I installed Windows 7 Beta on a virtual machine as soon as it came out, and have been impressed with the clean feel and low resource utilization.
To actually test it a little bit I decided I should use it for some real development, and so I installed the C# and Web versions of Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition and checked out a couple of existing projects from svn.
I'm impressed with both Windows 7 and the Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions (I had never actually tried to use them before)! Other than missing Resharper, I'm not sure that I really use that much functionality in Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite at all...
Best of all it seems really fast on a VM with only 1gb of ram!
9 months ago