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My Experience With Windows 7

I originally wrote this as my sample article, but I decided to improve on it and post it here.


          Last week, Microsoft officially released the first beta of Windows 7. If you would like to see it, it is available Here The final version is expected to be released later this year. I had a chance to use the beta, and here are my thoughts.
          First off, I am primarily using Vista, and my only complaint is the speed. Although I rarely play PC games, I was dual booting XP so that i could get acceptable performance in Team Fortress 2, and Counter Strike: Source. In TF2 I was getting around 10-15 FPS in vista on low settings, but in XP I get around 20 FPS. ( It is also because i only have integrated graphics in my laptop, but its good enough for what i have to do)
           Now to Windows 7. Some of the new features are a new taskbar, improved battery life for laptops, and new multi-touch functionality. The new taskbar is great, it is semi-transparent, and you can now "pin" shortcuts for programs on it. One of my complaints is that by default the taskbar is now too large, but it can be fixed if you right click the taskbar, click properties, then check Use Small Icons, and then hit apply. Also, many people are saying that the idea of Pinning icons to the taskbar is a copy from the dock in OS X. I think that it certainly seems too similar to the OS X dock to say that Microsoft completely designed it, but it is also very similar to the little used quick launch bar introduced in XP.
           Overall I think this will be a big improvement over Vista. It is already faster, and for a beta, it feels really polished. When the final version is released, I think it will be a worthwhile upgrade.



hello everyone, this is really cool to be accepted as a writer for David (thecreativeone)'s blog. Let me introduce myself. My name is Chris Irving, I am from a small town in St. Stephen New Brunswick, Canada. My hobbies include video and photo editing, drumming and writing. I will be posting articles once and awhile here. I don't want to over post. It is a real honor to be one of the lucky people who get to be a writer here. I appreciate this so much.

-Chris (lifewithchris) 


Hello Everyone!

What's up everyone?

This is Tristan here and first off i would like to thank David for choosing me and all these other great and aspiring bloggers to come here and share our thoughts and ideas with the world! 

Well now that's over hi. I am a big time blogger and i am hoping to share my knowledge with all of you. I am a big sports fan specificly baseball. And during the rest of this off-season, spring season and the regular season i will be here sharing my opinion with all of you and hopefully talking to everyone and getting to know them. 

Also i am a BIG time geek and love my Macs i am a big video editor, graphic designer and tech junkie. So i will share my opinion on that too. I hope by now you all know that David Di Franco is the coolest guy in the world oh well "Obviously." Hahaha. 

Well lets wrap this up. I plan on getting to know a lot of you and want to blog with me. If you wanna talk or follow me hit me up on myspace or twitter. Or you could be cool and post a comment on here and talk to me on here because is the best site ever!

Dowster(which means see ya in my language) 



Twitter - @tristanryan


myspace- /redsoxrock159


Now This Is A Blog I'll Update

Hey everyone!

I'm just going to take a minute to play follow the leader and introduce myself. My name is Kyle, I'm 18 years old and I am from the South Florida area.

When I first heard of David's plans to take his blog social, I was immediately drawn to the idea. (to be honest, I hadn't heard of a social blog before) but I have been a fan of David's for quite some time, and I knew... if he was going to do this, he was going to do it right.

I look forward to meeting new people and seeing this blog grow.

Thanks to David for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this. Hopefully, I can do my part to add to the community.





Since this is my first post, I would like to introduce myself. I live in South Jersey, and I am really excited to start writing here. Ever since i got my first computer on black friday 1998 (when I was 6), I have always been interested in computers. I am currently a Windows user, although I am open-minded to switching to mac someday. Some podcasts i watch/listen to are: Diggnation, Totally Rad Show, TWiT and Major Nelson Radio. I am currently a Junior in High School, and afterwards I plan on working with computers in some way.



Twitter (i dont twitter very much):tippx