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Windows 7 Released

Post icon  Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:20 AM

So the day has finally come where Windows 7 is released!

It's been said that Windows 7 is set to break retail records, with the biggest gross pre-order in Amazon's history, more than the most recent Harry Potter book - and the demand is still here.

I'm curious, have you bought Windows 7 today or know anyone that has?? If not, are you going to do so in the near future?? If so, what are your thoughts on it??

From a programming perspective, have you checked out all of the new features that are relevant to us such as the Jump Lists and being able to seperate our application tabs into different "virtual" windows on the taskbar (like IE8)??
I guess on a kindof related note, are you looking forward to the release of VS2010?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:35 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 11:20 AM, said:

So the day has finally come where Windows 7 is released!

It's been said that Windows 7 is set to break retail records, with the biggest gross pre-order in Amazon's history, more than the most recent Harry Potter book - and the demand is still here.

I'm curious, have you bought Windows 7 today?! Or know anyone that has??

If not, are you going to do it in the near future?


No. I've never bought an OS, and don't see the need to start now.

Actually, I have no idea how this could happen. Who pre-prders an OS? You have to be a company or a certain level of geek to to that, and most people who are at that level of geek will use a non-MS OS or be happy running the betas until they get round to buying it rather than pre-order. As for companies, you'd hope they'd know better than to rush into things. I'd have thought, anyway. I find it frankly astonishing that there's that much uptake, if it's genuine.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:36 AM

Your loss I guess, I would have phrased it, "are you going to acquire it", shoulda known better :P
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:41 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 11:36 AM, said:

Your loss I guess, I would have phrased it, "are you going to acquire it", shoulda known better :P


I wasn't implying I run pirated OSs; I run XP on one machine that came with it, OSX on a machine that came with it, Vista on a machine at work, gnu/linux on the rest. I've never been in a situation where I needed to buy one, and never been that eager to get a piece of software anyway :)
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:45 AM

I feel your pain :P

The only reason Windows 7 is so exciting is because it's everything anybody could actually want. Even the few remaining XP Idiots are considering moving to 7 from what I've seen - That's a biggggg step :P
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:48 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 11:45 AM, said:

I feel your pain :P

The only reason Windows 7 is so exciting is because it's everything anybody could actually want. Even the few remaining XP Idiots are considering moving to 7 from what I've seen - That's a biggggg step :P


What's idiotic about using XP?
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:53 AM

Aside from the fact it's 8 yea... Nah I didn't mean everyone using Windows XP was an Idiot, I meant the Idiots that preach it's the best, that Vista was a failure and that 7 will be the exact same. Seems that some of them are coming around to the fact that Windows 7 is the future.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:19 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 05:53 AM, said:

Aside from the fact it's 8 yea... Nah I didn't mean everyone using Windows XP was an Idiot, I meant the Idiots that preach it's the best, that Vista was a failure and that 7 will be the exact same. Seems that some of them are coming around to the fact that Windows 7 is the future.

Well, for anyone who doesn't know...Windows 7 = Vista 2.0. If you look at the version number, its 6.1 (Windows 7) and Vista is (6.0).
ON-TOPIC: I could pick it up for free with my MSDN Subscription. I just gotta figure out how to get duel-boot working with Vista.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:22 AM

Windows 98 was 4.1 where Windows 95 was 4.0, they're still very different operating systems..
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:23 AM

I've got 2 copies of Ultimate coming though don't know exactly when. Could be another few weeks before I see them. I'm looking forward to it but I can't say I'm giddily excited about it.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 06:27 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 06:22 AM, said:

Windows 98 was 4.1 where Windows 95 was 4.0, they're still very different operating systems..

What about Win98 SE?
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Another good thing is all Vista applications are compatible with Win7.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 07:48 AM

I got it a month ago or so through MSDNAA and have been using it since.
As for pre-ordering it could be people who have bought new computers and decided to wait that little extra time to get a Windows 7 OEM version rather than a Vista OEM version.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:02 AM

I have it from the university. Looking to buy a copy but need the money first. Funny enough my brother who believes hitting the computer with as much force as possible makes it work, bought a copy from a friend of his who sells them. (Legally) Still how he got it before me I will never know. :\
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:05 AM

I pre-ordered 2 licenses from Costco several months ago. I got a notification yesterday that they had shipped so I should have them in a couple days.

Couldn't really say no to $50 for a legit license.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 08:10 AM

Got the copy from MSDN a while back. Enjoying it so far and I can say that I really like the updated API and UI possibilities.
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