Anybody else tried it out? I downloaded it the day it came out, and so far it works flawlessly(except for the x64 version. It was BSODing all over the place). It's actually quite a bit faster than Vista, and the bluetooth pairing speed is insanely awesome compared to Vista.
the windows 7 beta is more or less fully functional and uses the same kernal as in vista so most programs that run in vista run in windows 7 as well
currently i have these programs installed and working without a hitch: abiword construct firefox foobar2000 live messenger 2009 vlc
the only problem i have so far is the wallpaper slideshow features inability to handly any wallpapers larger than 1600x1200, not a big problem for most but most of my wallpapers are larger than that size ...
aside from that, windows 7 runs really well even on my 6 year old system (which used to have xp then became bogged down) with these specs : p4 2ghz processor 512 mb ram 64mb video memory that came with the system
I tried installing it on a laptop close to those specs, but it didn't run all that well(processor was slower). Although it could be because some of the drivers refused to load, or they'd refuse to stay loaded.