ZDNet has put beta version 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 of Windows 7 through a battery of tests, pitting it against Windows Vista and Windows XP on two tests systems. One of the systems was fairly modest (with a paltry 1GB of RAM), while the other was more potent. In both cases, this beta of Microsoft's upcoming OS beat the hell out of its predecessors. ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes claims:
This is a great sign for Microsoft. Vista gets a pretty bad rap (though some of it is overblown). The improved performance of Windows 7, particularly on low-end PCs, should help the company's Window's brand shine again.
Are any of you ladies and gents excited for Windows 7? Are many of you clinging to XP as long as possible? Personally, I've been happy with Vista since Service Pack 1, but I totally understand why people were frustrated out of the gate. Leave your Windows stories in the comments, if you would be so kind.