Well, I’ve finally made the switch to a new computer running the latest 64 bit version of Windows 7. I have a new Intel Quad Core i7 920 based development machine and I have to say that so far I’m impressed. The whole OS feels really sharp and responsive, even with the full Aero theme running.
The first two apps to be installed were Firefox and Thunderbird. Both of these apps installed in less than a second!! The speed is literally staggering in comparison to my old single core 2.4Ghz Athlon 64 machine.
The new tweaks to the Windows UI are really nice, the jump menus are a really nice addition as are all the window docking options. I always disliked the way XP handled arranging multiple windows, feels much tighter and ‘thought through’ in Windows 7.
With all that said I have seen a few BSODs!! However, it is totally unfair to blame either than PC hardware or Windows 7 for this as it appears that my MOTU Travelers 64bit drivers are the source of these blue screens. I have just installed a newer set of drivers which were released on the 10th March so I’m about to give these a try and see it the systems behaves better.
All in all this is a very big thumbs up from here.