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Re: Windows 7 Released

Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:28 AM

First let me say that I never had a single issue with Vista, it never crashed nor ran really slow (maybe because I have kind of a monster machine). In fact I've had XP crash & freeze & BSOD far more on me than I did with Vista so kind of give it a break folks :)

Now for Windows 7, I've used it since it was Beta 1, and since I am an MSDN subscriber I've used the RTM since August 7th and absolutely LOVE it. I think this will be the best OS Microsoft has made to date. It doesn't use nearly the system resources that Vista used, and offers tons of extras for programmers that never came with XP (Such as PowerShell coming with the OS).

It's light years ahead of XP (in my humble opinion anyways) and was definitely worth the switch
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:34 AM

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It's light years ahead of XP (in my humble opinion anyways) and was definitely worth the switch

Interesting... :P They'll be shipping it with new boxes soon, wont they?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:34 AM

To those suggesting the numbers have anything to do with people waiting to order machines with 7 on instead of Vista: the OP specifically links to an article about pre-orders of the OS itself.

To those saying there were no problems with Vista: without holding any grudges, my experience of Vista in tech support has been that it's inconsistent and hard for users to understand compared to XP, and from personal experience I can attest that on a machine "designed for" vista, it's slow, inconsistent and buggy. And annoying. And butt-ugly. From new, decompress a 4mb zip file? 7-zip: about a second. Vista: over two minutes. This is with the service pack. Copy files from one partition to another? OMGWTFBBQ 71262162 days remaining. This is not usable in everyday work.

To those saying 7 is blazingly fast: I don't get this. Benchmarks put it at close to XP speeds, plus or minus a tiny dreg. That's like saying "woohoo, it's nearly as good as the one we pushed out the best part of a decade ago! Wow!"


I've had 7 on a laptop for a while now but don't use it because it can't run the display at over 1024x768 (it's wuxga!) and drops the network every time it comes back from hibernation. XP has no problem using default drivers (I don't care if it's accelerated) and gnewsense runs it like a dream - out the box. Poor show, 7.

I wonder how many users out there actually have any reason to want 7 apart from disliking Vista?
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:39 AM

I bought my laptop a few months ago after the free Win7 upgrade thing started. So now I'm just waiting on Dell to send me my upgrade disk so I can get in on that sweet, sweet Win7 action.

I had been running the Win7 RC on my old laptop before that, but even Win7 wasn't enough to keep me from moving back to Vista (which doesn't suck as much as people say it does, but I still don't like it) if it meant an upgrade from crappy Compaq hardware.
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:41 AM

its on its way for me.
3 licenses and then i guess i might go for a full systems upgrade next year.

Looking forward to office 2010


Plus MultiTouch Interaction inside an os is going to advance products. (certain ones anyway) and also offer some developers the adavntage of having systems inplace instead of building there own.

I think that the multitouch will help more applications to be developed from people not in the interactive industrey(e.g smart tech or Promethean)

It will my job easier :P

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:46 AM

I still haven't upgraded from Office 2003 to 2007.

:lol:
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:54 AM

View PostKYA, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 04:46 PM, said:

I still haven't upgraded from Office 2003 to 2007.

:lol:

lol well most schools have upgraded.
Not many colleges have tho.
I don't know about business i haven't looked much at many or there computer systems
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:55 AM

Don't have your copy of Win7 yet? Want to console yourself? In Japan presently? Check out the Windows 7 Whopper: http://www.burgerkin...p/news/win7.php
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Re: Windows 7 Released

Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:58 AM

View Post5thWall, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 09:55 AM, said:

Don't have your copy of Win7 yet? Want to console yourself? In Japan presently? Check out the Windows 7 Whopper: http://www.burgerkin...p/news/win7.php

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:12 AM

View PostNykc, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 09:25 AM, said:

But I am not here to make an OS war, Windows is great for people less educated on how to use a PC. They can point and click there way to facebook, check emails and chat with their buddies.

I'm actually offended by that...

I use the Windows OS so I can use Visual Studios... And I wouldn't consider my self less educated either...

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To those saying there were no problems with Vista: without holding any grudges, my experience of Vista in tech support has been that it's inconsistent and hard for users to understand compared to XP...

And yet... My clients are EMT's who had to use it everyday. I wanted to cry every time one of them called that ran Vista.

One of our clients had never even seen a computer and was thrown into using Vista. She wasn't even one that could catch on after you told her THREE times! I swear...

Did I forget to mention the reason my hubby bought the Win7 was because he got the Home Ed for 50 each and Profession for 100. And yes it's legal. Microsoft had a sale that you could buy them for that.

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Yikes, typo alert!

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:15 AM

I pre-ordered it for 8 dollars :)

Win!
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Re: Windows 7 Released

Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:19 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 06:45 AM, said:

The only reason Windows 7 is so exciting is because it's everything anybody could actually want.


Not everyone... http://windows7sins.org/ ;)

Still, I have been waiting for Windows 7, mostly so I can skip Vista in its entirety. I'll go through our MSDN closet in a month or so and put it on the next work box. I doubt I'll feel compelled to take it home, though.

I'm frankly more excited by the next Ubuntu.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:19 AM

View Postcmwise, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 09:15 AM, said:

I pre-ordered it for 8 dollars :)

Win!


I got it for free! Better win :P
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:23 AM

View Postbaavgai, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 10:19 AM, said:

I'm frankly more excited by the next Ubuntu.

Why? They basing it on Windows? ^_^
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Re: Windows 7 Released

Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:28 AM

View PostRudiVisser, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 10:23 AM, said:

View Postbaavgai, on 22 Oct, 2009 - 10:19 AM, said:

I'm frankly more excited by the next Ubuntu.

Why? They basing it on Windows? ^_^

O.O

Oooooo Burn!

Sorry couldn't resist!
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