So the reasons you should buy W7 is because it installs fairly quickly and it works a bit better than Vista???
At the new job I've got Windows 7 and it's nice to know that the maxim about not complaining because things could be worse certainly applies.
Vista is excrement, pure and simple; when they screw up the interface so much that nothing stays how I left it and there manic insistence that grouping things alphabetically is the only way. I'm not 4, I can tell in a list of words where the As stop and the Bs start (or is that A's and B's ???) I don't need a line and pointless space being taken up.
And next time I go into the directory it'll have changed what columns are there again and how the items are viewed.
The search disfunctionality!!! If someone can explain how they came up with the idea of listing the folder path in semi-reverse order
instead of "c:\a\b\c\d" you get "d(c:\a\b\c)"
In what reality does that make sense???
It starts searching as soon as you type, then stutters along while trying to keep up with the full thing you're typing in. WAIT. Let me finish typing before you start, the button is there after all which should let me do this.
The paperclip has taken over the operating system
So along comes W7 and my god they've proved that you can't polish a turd.
The reviews of Windows 7 all concentrate on piffle...you shake a window and the others minimize and if you have a touchscreen (I don't know anyone with one, do you?) you can ...touch the screen :-O
What about having the power button replaced with the Button of Screaming Death. Instead of it popping up a page saying, log off, restart & shutdown there's a button with which a single click does one thing...you can set that one thing but windows update (i presume) keeps changing it to "Shut down" because it wants to restart AGAIN. To restart/log off/etc. you have to click on the tiny drop down next to the button...just don't miss or poof and the computer turns off mad
To the left of this is the search button which you CANNOT TURN OFF. I wouldn't mind so much but you can turn off it's ability to search and pretty much everything else it's supposed to do, but you can't get rid of it. If I can stop it doing anything, why can't I get rid of it altogether? And the clear search button is jammed right next to the Button of Screaming Death so 1 false move and poof the computer turns off AGAIN
That and the groupby colums at the header of the columns in explorer mean that you've got to play mouse sniper to make sure you get the right thing otherwise...screaming pain. AGAIN
You used to be able to position items in folders like you do on the desktop. Not any more.
In explorer there's an option to turn off the tree view on in the left panel tracking where you're navigating in the right. Why? and why when I expand a directory in the tree view by double clicking on the directory name scroll the window up so you can't see the tree you've just expanded?
The UI is as broken as it was in Vista, but now, more so
The system tray...you want to minimize something, feel free but then you've got to go and customize the notifications for each application so you can get it back.
You can move the items round on the task bar which is handy but if you've got 2 of the same program open, they're nailed together.So I can't put one copy of studio next to the word doc that the spec in and another next to a word doc with related material in.
So the only vaguely good idea is half-baked.
I'd got quite used to the side bar and found some of the gadgets handy in their block on the side of the screen, so if you maximized, you could see the gadgets.
W7 gadgets just float around without the sidebar, so they either get in the way or you can't see them. half-bakedness incarnate.
I want to know what colour crayons the designers used to make this pile of poop
There may be a better user interface than the windows 95 interface which basically this still is. But breaking, buggering and generally annihilating user interface rules and any sense of logic means that vista & W7 are moving us farther from it.