Enough snap judgements about Windows 7

What happened to careful evaluation of actual products? Instant analyses of the pre-beta version of Windows 7 aren't worth the time it takes to read them.

Let's put the swords down for a moment and get back to the basics of what we all want. We want an OS that performs well, is easy to work with, never crashes, and makes us feel cool all at the same time.

So let's reserve judgment. Windows 7 should be given a chance by anyone reading this column. It's not like we’re going to have any shortage of feedback over time. For example, Long Zheng, a well known blogger who started the site istartedsomething.com, has a new site called the Windows 7 Taskforce, where users can find, publish, and rate the user experience details of Windows 7.

My plea to all my fellow technical journalist colleagues is simple: Wait! If Windows 7 turns out to be great, give credit where credit is due. And if Windows 7 stinks, there will be plenty of time to write about it.

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