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Moved away from Vista to Windows 7 today.
Plugged in a SSD drive, did a fresh install and I love it!
pontifex

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 5:33 pm on Oct 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

I am not a Microsoft fan! I have an Ubuntu box, a MacBook Pro and a Vista Laptop here phalanxed around me. Yet: Windows 7 is a step into the right direction. It feels much faster than Vista and I always regretted that I have kicked out XP last year.

In combination with that SSD drive as a boot partition it searches several PST Outlook files with over 8 Gig in size in no time...

These large marketing PPTs with 300+ slides of our customers open and you can actually USE them now!

All in all: SSD is cool - I guess it is even cooler on Linux!

Windows 7: well done, Micro$oft!

Just 2 pennies...
P!

 

swa66

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 12:59 pm on Oct 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

So W7 is better than Vista ?
Is it also better than XP ?

Most users didn't upgrade to Vista mostly cause they did not believe it would be better (factual or not, the perception of Vista as being bad is what really killed it), will they do now ?

The "now" part is extra tricky: recession: the cost of upgrading from xp to w7, if you want that SSD: it costs a lot; ...
Will they be able to afford it ?

Will they trust it is better this time around ?
Once bitten ...

I'm not a fan of MSFT products by far, but getting these folks onto W7 means we finally get them off of the legacy IE versions and that's something I do have an interest in.

scotland

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 7:34 am on Oct 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Just read a summary of Windows 7 on the BBC website

[news.bbc.co.uk...]

One thing that was a big problem for me was that Vista did not run (successfully) some of my software and I ended up spending nearly 700 on upgrading software. The BBC article states that Microsoft have not made the same mistake with Windows 7

So is it worth upgrading or sticking with Vista?

Frank_Rizzo

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 8:44 am on Oct 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

What can you do in Win7 that you can not do in XP?

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Don't fall for the Wintel upgrade hype.

These are just a few IMOs of mine.

Gomvents

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 10:31 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Frank_Rizzo, honestly I am not a fan of Microsoft and Vista's initial release was a nightmare but with the latest service pack Vista is not bad and Windows 7 is truly much faster, more reliable, more secure (for now at least), compared to Windows XP or Vista. With a SSD Windows 7 is blazingly fast, it handles SSDs much better than Vista and XP handles them poorly. Networking is also faster and more reliable on Windows 7 vs Vista and XP (and that includes internet access reliability). In terms of needing the latest CPU I'll agree with you there for most people that won't need it or even see much benefit, but for those who do video editing or a lot of work in Photoshop a fast cpu, lot of ram, and SSD on Windows 7 is like night and day compared to a 4 year old Windows XP box!

Receptional Andy



 
Msg#: 4007175 posted 10:43 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've found vista to be brilliant on a home PC. The media software and features are great. It's been a breeze to set up a PC to replace my hifi/dvd player and so on.

For a work PC I hated vista, which made every conceivable task slower than it ought to be. I've got Windows 7 to try, but I haven't taken the plunge yet. I suspect that XP may remain the business OS of choice ;)

Frank_Rizzo

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 11:14 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

Gomvents. Everything you say there can be said of

WFWG, Win95, Win98, 98ME, 2000, XP, XP MCE ...

Every new release promised that you could do things better. But when you think about it: browsing, using a spreadsheet, emailing, poking and tweeting it really is just a cosmetic change. In reality Windows upgrades are like boob jobs and bottox.

SSDs being improved with W7 does not mean that W7 is a miracle cure. It just means that previous versions just didn't have the right software and there was no desire to create them.

It's exactly the same with plug and play printers which was the big feature of Win95.

With WFWG / W3.1 you had to plug in a printer and load drivers up else the O/S would not know what to do with it.

With 95 you could plug it in and W95 would say

'Found Epson MX-80 ... insert driver disk'

This was seen as cool and that the O/S was an all seeing, all doing wonder. How did it now what a 10 year old printer was when connected to it's parallel port? Magic!

The truth is that the O/S was doing nothing special. If the coding was there it could have been done with early versions of windows. But then there would have not been another candy treat for upgrading.

I don't mean to go off on one about this; I don't mean to rain on the W7 parade. But this 'way better than Vista' line which is going round is just like a film trilogy.

Make a great film, then a rubbish sequel, follow up with one as good as the first and everyone is happy.

Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard with a Vengenace
Oceans 11, Oceans 12, Oceans 13
XP, Vista, Windows 7

Gomvents

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 11:49 am on Oct 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

Frank_Rizzo, I'm note speaking of opinion or marketing material... I've used it first hand. It truly is as I described. The move from Windows 98 / NT4 to 2000 was also a big jump in the right direction. MSFT really only got it wrong with Windows ME and the Windows Vista launch was implemented poorly but if it launched with SP1 and an XP compatible mode it would have been received much better.

J_RaD

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 7:09 pm on Oct 28, 2009 (gmt 0)


Every new release promised that you could do things better. But when you think about it: browsing, using a spreadsheet, emailing, poking and tweeting it really is just a cosmetic change. In reality Windows upgrades are like boob jobs and bottox.

there is alot of new tech that goes into each new windows. windows 7 isn't windows 98 with a shiney new screen and special effects. All you do is e-mail and use spreadsheets and surf the web.

you would never notice much on ANY os, linux mac or otherwise.

I think its stilly of microsoft not to publish all the new details and whats new improved added and changed in each new OS release to end all this silly babble.

bill

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Msg#: 4007175 posted 6:45 am on Oct 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think its stilly of microsoft not to publish all the new details and whats new improved added and changed in each new OS release to end all this silly babble.

They do. There are tons of blog posts that chronicle all of the changelogs along the development path, and then there are the various features lists on the MS site. The information is there. You just have to look for it if you're so inclined.

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