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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

To properly put Windows 7 through its paces, we ran real-world benchmarks on a Dell XPS M1330 and compared the differing results between Windows Vista, Windows 7 Release Candidate and the final Windows 7 RTM version.

Here are the results:

PC boot time

PC shutdown

pc hibernation

PC resume from hibernation

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