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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Lucky Number 7: Winning the New Windows

While browsing Twitter, I came across this tweet from Zaxy:

Why should you upgrade to Win7 on your PC? Tweet us 1 reason w/ #ParallelsLovesWin7 for a chance to win a copy of Win7 via @parallelsmac

Now, for context, when not using my Macbook, I was a diehard XP Pro user. Years of tweaking, customizing, and optimizing had left me with a powerful, efficient XP desktop that handled both gaming and productivity like a champ. It would take something special to make me upgrade, and even more so to consider it for my Macbook.

Vista was not that something. There’s not need to rehash that debate, so I’ll leave it at that. Windows 7, however, is a different story. From what I’ve read, and the times I’ve gotten to use it, it is exactly what I wanted in the next iteration. Clean, snappy, and just an overall better experience. The reason I decided to tweet about for the contest, and one of my biggest issues with Vista, is how much better Windows 7 is at memory management. With that huge obstacle out of the way, among others, I was ready for an upgrade.

A little while ago, I get a tweet from Parallels, informing me that I’m one of the winners. And there was much rejoicing! I even got a nice little writeup on their blog.

Today is a very good day.

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