But after the installation was finally finished I got several update notifications with a certain delay after restart. And after it seemed to have applied them and asking me for restart I had to wait a good while because on shutdown it "configured" the updates.
What I still do notice is that after startup the machine is not really started up. Disk access is hanging around still a while starting services in the background. That is annoying since a very long time and I love to know that if Ubuntu/Fedora/... is up, it's up and I can work.
Well, and I was curious about the applications that come along with Windows 7 - here is the list:
- Browser (IE8)
- Windows Media Player
- Desktop Notes
- "Snipping tool" (a little screenshot tool)
- Audio Recorder
- DVD Burner
- Fax Viewer
- XPS Viewer
- Tool for remote desktop connection
From the first impression I think they have cleaned up the system in comparison to Vista. So at least some important system settings seem to be more easy to find.
I tried to run the DVD Burner but it told me that my video card does not meet the required minimum requirements. - DVD Burner and Video card? - mmmmhhhhh. - Well, that just sounds familiar to me remembering installation of some applications under XP...
I did not do further general testing because I did not found any really exiting news - but for some, a better performance (at least when there is still nothing installed) is already exiting enough...
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