i couldn't seem to find a thread relating to this, appoligies if it's already been discussed in detail.
I'm an Avid Windows XP user, and after using it for 8 years and supporting it in IT for 6 years, i know it inside out and how to setup it up perfefctly for my Mini 9.
Currently it's working brilliantly and i'm extremly happy
I've recently upgraded my desktop to Windows 7 and, although it's very nice, i'm not really feeling the benifit too much for what i use my PC for. So i'm not really bothered either way, but working in IT, i'm going to have to leave my beloved XP behind at somepoint and move on.
So the question is, based on the fact i'm not intrested in windows 7 for the new features and look and feel, is it worth upgrading my mini 9?
What benifits have you guys experienced? Does it "feel" snappier? does screen real estate feel more easier to manage? have boot times/suspend/wake up times decreased? do videos play back smoother and with less jumpiness? does it run cooler? can you play back videos (namley BBC iplayer) without them becoming unwatchable after 10 mins?
And on the contrary what disadvantages have you experienced? again do all or any of the above suffer?
based on the fact i use my mini 9 for connecting to various peices of equipment in server rooms via terminal windows, browsing the internet on my sofa, hooking it up to my tv to watch a bit of bbc iplayer, or watching bbc iplayer in bed and remote support work using my 3G card ie logging into windows servers etc.
will windows 7 benifit me atall? or will it actually be worse overall, i'm worried that screen real estate will be an issue and it will feel less "clean" than xp with all the new, unnessary, mac os styley graphics (or can i turn it all off to make it more practicle)
Any advice, and/or experience would be brilliant
(i could of course just shut up and install it myself to see, but i though it would be useful for anyone else having a similar dilema)
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