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Offline randym431

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Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« on: March 21, 2009, 01:08:23 AM »
WIndows 7 is getting closer to a final release.

Here:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-7-Build-7057-RC-110-Screenshots-Gallery-106799.shtml

you can read up and view some screens & new wallpapers included.
MS is not offering this beta release #7057 on their site, like they were in the past,
but RC 7057 can be found searching around the net.
7057 is free. You can still get free activation keys at the main microsoft windows 7 site,
and this one does not expire until 2010.
Some of the new wallpapers are pretty wild...!!!

(more info at)
 
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-7-Build-7057-Labeled-RC1-Leaked-and-Available-for-Download-106605.shtml
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 01:10:10 AM by randym431 »

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009, 08:44:06 AM »
Randy,

I also heard that Internet Explorer 8, is out of Beta, and ready for download from  Microsof$ site.

Randy have you tried  IE 8 yet ?


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009, 10:04:59 AM »
WIndows 7 is getting closer to a final release.

Here:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-7-Build-7057-RC-110-Screenshots-Gallery-106799.shtml

you can read up and view some screens & new wallpapers included.
MS is not offering this beta release #7057 on their site, like they were in the past,
but RC 7057 can be found searching around the net.
7057 is free. You can still get free activation keys at the main microsoft windows 7 site,
and this one does not expire until 2010.
Some of the new wallpapers are pretty wild...!!!

(more info at)
 
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-7-Build-7057-Labeled-RC1-Leaked-and-Available-for-Download-106605.shtml


I have been searching for half an hour for an actual download of 7048, as I already have 7057. I found all kinds of links, but no actual download websites without using Frostwire which has renamed JUNK.

Any site you know for certain one can actually download from the web?

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009, 11:19:34 AM »
Ok Rex, Im confused...
You want 7048 but have the newer 7057 release?

Ray...
This win7 has or uses the new IE8.
It looks/acts like IE7.
But Win-7 in itself is so much nicer to use. Much much faster than vista.
And Win-7 will install most all my hardware, then after its installed
goes online and downloads/installs what it could not.

I have been using windows 7 on my media PC and it works like a charm.
With vista's media center, constant hangs and quirks made me give up
the idea of even having a media pc.

With my Windows 7 media pc, Win-7 found and installed both tuners,
audio, hdmi video support without the need for drivers other than what
win-7 installed. Win-7 works out of the box, so to speak.

Offline randym431

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 11:27:48 AM »
PS.
I always install beta releases on either a pc that has no important data stored (like a test system), or stick in a second hard drive and do a dual boot install if you use only one pc. Just be careful where you select to install it if you're sharing with your main operating system. 

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009, 11:42:39 AM »
Ok Rex, Im confused...
You want 7048 but have the newer 7057 release?



Randy, 

Yes. As crazy  ::) as it may sound, research from other users would indicate the previous beta is actually the BETTER choice so I was hoping to do a side by side on a test machine running two partitions.

Rex
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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2009, 12:20:04 PM »
People still use IE even though its user base shrinks every month and has been for years because it sucks so bad?  Who'ddathunkit!?!
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2009, 02:55:43 PM »
I use IE and have not had problems with it. What are the advantages of the competition such as Firefox and Chrome? If I wanted to try another browser which should I try? I haven't tried another browser because "if it ain't broke don't fix it."

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009, 03:43:36 PM »
People still use IE even though its user base shrinks every month and has been for years because it sucks so bad?  Who'ddathunkit!?!


I've never had any problems with Internet Explorer.( Any version) I tried downloading firefox a couple weeks ago, and that fucked things up,  ( couldn't even get it to install properly) so I took it off and went back to something I know.

I think, that if you keep up with your critical windows updates and have a good antiviris/antimalware, IE is fine ! Now I am getting itchy to download IE 8 .


Ray


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Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 03:55:32 PM »
Ah, the choice of browser isn't all about "critical window updates" etc.  It's altogether more abstract than that.  It's more about design, feature choice, rendering benchmarks and user interface, and unless you try out a variety of web browsers over an extended amount of time you really lack any context to make this evaluation.

