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Windows 7: XP, Vista, or 7?

View Poll Results: Which version of Windows do you like best?
Windows XP 1 1.41%
Windows Vista 5 7.04%
Windows 7 65 91.55%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

22 Jan 2009   #61
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Unwanted software the comes with Vista...

Care to clarify that? Or are you talking about the unwanted software that an OEM installs bundled on their computers when they sell them to consumers in order to save the consumers money? If so that doesn't come with Vista, that comes because your OEM decided to put it on there....
And that has contributed hugely, I think, to the current conception of Vista. Don't get me wrong, Vista has its share of legitimate problems, but a lot of people don't understand that their PC's manufacturer has added a lot of bloat to their systems, and that's not Vista's fault.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LarryLaser
I have had computers since 1977 (the first I'll bet you never heard of TRASH80 {Radio Shack TRS-80})
Yep, I used to have one of those..
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22 Jan 2009   #62
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by renthor View Post
And that has contributed hugely, I think, to the current conception of Vista. Don't get me wrong, Vista has its share of legitimate problems, but a lot of people don't understand that their PC's manufacturer has added a lot of bloat to their systems, and that's not Vista's fault.


Yep, I used to have one of those..
Here's an old PC, the ZX81 from Sinclair computers. I didn't have one. I had an Oric computer, it had a much better processor (6502) in my opinion.
There were a couple before then but I forget the names?
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23 Jan 2009   #63
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LarryLaser View Post
Currently I am testing Windows 7 7000 x86 on one of my laptops (fairly new . Lenovo 3000 n100) and am very Impressed with it so far. But It is still in beta mode and I have found quite a few bugs that need work on, or Modifications from MS to smooth it out.

As far as Vista, forget it. I have run it and tested it and repaired it for a few people (and companies) that I do Computer Consulting and Network setup's for.
I Own a copy of Windows Vista x64 and x86 Ultimate and have no reason yet to install it on any of my computers.

I have 8 computers that I use constantly and right now I have Windows XPP x64 on my big box (Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3, Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 8192 MB, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS & NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 3TB's of HDD's). And Windows XPP x86 on 4 others (2 laptops 2 desktops) Windows XP home on my wife's (minitoy) AcerOne and Windows CE 5 on my iPAQ 5555.

I have had computers since 1977 (the first I'll bet you never heard of TRASH80 {Radio Shack TRS-80}), and have used MS OS's since 1987-89 and still have the original copies of Win1.1 - now Win7, I also have servers OS NT3.5-2003.

I Got impressed with Windows when I met Bill and Paul, (the 2 who started Microsoft), back in 1985 and have been a fan since then.
I like Linux but it is not that compatible with the work I like to do, and no matter what Linux fans claim, you still have to work out buggs constantly. The only MS O.S. that was like the buggy Linux was Windows ME. I believe that was a glitch forced by the marketing group at MS.
I never owned a Trash80, but I did have a TI99/4-A. And I did go Tandy for a while - the indomitable 1000EX with extra 5.25 (360K) Floppy.

And I knew and grew up with several CoCo users who were in the local CoCo Users Group....

Then again, I was born in '71, older than most people realize....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
I mean all the extra files and unwanted programs that slow vista down. Also the small tsr progams that start with vista that are not needed.
I always install my own software and build my own PC's. I wouldnt want anyone else build my PC...lol.
Ummm, again, can you be *specific*?

Every time I install Vista only Vista is running until I start installing other apps.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by renthor View Post
And that has contributed hugely, I think, to the current conception of Vista. Don't get me wrong, Vista has its share of legitimate problems, but a lot of people don't understand that their PC's manufacturer has added a lot of bloat to their systems, and that's not Vista's fault.


Yep, I used to have one of those..
Amen!
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23 Jan 2009   #64
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

John,

I cant remember all the files/programes. Mostly microsoft games and add-ons like paint, msn messenger, to reduce space used. Also those tsr's that eat memory like themes, cardspace, ethernet, and some logging programs. Sorry I dont have a list but I look inside windows and see what I am able to turn off safely to increase performance.
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