http://arstechnica.com/journals/mic...windows-7-build-7000-outperforms-vista-and-xp So, they did some "real world" benchmarking with Windows 7 and compared it to XP and Vista. Supposedly faster than both in most tasks so far. That sounds interesting. On a side note, is anyone trying Windows 7 yet? I'm not asking how to do it, where to get it or anything like that. If you think the question is inappropriate for the forum still though since it is illegal to run Windows 7, then please ignore it.