Well, I botched my Ubuntu install when I attempted to upgrade to 8.10. So I got a bit discourage and haven’t repaired it yet. And lately my XP installation has been doing some funky things. It’s been almost three years since I last reformatted, and for me I think that might be a record. I was usually wiping everything clean once or twice a year.
So since I was in the market for a fresh install, and the Windows 7 Beta is available free to the public, I figured why not. So here I am posting from it. Installing it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, but that wasn’t Microsoft’s fault. Since my hardware is so ancient (a couple years old) the company that made my motherboard decided that surely NO ONE would be running Vista on this hardware. So after I got Win7 installed, I realized there’s no drivers available. Luckily I was able to rob a driver from a newer revision of my board to get the ethernet working, and Windows Update took care of the rest!
It’s a bit slower than XP was, but considering my RAM barely meets the minimum requirements I’m not too suprised. I’ll experiment with it for a while and decide whether I’ll stick with it. Too soon to tell now.