It's kind of like if you're satisfied only wearing clothing from The Gap and see no need for anything else than my making any suggestion of hitting the sales rack at Banana Republic isn't going to go very far.

But yeah, if you can't download an application and properly install it on your computer then forget this exercise.

Otherwise some of you might be interested in reading this, though it doesn't do a benchmark yet for IE 8:

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-272792.html?dedup=1&xml=1&q=Apple
« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 04:27:35 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2009, 05:26:04 PM »
Hey Randy,

I just downloaded IE8, on my Vista machine, and all seem well so far !! Everythings working..
I also noticed that IE8 is in the "programs features" (Add/remove) So if there is a problem I can revert back to IE7 .

 Looks good so far. Looks as though they did away with the "Phishing Filter" or at least changed it. I also like the lock on the bottom near the Zoom level, notifiying of any blocked items.
 
Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline David_CA

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2009, 08:55:37 PM »
I use both Firefox and IE 6 and 7.  My favorite - IE 6.  It's fast, clean, and customizable.  7 is like a Firefox wannabe, but is better in one way; it's not a memory hog like Firefox is (neither is 6).  This experience is not confined to one system but all 6 that I use regularly.  I use Firefox for things that don't matter because the tabs and features are convenient.  7 has 'em too, but I can't configure the tool bar like I can in 6.  Also, a lot of applications that run in browsers often run better in IE... some ONLY in IE.  Any experiences that Mac users have with IE and Firefox really isn't comparable to that of Windows users.

If I had to have only one browser, it'd be IE 6.  It works with every site or application I need.  It's kinda like vehicles.  If I need to move some furniture or tow, my van is great.  If I'm heading downtown where parking is tight, my car works best.  Basically, different tools for different jobs.
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Offline randym431

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 09:05:08 PM »
I guess I didnt notice much diff between ie7 and 8. I was more so playing with win-7.
As fast as win7 is over vista i.e. speed, I fear in the final street version MS will bloat win-7 down with so many add-ons that speed will be equal to slow vista.

One thing I seen in ie8 I do not like is config you own search engine.
With ie7 I could add WEBCRAWLER (my favorite search tool), where in ie8 they give you a huge list
to select from, but no way to manually stick in webcrawler. And naturally, webcrawler is not listed in the ie8 choices. Strange...

Offline a2z

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2009, 09:17:43 PM »

This win7 has or uses the new IE8.
It looks/acts like IE7.
But Win-7 in itself is so much nicer to use. Much much faster than vista.


IE8 (at least the beta in the Win 7 beta) really is unstable and sucks.

Win-7 itself rocks.
Dates are blood draw dates:
09/21/09: CD 898 27.0% VL 120 - back on track, same meds.High level enzymes, but less so
06/15/09: CD4 478 21.8% VL 1150 - high liver enzymes... looks like I may not be resistant
05/22/09: Fixed insurance, resumed medicine
04/17/09: Ran out of medicine, could not resolve insurance problems
04/01/09: CD4 773 28% VL 120 - high liver enzymes
12/01/08: CD4 514 23% VL 630
10/17/08 started Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada. -- possibly minor neuropathy, but otherwise okay.
9/10/08: CD4 345 17%, VL > 78K
8/18/08: CD4 312 18%, VL > 60K (considering meds)
12/19/07: CD4 550 28% VL > 100K (no meds yet)
Diagnosed 10/23/07

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 09:41:58 PM »
Any experiences that Mac users have with IE and Firefox really isn't comparable to that of Windows users.

Shows how out of touch you are dear.  Internet Explorer for Mac was discontinued over 3 years ago (not that anyone was using it).

