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Windows 7: I am 'impressed' so far with Windows 7!

09 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I am 'impressed' so far with Windows 7!

Sorry. But I just have to announce this fact, as I was never this impressed with Vista at this stage. ( or on release!! ). With Vista I was more 'hopeful'. lol.

No seriously though, I'm throwing all manner of software at Windows 7 at the moment, and yes, there are things that won't install normally due to the software not recognising this version of Windows, but overall looking good!

The Mrs likes the themes. Which is I suppose the women's thing to look for in a new OS! lol.

I'm going to sound really geeky here and announce that I have come over all excited with anticipation of the release of Windows 7. Looking damn good! Soooo much better than Vista already. I seriously do think that once Windows 7 has been out for a while, history will look back on Vista as being the more recent Windows Me. In other words, an OS that should never have been released as it was.

Hurry up and get this released Microsoft! Then again, no, take your time! lol.
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09 Mar 2009   #2

Win 7 x64 - 7048
 
 

Oh she'll love the new sound scheme which is being deployed in build 7048, ha. Have to agree though that this os also gets me "excited" so much so that I have it as my only os on the two systems I have in the house, good times. It'll be allthe little tweaks that are getting tweaked behind the closed doors of microsoft. Fingers crossed it can only get better.

And yes ukgovdoesuck!
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09 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I find that to the contrary about Vista being an ME II when XP 64bit saw a sad lack of 3rd party support. Vista turned out to be more stable then XP in a large variety of ways while 7 sees one thing new that will allow far more older programs to work on the next version. And what is that?

Simply right click on the installer.exe or setup.exe file for the older program you are trying to install or run and see the compatibility error and...



Gee? It's nice seeing some old XP softwares that wouldn't install on the next version suddenly found running on 7! But there are some already saying they will go back to... "Vista baby!" being somewhat dissappointed with 7 so far.

Fortunately not too many have made any statements like that to be sure of. Presently the setup here sees XP dual booted with 32bit 7 on one drive while Vista is waiting to see 64bit 7 going on the first drive while presently not being the default boot drive for the time being having 7 set as the default OS. Nice!
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09 Mar 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hey Guys

I think Vista should be seen as the OS that "Needed" to be released rather than the one that shouldn't have. Mainly, MS had to finally make a break from the old kernel and the patching that many 3rd party apps were far too accustomed to using, which only made the kernel that more insecure and unstable. Vista was such a monumental change to the core of the Windows OS that there inevitably were some major drawbacks at first, but overall I think they did a good job with it and turned things in a better direction overall for security. I guess the biggest drawback to Vista was the resources it needed...yah, that was a big whopping chunk of resources compared to anything ever released before, but now with 7 they've been able to modify and adjust that to a more realistic amount.

Granted, many XP users were scared to go Vista and many just didn't have the machines to make the jump and make it work decent, but I see that majority now making the leap to Windows 7 when released as they're all about ready for a machine upgrade anyway, and 7 is getting good press. I think the Windows 7 adoption rate is going to be staggering...
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09 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
Hey Guys

I think Vista should be seen as the OS that "Needed" to be released rather than the one that shouldn't have. Mainly, MS had to finally make a break from the old kernel and the patching that many 3rd party apps were far too accustomed to using, which only made the kernel that more insecure and unstable. Vista was such a monumental change to the core of the Windows OS that there inevitably were some major drawbacks at first, but overall I think they did a good job with it and turned things in a better direction overall for security. I guess the biggest drawback to Vista was the resources it needed...yah, that was a big whopping chunk of resources compared to anything ever released before, but now with 7 they've been able to modify and adjust that to a more realistic amount.

Granted, many XP users were scared to go Vista and many just didn't have the machines to make the jump and make it work decent, but I see that majority now making the leap to Windows 7 when released as they're all about ready for a machine upgrade anyway, and 7 is getting good press. I think the Windows 7 adoption rate is going to be staggering...
Actually mate, you've made some very fair comments there. I think you're definitely going to be right with the possible adoption rate of Windows 7 too. Count me in!
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09 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

From what I've seen so far with the 32bit side of 7 it loads the desktop at an alarming rate over the two previous versions giving 7 an edge for MS there. But it still tends to see the same lag in shutdown time when going to retsart or shutdown for the night as seen with Vista. At first you see the waiting for logooff sound screen then followed by a long "Windows is shutting down" delay.

I have to give both Vista and 7 the thumbs up over XP for various other reasons however like a much needed crash control method while XP would tend to see solid lockups at times. The ctrl-alt-del combo will bring you to a different type of blue screen where you can elect to restart, logoff, shutdown, lock the system if not simply using the task manager to end a hung game or program to see the desktop again.

With all three versions running side by side on the same hardwares I seem to get a good collective overview and comparison between the three.
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10 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

It is of my opinion microsoft had windows 7 cooking at the same time as vista because if I think about it (you can try this at home) they seem to be developing this an an alarming rate. I know they have trillions of people working on it but still............... Vista was obviously only half baked but now its time for this baby to come out of the oven. This is not only going to turn die hard xp users but I also reckon it will take some apple users as well, its that good, me myself can not find anything really negative. Of course there are gripes but there is not one future os they will will not find something to gripe about. Hats off to MS.
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10 Mar 2009   #8

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I agree with Chappy. No matter how good they could have made Vista, it was destined to take a hit as the OS that 'my (old 16bit) software won't run on'. And the lag for drivers obviously didn't help. I like Vista, but I have the resources and I found other apps to replace the 16 bit apps that no longer worked.

Gary
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10 Mar 2009   #9

 
 

Vista should be applauded for weathering years of largely undeserved vitriolic rhetoric that often borders on the ludicrous.

One of the biggest reasons Vista failed was that it simply was not all that MS promised it to be. Over-hyped marketing 'killed' Vista before it's release.

'Bloat', incompatibilities and dodgy drivers compounded the disappointment and were the final nails in the coffin for Vistas public perception. Upgrades were required to satisfactorily run it too. But guess what? Upgrades were also required for the release of W95 and XP too, but funny how no body seems to mention that much when bashing Vista.

Windows Seven is currently succeeding where Vista 'failed' because of low initial expectations and a user generated hype that is provided by a beta OS that had a great foundation which was provided by, yep you guessed it, Vista.

As much as I like the Seven beta, I like Vista too. Much more than I ever liked XP.
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11 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Did you say 95 expectations? When first setting up a dual boot for 95 with 98 I found 98 to a be lead slug compared to how fast 95 loaded up at the time. But how many now still run 95? You still see a good number with old systems running 98SE however!

Right before Vista was even seeing the RC releases I punched the XP up a notch by going from 1gb to 2gb and immediately saw a large improvement there. XP finally starting running a bit smoother overall. But it still saw lockups all too often if something cccccrasheddddd...!

Vista then came along and introduced a much needed improvement in crash control as well as far fewer errors while lacking updated software still seen after 2yrs. time. When 7 is out it will be also seeing support for a new usb 3.0 standard soon to be. http://www.usb.org/press/USB-IF_Pres..._17_USB_IF.pdf
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