XP Mode in Windows 7

On a lighter note, I wanted to briefly comment about yesterday’s revelation of Windows XP Mode in Windows 7.

All in all, I think this is a pretty nifty idea. It is essentially the same as “Classic Mode” that Apple had in OS X for the first few versions. I question the decision to make this a business-only feature, but I will admit that consumers can more readily move to newer software than a business can. I will be curious to see how this behaves in practice, and whether it is as elegant and useful a solution as it appears on the surface.

In other news, I am eagerly chomping at the bit to get my paws on the Windows 7 RC. I stopped using the beta a while ago, as I didn’t want to use a beta OS as a full time system. But depending on how the RC looks, I may try to make it my primary OS. Mostly because I want to see how some of the new window management / organization features work in day to day usage. And also just to see if it is worth the cost to upgrade from Vista. I have a feeling it will be, but there’s nothing like getting a new toy and trying out all the bells and whistles. ^^

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2 thoughts on “XP Mode in Windows 7

  1. Aristide says:

    I saw that, will try it out on Monday :)
    Also wanna try Med-V

    That also means they have to keep supporting XP for a WHILE longer…

    What’s up with email being required? I almost refraqined from commenting. Could you just write a script to repost your LJ comments here automatically?

    • mageuzi says:

      E-mail is pretty much just so that if you have a gravatar avatar, it can use it. But you’re right, it probably shouldn’t require it. I’ll remove that, and hopefully it won’t generate too much spam.

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