Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’


Windows | Posted by epistasis
Aug 10 2009

Ok so I’ve just moved house and I’m currently settling into a new place…

This weekend I will be getting my hands on a ‘legit’ RTM version of Windows 7, so I’ll be evaluating that for a while now. Will probably give my opinion during next week.

Likely going to try and find myself a cheap, low-spec 64-bit machine so that I can try out sever 08 R2 on it..

Windows 7 </3 IE8

Windows 7 | Posted by epistasis
Mar 06 2009

Hmm, so Microsoft have confirmed that users of Windows 7 will be able to ‘turn on or off’ Internet Explorer. Or have they? Turning off IE8 in Windows 7 seemingly does what was already possible – that is, simply deletes the iexplore.exe file. This is hardly ‘disabling’ the browser, as many DLLs and other parts of the browser still remain, not to mention that Windows will probably ask you a thousand times if you’re sure you want to disable it.

I think it’s fairly safe to say that the only reason Microsoft are doing this is to appease Brussels. They’ve got the anti-trust case over including IE with Windows and this is a quickfix.. or should I say hotfix. Oh it makes sense now.. if it’s a hotfix.. it’s meant to be rubbish.

Anyway, I’m going to toddle off and find a copy of build 7048 now and check out the differences between it and the public beta (build 7000). Wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

Windows 7 Beta

Windows 7 | Posted by epistasis
Jan 28 2009

I am currently evaluating the Windows 7 Beta. Please watch this space for my review on it!