Short story: Build 7000 works just fine. MBP better than MacMini
Today the Windows 7 Beta was made available/announced (you can view the CES webcast here), to select audiences. Even to Microsoft employees its been held back. This has created some anticipation and by the sounds of general Microsoft consensus it is a really good build.
It certainly is, I can confirm, on my MacBook Pro which for 3 years has been my best Vista machine. Lately after many changes (some I wish I hadn't done -like cleaning my registry) I was keen to blow the image away after a backup with SyncToy 2.0. So I started from scratch.
What you will need (for Mac install):
* I tried with just implementing the drivers to see if it was different from Vista. It was better but still needed Apple installation MSI for keyboard etc
What I've liked so far from the Windows 7 so far:
What's been buggy?
What I will be feeding back for improvement:
Were you able to get the keyboard functioning properly? I am unable to get the special keys (sound volume, brightness, etc.) working on my 2006 MBP. I am using the BootCamp 2.01 drivers, which I installed individually since the BootCamp autorun installation failed to run. The Apple Keyboard is listed in the Devices and Printers window but is not listed in the Device Manager itself and I can see no way of changing it there. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Everything else seems to work without issue.
I was yes, the MSI file sets up the apple keyboard special keys. From memory through the Bootcamp control panel you can change keyboard settings.
When you said the autorun failed what actually happened? I did find in Vista/2.0 drivers that the keys would not work after suspend/resume. This doesnt appear to be the case in Win7. But then again I havent really spent much time testing.
My MacMini is SLOW under Win7 Beta so working on this diagnostics at the moment
I have a macbook pro 2009, everything running great, I use the Apple drivers.