Has anyone used Windows 7? I know it hasn't really shipped to shelves yet, but I do know some people have used it. How is it? Does it work good with older programs and games? Has anyone used Dosbox in Windows 7?
Yes do it, it's a million times better than XP or Vista. I don't know about DosBox. I would probably use something like VMware for that.
I see your age is 21, are you in college? Ask about your school's MSDNAA program. You might have to take a 100 level programming course or something but it's worth it for all the free software. I have every current 64 bit OS, xp pro, visual studio, and some various other things that I got for free through my college.
Been using it since the RC came out. I love it. I've noticed a decent increase in performance over Vista and XP. It uses less resources.
You can use the RC for free. I believe it expires a few months into January.
If you have a legit Vista Premium serial there is also a chance you can upgrade to 7 for free.
Sorry, the Windows 7 RC is no longer available for download. If you’ve got the download and need a product key, they’ll be available until October 21, 2009.
You could just download it via a torrent and request a key. That would actually be entirely legal too, since they are fine with giving out serials. They just no longer want to host the download.
I can't post links yet, but simply type "windows 7 rc" in google and it should be the first link. You could get a key there.