Windows 7 Hype

There seems to be quite a lot of this around today. Various news sources are ramping up the fufara and fanfare for or about Windows 7. I have installed the Release Candidate of Windows 7 on my QX9650 powered workstation. I am not terribly impressed. Windows Vista and Windows 7 have a feature called Relibility Reporting. This allows an Administrative user to see how often Windows has issues, their severity, and gives a 10 point scale of your system’s reliability.

On Windows 7, my system is operating at the 5 level of reliability. In 15 days it has had 8 days when there was a critical system error. Same hardware running Fedora 11 or Windows XP x64 has exhibited no major errors. The cost of Windows 7 is expected to be about the same as Windows Vista. Fedora 11 costs the same as Fedora 10. It’s free. Even Mac OS isn’t quite that inexpensive.