Daily Musings

Windows 7: Day Two

Posted on: May 14, 2009

After Day one, I was ready to install and softwares and start using the OS. As my system’s configuration ain’t enough for all the eye-candy of Windows 7, I settled for the Windows 7-on-diet. Here’s the look of my desktop.

My Windows 7 Desktop

My Windows 7 Desktop

I even tried to change the theme (there are laods of of them), but only the desktop background changed and rest remained the same. This happened because of the scarcity of the resources, out of which, main problem was very less physical memory.

Now comes the interesting part… I downloaded and installed latest versions of the regular softwares I use. As of now, none of them have a version for Windows 7 (quite rightly so, because the OS has not released as yet). The regular versions for Xp/Vista worked fine with Windows 7 and I had no problems in installing and using them.

The list of softwares that I use are: Avira AV Personal Edition, Foobar2000 (for music), uTorrent for torrent downloads, Firefox 3.5 beta 4 for browsing, Irfan View for images, 7Zip for archives, Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger. There some more softwares, which I use, and hence, will install during the course of time.

All the softwares I installed, worked perfectly. There was no problem what-so-ever. I haven’t installed Visual Studio, which I will have to, very soon, as my work depends on it. Installing and using VS would be the real challenge for the OS. Lets see whats in store for me….

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