Still waiting for your comment on the benchmark comparisons of Safari 4.0 for PC and IE from the ZDnet link I provided (not to mention other browsers).  IE is the slowest out of all of the browsers, by far, though 7 is much slower than 8.  Microsoft has always sucked, most people just aren't aware of it.

w/ IE 8:


w/ IE 7:

« Last Edit: March 21, 2009, 09:43:51 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2009, 09:59:23 PM »
I'm tickled at how people can be so critical of other web browsers, when in fact, they all have their flaws. As far as speed goes, I have iexplorer 7, Firefox v.2, and the latest Safari on my little ol' laptop and notice very little difference in the speed in which websites load. I'm a very busy person and pressed for time on most occasions. But not that pressed for time where a few hundred milliseconds is going to make an difference in my life. Now keep in mind, this is with regular everyday normal use and not only visiting websites rendering javascript, as the tests philly linked to refers to. What I have noticed, is internet explorer is the only browser that will load all the websites I visit regularly correctly.

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2009, 02:59:13 AM »
No, just shows how interested I am in Macs!  I would have brought up the comparison to IE 6, but I didn't find one.  I have never liked 7 and only have it on one pc because I have to support it.  You could have asked me about 7's speed (without a chart or graph) and I would have told you that it was exceptionally slow, which is why I don't use it on this pc, the one I use more than any other.  I thought you were only a Mac user and didn't realize you used Microsoft browsers. 

It kinda reminds me of horsepower wars in cars.  I mean, seriously, if it takes 6.4 seconds to get to 60 mph or 9.2 seconds, what's the real difference in day to day driving?

Shows how out of touch you are dear.  Internet Explorer for Mac was discontinued over 3 years ago (not that anyone was using it).

Still waiting for your comment on the benchmark comparisons of Safari 4.0 for PC and IE from the ZDnet link I provided (not to mention other browsers).  IE is the slowest out of all of the browsers, by far, though 7 is much slower than 8.  Microsoft has always sucked, most people just aren't aware of it.

w/ IE 8:


w/ IE 7:


Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2009, 03:00:48 AM »
... What I have noticed, is internet explorer is the only browser that will load all the websites I visit regularly correctly.

Bingo!  Which is exactly why it's the standard browser in terms of compatibility.
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2009, 03:30:10 AM »
If that was the case then there would be web sites that I never could see, because there is no IE for a Mac.  Or they're web sites badly designed circa 1992 without accepted web standards and look like this:

http://yvettesbridalformal.com/index.htm

(make sure you click on the "map" section!)
« Last Edit: March 22, 2009, 03:31:59 AM by Miss Philicia »
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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2009, 06:00:45 AM »
  But not that pressed for time where a few hundred milliseconds is going to make an difference in my life.


I agree !! In this otherwise fast paced world, A few millisecondes isn't going to slow me down. I am not in a rush, to get anywhere too quickly.  ;)


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of April 14, 2014,  t-cells are at 485 Viral load unknown @ this time

 Current % is at 14% (L)

  
 62 years young.

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2009, 09:21:36 AM »
I just remembered I have Safari installed on my desktop computer. Since I have Quicktime and iTunes it asks me every couple of months about installing Safari and Bonjour. When I went to AIDSmeds it said it could not find the internet plug-in for MIME. I should browse with Safari a while and see if it is better.

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2009, 10:05:35 AM »
Hmm, the reason why only IE works across most sites is that Microshite has flaunted virtually every web standard that was ever agreed by software manufacturers (including MS themselves) and subsequently set by the web standards body, the W3C. While other browser manufacturers have tried their best to faithfully implement the standards, IE was a total mess for years (although finally starting to improve with IE7 and IE8). Reluctantly, web designers - knowing IE was the biggest browser - had no choice but to make their sites work with IE, to the detriment of browsers that are actually standards compliant.

MS has a long history of flaunting standards, with the sole purpose of shutting down competitors. That's bad enough, but what really irks me is whenever MS yet again gets dragged into court they bang on about how their 'innovation will suffer'. MS has never innovated - they have acquired their way to products and generally copied other people's efforts.

Windoze itself was originally an acquisition (MS-DOS) and later on a blatant copy of features in the Apple OS, i.e. the windows concept. All of the applications in the Office suite were acquisitions. IE6 was released in 2001 and then they were loudly snoring until IE7 arrived in 2006. Why so unbelievably long? Because they couldn't care less about what web users out there need as long as they get to totally dominate and stifle the market. Only when Firefox started to make inroads did they wake up (and then they blatantly copied Firefox's feature set too).

