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Windows 7 Sells 100 Million Licenses
outrun

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 12:02 am on Apr 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

Just six months after its release, Windows 7 is now installed on one in 10 of the world's PCs, Microsoft has confirmed.

The operating system was launched on 22 October 2009 and has gone on to sell more than 100 million licences - making it the fastest-selling Windows OS in history according to Microsoft.

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J_RaD

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 11:55 pm on Jun 7, 2010 (gmt 0)


When was the last time a MS OS had a feature that was actually useful? It has only gotten more bloated, more demanding of system hardware, and changed for the sake of change. They renamed a service pack and charged people for it, and they gobbled it up.


You sound like you are on more of a rant against windows more then stating actual facts that w7 is garbage.

by all means format your hard drive and install linux, you DO have other options you know?

snag

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 9:58 am on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

j_rad, I noticed you didn't actually answer my challenge - go ahead, I'm waiting to see you rattle off that big ol list of awesome productivity-maximizing features that are in windows 7 and not in the other windows they released 2 years before that. I'm sure it'll be well worth the hundreds to thousands it will cost per user for an organization to 'upgrade'.

Adding to the point I already made about how MS loves to move and rename things for no reason, here are other reasons windows 7 is crap:

1. There is still a black screen during boot up. This is pathetic. Is it locked up? Who knows, just sit there and wait.
2. No significant improvement to boot time
3. The new launcher bar is a cross between a poor man's mac, a bad disney cartoon and fisher-price toys. It's great unless you're older than 5.
4. You can't upgrade from xp
5. They still have the ridiculous confirmation crap that xp SP2 introduced. No added security, but lots of extra annoying clicks for the user
6. Homegroups are terribly implemented, and windows 7 boxes have a ton of problems networking with xp boxes in a p2p/domainless environment
7. IE 8 is a terrible browser, and it's still integrated into the OS. No security problems there.
8. backwards compatibility issues

Your comment aside, everyone knows about linux. My complaints are not as a user, but as an IT admin who has to support MS crap, and has for 15 years. I'm a slave to the install base, and am in a far better position than most to judge what works on the desktop.

[edited by: bill at 12:24 am (utc) on Jun 11, 2010]
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idolw

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 1:40 pm on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

The way it groups open windows on the taskbar is ridiculous, so counter productive. The first week using Win7 it was doing my head in.


Easy. Right click on free taskbar space -> Properties -> Taskbar buttons and choose "Never combine". Welcome back to XP world.

Windows 7 is a great system indeed. I have been using it for 6 months now and it has not crashed even once. Just great!

idolw

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 1:42 pm on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

My complaints are not as a user, but as an IT admin who has to support MS crap, and has for 15 years. I'm a slave to the install base, and am in a far better position than most to judge what works on the desktop.


Sounds as if you had to work with a gun next to your head.
How about teaching surfing instead?

rise2it

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 10:38 pm on Jun 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

"When was the last time a MS OS had a feature that was actually useful?"

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I still run 2000 on a bunch of machines, and I prefer it.

I have XP on a couple because of Windows Media Player and (I assume) Silverlight now to run things like Netflix and other streaming media.

The only thing I saw in Vista was DirectX10, which would only benefit hardcore gamers.

So for me, there's been nothing since XP that 'I' needed or wanted, and those changes 'could' have been made for Win2K, also...but they can't keep selling operating systems like that, can they?

J_RaD

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 11:44 am on Jun 12, 2010 (gmt 0)


My complaints are not as a user, but as an IT admin who has to support MS crap, and has for 15 years.

oh yea? me too.

Im not whining, things change roll with it no OS is going to stay the same forever and no OS is going to be the flawless IT dream. Its not about us its about the end user.

I've not had a single user complaint on w7.


im with idolw, someone needs a vacation.

dreamcatcher

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Msg#: 4123294 posted 9:16 am on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Easy. Right click on free taskbar space -> Properties -> Taskbar buttons and choose "Never combine". Welcome back to XP world.

First thing I did and it made no difference.

What I mean is if I click on a Quick Launch icon, the icon expands to show that software icon as an open window, rather than grouping it to the right with other open windows like previous.

Its ok now anyway, a small code snippet I found has sorted all my problems and its exactly how I want it.

dc

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