May 20, 2009 at 8:55 am
Now that Windows 7 RC is out in the wild, there is no reason not to give it a test drive, especially if you are just curious to see how it compares to XP. The RC is actually a version of Windows 7 Ultimate and the license will last uninterrupted until March 2010, at which point you’ll start to get bi-hourly shutdowns.
For those that are contemplating a Windows 7 installation but aren’t too confident on the steps involved, then Gizmodo have come up with a handy guide, particularly tailored for netbooks. This will be particularly useful for those who don’t have USB DVD drives or enough storage space to warrant the installation. It goes through a step-by-step process starting from actually downloading the Release Candidate as well as preparing the flash drive. Head over to Gizmodo for the full guide.