CNET's UK site has installed, tested, reviewed, and benchmarked the version of Windows 7 that's being shipped to manufacturers for a late October release. The verdict? An all-around approval, as Seth Rosenblatt declares Windows 7 improved in most every way, but especially in performance and shut-down measurements. The blue note comes from seeing that Windows XP SP3 still runs Office faster than Vista or 7, but for Vista owners, 7 is looking like a pretty sure upgrade bet.
CNET UK's Windows 7 RTM Review Is A Thumbs Up
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