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Windows 7: Where is everybody

06 Mar 2012   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Where is everybody

Lately I miss a lot of familiar faces. I know many are busy with Windows 8 and are also active on the /8 forum - there is a lot of activity but mostly by new faces (which is good too). Has the interest in /7 died out ??
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06 Mar 2012   #2

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There are certainly some familiar faces gone a while now. And others seem to lose interest. I don't think it's Eight, as most of the action is still here. Over the years, I've seen many come and go. Never was on a mega forum like this one, but I'm sure it still applies. I don't think the interest in Seven has died out, in fact, I believe a lot of XPers are making the switch as their hardware gets replaced. Me, you can't get rid of

A Guy
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06 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've had some small health issues and such which kept me away for a while. It has nothing to do with Windows 8, my interest in that product is nearly non-existent.
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06 Mar 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks guys for sticking around. That gives me a certain comfort. Lately I felt a bit lost. I ended up making most postings on the /8 side. I have to say that the /8 discoveries and discussions are very interesting too.
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06 Mar 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I've had some small health issues and such which kept me away for a while. It has nothing to do with Windows 8, my interest in that product is nearly non-existent.
Hope you're feeling better

A Guy
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06 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I've been playing with Eight and suffering with App-block and IE 10. I can say with much certainty that I'll be on Windows 7 for quite some time. Whether you want me or not.
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07 Mar 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Of course we want you Ken. Sorry to hear that you had a difficult experience with /8. I am having a ball. It is really interesting. But IE10 is indeed a challenge. We should ask Airbot to make us a tutorial. He seems to know things about IE10.
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07 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Well, it is different. Once I got past the leaning curve and found a few options, it did become enjoyable. I can't yet say it's fun but I'm working on it. Some of the problems I've had seem to be due to Virtual Box. There's not a lot of hardware support in VB so that was another learning experience for me. Windows VM just flat doesn't support it. Can you imagine that?
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07 Mar 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I heard that about Windows VM - a scandal. I also use vBox on my desktop. Had no problems at all. But on my laptop I could not get it to work in vBox. I then installed it in a dual boot partition. Well, at least I now have both flavors.

But I like the vBox version a lot better. I have it running all day long and bring it up when I read about a new trick. With a dual boot that would be a lot more time consuming.

I have Ubuntu in the same vBox. That runs even better. It uses my full 22" screen. Win8 uses only a 16" screen on my 22" monitor. Any higher resolution does not work. There seems to be a general problem with the drivers for the monitors. On my laptop I am also running with a generic driver.
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07 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yeah, I've got the same display "squeeze" in VB on my 22". I can bump the resolution up but then I get the sliding bars. I just scoot-up closer to the screen.
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