsoft has so far?
Actually, the only reason why you shouldn’t get it yet is that better hardware is coming out. Intel, arguably the leading brand in processors today, is soon coming out with their latest line of processors and i9 is going to be the fastest of the set but you need to wait for 2010. We have Intel i7 now, but 2010 just might be worth the wait. Windows 7 can run okay on the hardware that we have today, but I'd rather have the latest processor hwne it comes out.
This is going to be a problem for the casual users out there who own pre-built computers.
A lot of people own pre-built computers and what's more is that even more people don't know how to assemble, upgrade or install new hardware. If you know someone who can do the work for you, great. Building your own computer from parts that you buy individually can save you a lot of money. It can be pretty easy if you take the time to learn how to build it, but I'd like to advise some caution. You might break something or you might hurt yourself. If you can take the time to learn, there's a site you can got to that can explain things in a very simple manner. PCityourself is going to be your best friend if you're willing to let it be your best friend.
Other than that reason, I don't think that you should keep yourself from getting Windows 7 (unless you really just prefer Mac). It’s has been getting very positive reviews so it’s definitely worth checking out. Windows stores have opened all over the country so you should drop by for a visit and test the OS.
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Jego Goldstein is a successful Computer Analyst who has been testing and developing software for many years. Learn how to master Microsoft Excel with this VIDEO COURSE . Click here for more information about Easy Excel Basics.