I’m now running Build 5057 on my primary machine and it is going extremely smooth. I transferred about 20 GB of data a one go from one of my SAMBA servers to the Win7 machine without any of the issues I experienced on build 7001. Truly I have had less trouble with the two Windows 7 Betas I have been running than with most final releases of Linux systems. It also “feels” noticeably faster and lighter than Vista, which with SP 2 RC installed is a pretty good OS.
Here’s a list of software I have installed and running on Build 5057 that seems to be running without a hitch:
- Office 2007 with all updates.
- Evernote Windows Client
- Windows Live Writer
- iTunes (its such a dog on Windows I don’t know that it can ever be said to run without a hitch, but is syncs my iPhone and I can connect to the store).
- Firefox 3.1 B3 (wow, beta on beta).
- Gimp 2.6.5.
- Google Talk Labs Edition
- Nod 32 AV.
- Notepad2 (as a full replacement for Notepad).