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Posted 12 February 2010 - 04:07 AM

My school offers Windows 7 Professional (x64 and x86). On my desktop I am currently running XP Home on an Intel Core 2 6400 @ 2.13Ghz 2.14Ghz, with 4 Gigs of RAM. Should I make the switch? What improvements should I expect?
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:19 AM

I have found that GUI interactions are much faster and fluid then XP. As well, 64-bit is night and day in terms of speed. One thing you may want to look into is the MSDN for special student pricing.
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:57 AM

Sexy SEXY style that provides functionality. Once you get used to the icon bar you wonder why it hasn't been there forever.

Window docking built in. :3

Drivers installation that is MORE SIMPLE THAN UBUNTU'S. Imagine Ubuntu's driver simplicity with Windows wealth of drivers. Win.
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:52 AM

View Posttoshiro, on 12 February 2010 - 08:19 AM, said:

I have found that GUI interactions are much faster and fluid then XP. As well, 64-bit is night and day in terms of speed. One thing you may want to look into is the MSDN for special student pricing.



I get it for free through my school from MSDNAA so I don't have to worry about buying it.
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 15 February 2010 - 08:33 PM

you should definitely should update to windows 7. Vista sucked, but windows 7 is so much better. The networking capabilities are a lot better, and the overall look and feel is a good step up.
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 15 February 2010 - 09:02 PM

It depends of your needs.

I have an Windows XP installation on my desktop and a seven one on my notebook (ultimate).

If you just want to use the system in a really "user way" seven is great, good looking and nice network utility. But there is a lot of "extra things" that I don't use.

Anyway I prefer my OpenSUSE (a lot) :)
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:57 PM

Microsoft has recently launched Windows7 phone series.I think that this blog helpful to you.

Windows 7 Blog
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 17 February 2010 - 01:24 PM

I think he wants windows 7 PC operating system, not the mobile phone OS.

Windows 7 is quite fast, and yes, installing drivers are a breeze. I have been using it since RC, and I must say I am impressed.

Of course, now it's in a VirtualBox through ubuntu, but hey, I got bored and wanted Linux back.
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:38 PM

With your hardware, you should expect a snappy, clean, and intuitive OS (for the most part). I wouldn't expect any issues.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 03:42 PM

Very Yes.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:23 PM

View Postninechances, on 12 February 2010 - 03:07 AM, said:

My school offers Windows 7 Professional (x64 and x86). On my desktop I am currently running XP Home on an Intel Core 2 6400 @ 2.13Ghz 2.14Ghz, with 4 Gigs of RAM. Should I make the switch? What improvements should I expect?

if (!windows 7)
cout<<"please install windows 7";
system ("PAUSE")
return EXIT_SUCCESS
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:00 PM

Yeah go for it, and probably the 64 bit as well...
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:37 PM

Kinda same situation here. I'm getting all Microsoft software except Office for free, as a student. I'm interested in how buggy is Windows 7?
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:43 PM

When I made the switch from Vista to Windows 7 I was amazed. I did ome posts on my blog about the switch:



That should give you a good insight on the switch to Windows 7
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Re: Windows 7

Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:00 AM

No no no no no.... Windows is the devil, go with Linux or BSD, much better.

Joking aside I Tri-Boot Windows 7, FreeBSD, and Fedora and I was quite surprised at Win7 after the nightmare of Vista which made me completely switch to Linux/BSD for a year or two. The one major nag I have is the throttle on download speeds and all the reg tweaks I had to go through to get it up to speed but after that it wasn't bad (though I'm used to tweaking so it didn't phase me, the average user on the other hand pissed about slow torrents...)

Runs perfectly on my computer, Core2 Quad 4gB Ram and only starts to lag if I'm not paying attention and have 5+ instances of VS08, Photoshop, Aptana, Fireworks, iTunes, TuxGuitar, XAMPP running full updates, a gross of tabs on chrome using mainly facebook and accidentally starting half-life without thinking. Only time I've seen the thing bluescreen and that was by far my bad.

(Though I've yet to crash BSD no matter what the heck I do to it...)
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