Windows 7 RTM reviewed

I've spent much of the past six months using Windows 7, tracking its development from beta to release-to-manufacturing. There's a lot to like, some dislikes, and overall it's a step in the right direction.

Windows 7 is more than Vista done right, but you can't deny that it's based on Microsoft's embattled operating system. Despite improvements made over two service packs, users never took to Windows Vista.

Although the Windows 7 release candidate is still available for consumers to try out, the final version of Windows 7 aims to fix both perceived and real flaws from its predecessor. The appeal of the new interface is undeniable, and should compete well against Apple's OS X, but even with modern features like native touch-screen support does Windows 7 actually best XP? Read the full review and find out.

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