Windows 7 is so last week

It’s already last week since Microsoft released the latest version of  its client-side operating system, Windows 7.  Time is flying by faster than a Mylar balloon in the Colorado wind. Co-incidentally with the release of Windows 7 there was a new store opening of a  local big-box electronics retailer.  They were offering a bunch of specials, one of them was on an HP laptop that included Windows 7. We were enticed by the siren-call-promise  of  “minimum 10 per store” and dutifully joined a rainy soaked lineup at 9:30 AM last Friday in anticipation of the 11 AM opening. It was oddly reminiscent of lining up for (insert your favorite band name here) tickets.  We haven’t had much of a chance to test out Windows 7  yet, but so far it appears to be faster than Vista, and so far hasn’t asked us to double-confirm that yes, we want to do a routine task. For our laptops, Microsoft Windows is the Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon of operating systems. We keep saying we will stop, but every time they come up with a new way of delivering the product we buy it.