Personally I just won't use sites that only work with IE. A founding principle of the web is that it shouldn't matter what kind of platform or browser you're using. MS shoulders a very big part of the responsibility for this vision still not being a reality.

I switched to Firefox years ago. Granted, previous versions had a tendency to hog the memory but that has improved hugely, and back then was counterbalanced by some of the nice features, for me especially the add-ons concept (also since been copied by MS). Vista was the final Windoze straw for me and I moved to Mac OSX. I'll never go back. OSX is lightening fast in comparison, loads and shuts down in seconds, intuitive and uncluttered. It's the way computers should so obviously be like and MS just can't seem to comprehend that. What's really sad is that Apple could have been the size of MS by now if they had had the sense to licence the OS to others and not make it proprietary to their own hardware. But that's another discussion..

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2009, 10:08:58 AM »
Keep in mind that what's presented is the new Safari 4.0, and it's a beta version not a final release.

From what I am able to glean, these newer version of all the web browsers are aiming to be more of a "next generation" type of browser, as obviously web sites have all grown more complicated over the years.  Much in terms of performance I would think would depend on how speedy and current your hardware is.  Chrome, notably (and yes David I've used it on a PC) handles each tab as a separate process -- this is important as it prevents malware issues and alleviates any problem of what is open in one tab affecting the entire browser program.  The new beta version of Mozilla's Mineshaft functions in this manner as well, and I've tested that one -- quite a speedy application.  Mineshaft is just really the beta version of the next Firefox AFAIK.

Ford, I don't know what to tell you about plug-ins on a PC.  I know how to install separate browsers on my computer and handle that.  That's more an end-user issue (meaning you don't know how to do it) and the fact that Microsoft bundles IE into their operating system at the expense of preventing their customer base from using other programs.  Fortunately Apple doesn't operate in with this mafia mentality, as many parts of their OS are open source for third party developers.

Other issues to consider are how a new browser rates with Acid3 tests, which show how it coform to the Web Standards Project.  You can see the comparisons from testing here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid3#Desktop_browsers
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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2009, 10:25:55 AM »
Oh, almost forgot. One of the biggest motivations for me in switching to Firefox was security. Flaws are found in all browsers, that can't be helped. What really matters is how quickly manufacturers plug the holes when they are made aware of them. It used to be the case that MS could easily take months to provide a patch for IE (leaving their users high and dry in the meantime), whereas Mozilla would patch Firefox in days, sometimes hours.

MS might now have improved on this score; they certainly say they now have a better focus on security. But I just don't trust them to not take their eyes off the ball again..

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2009, 10:42:31 AM »
My partner loaded Google Chrome onto our PC the moment it was launched several months back and I never looked back since. The loading speed is almost instantaneous, although there are still a few sites that I had no choice but to revert to IE7 for java applets acceptance (eg: banking sites)

Perhaps it's the folder launch format used by Chrome that speeds up the loading, but I'm confident that IE8 will again be left behind. Initially I had no issues opening my hotmail account using Chrome, but these days, I noticed it hanged often. Not sure if MS is playing their dirty hands again at blocking out competitors.

I'm still at XP and intends to stay put. Sure Vista or W7 will be "dazzling " over older OS versions, but I always  look at if I need all that extras for show just to soak up more memory and speed. How many people seriously ever use beyond 50% of the capabilities, for instance say, their Office Suite offers? Every few years, an "upgrade" comes along just to tempt your wallets with some added "new"features, which Mac users long enjoy and wouldn't even bat an eye for.

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2009, 11:16:54 AM »
Forget what I said above about IE8 and Win7.
The latest W7 beta 7057 and its ie8 DOES let you add in a search provider manually.
I am VERY impressed with this latest release.

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Re: Windows 7 new beta release screens & info
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2009, 06:18:58 PM »

The latest W7 beta 7057 and its ie8 DOES let you add in a search provider manually.


I was just looking at that, and found that you can create your own "search provider" It was a little hidden, but found it. IE 8 still working fine on Vista 32  bit.


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