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Windows 7: Improvements

View Poll Results: Which OS improved best over its predecesor.
Windows Seven to Vista 10 50.00%
Vista to Xp 3 15.00%
Xp to 2000 (or whatever came before.) 4 20.00%
2000 to 98, 95 etc 3 15.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

10 Jan 2009   #1

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 
Improvements

Which Windows made the most improvements to the previous. Just wanted to know...
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10 Jan 2009   #2

 
 

The thing about OS improvements in your list is that you are missing some in-between OS's that sucked but made the later suck less. Such as 95/98 to 2000 had NT and ME (and they both sucked); XP to Win 7 now has Vista as the dog. After most of the venders updated their software and I got newer hardware that worked on Vista, I liked it. But it will be a trans OS.
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10 Jan 2009   #3

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 

Im talking about main OS's. Sp's count depending on which version sp ur talking about. If u vote leave a comment about which one u voted for.
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10 Jan 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Compaker View Post
Im talking about main OS's. Sp's count depending on which version sp ur talking about. If u vote leave a comment about which one u voted for.
Then it would be 2000. Compared to 95/98, it was (is) a dream. In fact I still use it on my linux machine as a VM since it runs the Win apps I need but has a very small footprint.

Missing from your list was Win 3.1 to 95. Also a BIG improvement!
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11 Jan 2009   #5

 

In all honesty, I can *never* ever ever say that XP was an improvement - it was too girly, too wide open and basically the stupidest thing that M$ could ever have done - unleashing the NT kernel into the public domain for end users to use who had ***NO FRIGGIN CLUE**** on how to run limited user privilege setups.

Sure, if we had continued with 95/98 methods then things would have been just as bad - but introducing the NT kernel with Win 2000 Pro and then keeping it in XP ***and not setting up any sort of security*** made XP (and the world) way too vulnerable to malware. The kernel supported limited access rights and lowered privileges - but the default install didn't even *touch* on saying anything about it at all, and left everything wide open just like in Win 9x series.

Windows 2000 was a good call for users familiar with running in domain settings, but there was limited support for hardware offered with platforms designed for Win 98 (particularly mobile platforms), and that sucked.

Vista was a great improvement to XP - finally, we had an OS that had security checks built in - after 15 years of none whatsoever OOB - and it pissed too many people off. I love Vista because for the first time my OS had vulnerability checks in place OOB and made *good* use of an NT-based kernel.

But, Windows 7 blows any of those transitions away - *so far*.

Don't disappoint, M$ - keep it real. Don't do Windows 7 like you did Longhorn.
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12 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
In all honesty, I can *never* ever ever say that XP was an improvement - it was too girly, too wide open and basically the stupidest thing that M$ could ever have done - unleashing the NT kernel into the public domain for end users to use who had ***NO FRIGGIN CLUE**** on how to run limited user privilege setups.

Sure, if we had continued with 95/98 methods then things would have been just as bad - but introducing the NT kernel with Win 2000 Pro and then keeping it in XP ***and not setting up any sort of security*** made XP (and the world) way too vulnerable to malware. The kernel supported limited access rights and lowered privileges - but the default install didn't even *touch* on saying anything about it at all, and left everything wide open just like in Win 9x series.

Windows 2000 was a good call for users familiar with running in domain settings, but there was limited support for hardware offered with platforms designed for Win 98 (particularly mobile platforms), and that sucked.

Vista was a great improvement to XP - finally, we had an OS that had security checks built in - after 15 years of none whatsoever OOB - and it pissed too many people off. I love Vista because for the first time my OS had vulnerability checks in place OOB and made *good* use of an NT-based kernel.

But, Windows 7 blows any of those transitions away - *so far*.

Don't disappoint, M$ - keep it real. Don't do Windows 7 like you did Longhorn.
I was going to say that the "Vista to XP" option should not even be on there but I see we have someone who can appreciate that choice on the ballot
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13 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I chose Vista to XP as most of the major changes were made in that transition and Seven is just an improvement of Vista and I still like Vista and use it without issues.

Note: Pole is still is on 1 for my choice, has it been rigged?
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