My 2003 server VM went out the other day at work so I figured I try out the new Windows 7 that I've been hearing so much goodness about.
I downloaded the ISO and began the install (installing within Fusion). I left to go get a drink thinking it would take no less than an hour. I came back to my desk and was very nicely surprised to see that the install had finished. I think this was the fastest Windows install I've ever done.
Another nice thing I've noticed so far is how much easier it is on my system. Before 2003 was always using some of my cpu doing whatever it is that it does. 7 on the other hand lets my system idle at around 3.5% (running in Fusion). It also seems snappier as well. So far I was really quite impressed, well first impressions anyway.
Then some ugliness started shining through. The "Yes I really really really do want to run this application" UAC stuff isn't as bad as it is in Vista, but it's still pretty annoying at best. I began loading my work projects over and tried to double click a web solution. Well, it threw up about 4 dialogs that I had to click whatever on to make them go away. These where all UAC related dialogs. I then set VS to always run as administrator, so much for the UAC protection eh. Then all seemed to be good in the world, until I tried to double click the solution again. I watched as the little loading spinner briefly popped up and then went away. Then I waited... and waited... Nothing, no error message, no UAC.... NOTHING. So I took the option to always run as admin off and I was back to where I started.
I found this 'feature' according to MS
That is quite frankly, stupid.
I guess you can set .sln files to always load with VS2008, or whatever, and that fixes it. But it's just kinda ugly. The sad thing is that the bug was reported back in 2007 so I don't think it will be resolved any time soon.
I guess I'll hope that I love everything else about it and that nothing else is wrong..