I’ve been using Windows 7 on my home computer (Dell Precision 380), work (Dell Dimension 9200) and an old laptop (Dell Latitude D610). I haven’t put it in Katie’s laptop or the kids computer. Overall, there is a decent amount to like. Responsiveness is probably the number one thing. Some UI enhancements are welcome, but it’s the speed that I crave.
However, I bumped into a nasty problem. The video drivers on the Dell Latitude D610 apparently are jacked. Specifically, the drivers are for the Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family. They just don’t work right. Every time I play ANY video, the machine freezes up. I can find other people with the problem, but not a solution. I think we just need updated drivers from Intel.
There is a possibility that they will NOT provide them, even though the machine runs fine on Windows 7. This is because they want me to buy a new laptop (which is out of the question). This would suck because there is nothing wrong with this laptop. I am hoping that Windows 7 Beta 2 will possibly have this worked out.