A Linux user's review of Windows 7 BetaFeb 24, 2009, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Windows 7 Setup is graphical like those on most Linux distributions (which they've had for many years) but the functionality isn't much better than the XP installer. The only really useful addition is the ability to use USB storage devices to load drivers instead of requiring a floppy drive. Like in XP it is single-task based so that every partition edit is immediately applied while most Linux installers queue up a series of operations and then perform them in a batch. The installation and updates took a long time with several reboots (and of course entering the 25 digit key). I don't remember the details about the one Vista installation and update process was like but both are faster to install than XP with it's service pack and several updates that often have to be performed sequentially. The progress messages from the setup screen did seem to indicate some updates were installed but after logging in Windows Update installed some more. The earlier messages may have been referring to updates on the ISO that weren't slipstreamed.
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