Dell's Early Windows 7 Impressions
Millions of users have been testing Windows 7 thanks to the release of the public beta earlier this year. Now let’s hear what Dell has to say about its experiences.
Dell, one of the largest computer makers in the world, shared briefly some of its experiences from its internal testing of Windows 7.
“Over the last month we have been testing hundreds of Dell systems and the results are promising,” wrote Daniel Judd, Dell product strategist.
In comparison to Windows Vista, Dell found noticeable improvements in boot to desktop times. We already knew that Microsoft is not only fine tuning boot speed, but also working with OEMs to reduce boot-slowing bloatware.
Dell also reports good things about compatibility. Almost all existing Vista drivers are working, and testers say application compatibility is promising as well, including the IE8 compatibility mode.
Overall performance is upgraded, with tests of transcoding media files being faster than the latest Windows Vista builds.
By now many of you who are interested in Windows 7 may have already gotten your own hands-on time with the betas. Are the findings reported by Dell enough to make you upgrade from Vista or even XP?