Do you like novel-length reviews of operating systems? Ars has you covered, as always, with one of the nerdier, guts-oriented reviews around. At 15 pages, it’s 30 per cent shorter than their Snow Leopard review. I’ll spoil it for you anyway: “Windows 7 is, overall, a fantastic OS.” Which is pretty much how we, and pretty much everybody else, felt. [Ars]
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