“In terms of pure interface, Microsoft has raised the bar for Windows users. Windows 7 is the best-looking OS out of Redmond, Wash., yet. But let’s not confuse that with ‘innovation,'” Michael deAgonia reports for Computerworld.
“Many of these features aren’t new at all, and many have been available on Mac OS X for years. While Windows 7 closes the gap with Snow Leopard, it does so only at a superficial level. At first, I was impressed with the interface changes and got caught up in the beauty of the Aero themes and sleek look. But after a few weeks of use, reality began to set in. After a Registry issue prevented me from installing an app, I realized Windows 7 is still Windows. Prettier, a little snappier than Vista, perhaps more stable,” deAgonia reports. “But at some point, you still face many of the underlying issues that have made Windows a pain to use in the past.”
“If you’re still using XP or are finally fed up with Vista, by all means check out Windows 7. It’s certainly the best version of Windows yet — just as it’s equally true that Snow Leopard is the best version of Mac OS X,” deAgonia reports. “That’s why you’d be well advised to check out Snow Leopard before shelling out money for Microsoft’s latest.”
deAgonia reports, “As an IT professional, I support both operating systems at work. But I have Macs at home; after all, who wants to troubleshoot computer problems on their own time? My final verdict in this smackdown? It’s not even close: Snow Leopard is the better OS.”
Read the full Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7 smackdown here.
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