Posts Tagged ‘Windows 7’

Microsoft have promised to give new Windows 7 mobile phones to every employee of the company! Microsoft also sent out an e-mail about this and they say people should make it personal (use it) but also make apps for the phone!

Many internet sites seems to react to this as well as that Microsoft made it easier for employes to develop apps for the phones. I don’t think this is such a big thing, of course Microsoft wants more apps and have a great PR- campain for their phones but people have free will to do whatever they want. Microsoft will probably get enough PR by just giving out phones but of course some apps will probably be done by employees as well.

Only the future can tell how this will develop but one thing is for sure, the game is on and Microsoft have a hard competion from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, HTC and Apple and more…


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CES is now over and there seemed to be a lot of cool items but not sure how useful everything will be. For archaeology probably the most important thing showed on CES that I’m aware of is of course the increase in computer processors like the Intel 32 nanometer. Since archaeologists often work with more and more complex databases faster computers is great and needed. But it is quite rare to be honest that archaeologists get really fast computers at work, they are often one or two years old or even more is my experience. But it will be nice to be able to handle more information faster especially since databases often ends up with containing tens of thousands of posts.

One good thing as well to connect to archaeology is that the CPU will handle more calculations to help the GPU on the graphics cards especially since 3d-animation and running complex GIS-operations is more and more common. It feels like a bit going back to when the graphics card started to handle CPU and now it is the other way around. Who doesn’t remember the good old Voodoo 2 cards and Riva TNT 2 :D? So 2010 will probably be a good year for both tech nerds, archaeologists and the public in general.

But into the current computer “project” I’m currently working on. I’m currently running Windows Vista home premium 32-bit and it is ok. But it feels sometimes a bit slow and things I’ve read about Windows 7 was mostlyquite good. It seems to be almost as fast as Windows xp and faster than Windows Vista. A very good friend of mine have installed Windows 7 and showed it to me (thanks man!) and it seemed to be really good. It was a lotfaster and some good functions some similar to the ones seen in Snow Leopard on the Mac computers.

So now I’m cleaning my hard drives since I want to run two OS. I want to keep Vista on one partion and install Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on the other one. This is mostly to see so all my most important programs can run on Windows 7 so I’ll keep Windows Vista until I know everything I have, both software and hardware are running fine on Windows 7.

If I’m lucky and got the time I’ll try to install Windows 7 tomorrow Wednesday and I hopefully will get everything to work. If it works or at least my computer is still functioning I’ll post some results here on the blog tomorrow. And in the future I’ll probably post more about my expressions about Windows 7 when it is running compared to Windows Vista for all of you out there like me is thinking on upgrading or if you should wait a while or getting a new PC or Mac and run Windows 7 on it.

So stay tuned for more updates about Windows 7 install!

Since I’m in to computers it feels like as a good start to blog about the love/hate relationship many PC-users and some Mac-users as well have with Windows. Many people have been using Windows since Win 95 or Win 98. Today I think most people use Win XP or Windows Vista. Vista is quite good in my opinion if you got a quite new computer at least with dual core processors but it can sometimes be unstable.

With the new Microsoft Windows 7 launching in October many are eagerly anticipating how good Win 7 will be. I haven’t tested it but it seems to become a bit better than Vista at least more stable. If you already have Vista or XP you are maybe thinking of upgrading to Win 7. Now it seems according to tests that Microsoft have done it takes from 30-1220 min about 20 hours depending if you do 32-bit or 64-bit and of course how good computer you have and how many programs you got running. The site Ars Technica is reporting more about the matter and got a good table with times on different setups. Check out the page at:

Ars Technica

I’m not very surprised that it can take so long time for an upgrade to Win 7. My computer have crashed twice and the first time re-installing Vista 32-bit with all the updates that Microsoft launched it took 4-5 hours before it was finished. But hopefully Win 7 will be as good as people expect and hopefully the time it will take to upgrade is not too long on the average user.

Is anyone getting Windows 7 on launch or has already tested it in the different betas? Leave opinions in the comments!