Not to bad, the install took FOREVER, probably 2 hours+. 733 p3 w/ 256 mb of ram, on a 40gb 7200rpm drive ( brand new, never been touched ), Intel mobo ( IAC820? ) 20x cdrom.
Like most new installs of Windows, it runs pretty darn fast, only time will till if it keeps up at this speed. It only has Diablo II installed w/ expansion pack for now, it'll receive the normal stuff, aim, yahoo!, and the office suite, as well as kazaa lite, putty, and divx, that's it off the top of my head.
Runs pretty fast.
The output on the LCD is really..... CLEAR. :thumbs up:
The new sounds dont piss me off as much as the old ones.
Nice new entrance theme.
Runs Diablo II w/ LOD expansion nicely.
I need to run all the updates, it'll probably take another hour.
WTF is up with all the kindergarden GUI default crap.
Seriously, how many freaking user 'help' programs need to load up on first boot.
LMAO at the recycle bin in the bottom right, Got Mac?
NTFS took way to long to format.
It took to long to figure out where My Computer went and how to get it back.
Will I be converting to a Windows only world again? Defiantly not. The one main thing that really got on my nerves was more of the same from previous versions, did they add any new features to this thing besides stability and bug enhancements? I feel like I'm running a kid version of Win2k w/ new GUI service packs...
If I were to rate my experience, I'd probably give a 7 of 10 on the install, it went through without a hitch, but took WAY to long. The initial bootup was annoying, and it took probably 20 minutes to setup the basic crap so it would look 'normal', I'd have to give the GUI side a 5 of 10, just didn't see anything to innovative going on, the fading in of menus got really annoying too. Overall, just like the previous versions, it gets another reluctant thumbs up, it does what its supposed to do, so far.