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Windows 7 review

Our final and definitive verdict on the best Windows operating system ever

Windows 7
Windows 7 will go on sale to the public on October 22 2009

We ran some real-world benchmarks on an Asus Eee PC S101 to see how Windows 7 matched up to Windows XP on low-end hardware. As you will see, Windows 7 is actually quicker in most cases.

Here are the results:

netbook boot time

netbook shutdown time

netbook hibernation

netbook resume from hibernation

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