Etiquetado: windows7

Nuevo equipo

Por estos dias me encuentro poniendo a punto mi máquina. Resulta que mi querida Dell XPS 1330 tuvo un issue con la pantalla y el soporte técnico de Dell decidió -ante la imposibilidad de conseguir el repuesto(al parecer por problemas de aduana)- proveerme una nueva máquina (obviamente aún estaba en período de garantía). Mi nueva máquina es una Dell Studio XPS 1340. Curiosamente a pesar de ser una máquina de 64 bits, me vino con un sistema operativo de 32 bits (Vista Home Premium). Luego de encender la máquina y hacer un breve smoke test para verificar que todos los dispositvos funcionaban correctamente procedí a reemplazar el sistema operativo por un Windows 7 Ultimate de 64 bits. Aún no he terminado de instalar todos los drivers y utilitarios (son unos cuantos) y tal vez sea esta la causa de algunas “inestabilidades” menores que estoy experimentado.

Entre los puntos interesantes para destacar del equipo estan:

  • El sonido, realmente suena muy bien y el driver trae un software que permite ajustar varias configuraciones.
  • El teclado, es totalmente distinto al modelo anterior y me resulta extremadamente más cómodo. Es de color negro y tiene una luz debajo que resulta muy útil para trabajar en la oscuridad.

Esto es todo por ahora, con el paso del tiempo veremos que tal se desempeña este nuevo chiche.

After three months on windows7

It still seems much more stable than Vista (and it is a release candidate version!). I have successfully tested some other programs:

  • CorelDraw14
  • Google Chrome
  • RapidSVN
  • Eclipse
  • Jude UML
  • Paint.Net
  • Skype

Unfortunately Sony Wireless Manager stopped working, to be precise, the problem is that it does not recognize the modem. I still have the problem with Winamp and my touchpad, but I am happy despite of that.

After a week using Windows 7 RC

Well, I must say that I am pretty happy with it. I think this RC is much more stable than the Vista RC that I tried some years ago.

I have installed and run successfully some more software: Visual Studio 2008, Smart SVN, OneNote, Foxit Reader and Ant.

At the same time I have some minor issues to report:

  • In some cases when using winamp, my screen starts flicking when winamp has the focus.
  • Occasionally when I typing the cursor literally jumps to another position.

During next week I will try some more programs like Skype, Autocad and Paint.Net

Second day on Windows 7

This morning when I tried to wake up my machine (yesterday I left it hibernating) I get a blue screen, it restarted automatically, and no other problems. Except for this issue it seems that W7 very stable. I could install and run these other programs:

  • Open Office 3
  • Foxit Reader
  • Virtual PC 2007
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Live Messenger

Running Windows 7 RC – Day 1

Yes, I am writing this post from my machine with Windows 7 RC installed directly on the hardware, no virtual machine, and it is the only systems (no vista, xp o linux on other partitions).
My machine is a Dell XPS 1330M with 2 GB of RAM. I been working for a couple of ours and I didn’t get any trouble. It seems that all devices have been recognized and are running ok. The only driver that I had to install by myself was the sound system and I used the Vista driver.

Til now I have installed and run the following software successfully:

  • Mozilla FireFox 3.0.10
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.21
  • Winamp
  • Sony Ericsson Wireless Manager

More news in the upcoming days.