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Windows 7: how many USER's will the Unix-World loos??


15 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 / Linux Mint
 
 
how many USER's will the Unix-World loos??

at my PC beginning I was a Windows-User but with more experience, I was more and more interested on Linux (and the other Unix systems). The last years I was only using Linux as main System (it worked a lot better than XP, I will not speak of the xxxx Vista), and XP only for games.

Know since the leak 7022, that was the first version I tested more, I'm so impressed by Windows 7, that I do not use Linux anymore, I have it (for the moment) installed Linux a second system, and observe the community, but for the daily work, only WINDOWS7.

I was never thinking that I'm going to be so a big fan of a Windows system, but now I can't wait for the final version, and I'm happy for every Leak.

So UNIX for the moment you have lost me as USER.

So how many of you have switched too ??

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15 Jun 2009   #2

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

Now lets see? I use the free Linux tool GParted after once having an 98SE/XP/Fedora Core 4 mess to clean up for the former XP/Vista dual boot.

Have ubuntu 9.04 and Knoppix 5.3 bootable on usb flash drives with them capable of being used as bootable data recovery tools over live cds. Nice to be able to carry a few of those on a belt clip over lugging a cd case around to bail someone out when their Windows system is down.

For internal drives those saw the loss of the XP/Vista dual boot in favor of two 64bit RC installations configured into the mix with the 32bit RC. How am I doing do far?
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15 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

I still have Jaunty (KDE Flavour) as a dual boot with 7, and like it a lot. But it must be secondary to anyone who uses Adobe a lot or in a work environment.

However for many who want to surf, email and write docs, listen to music, watch and make DVDs and not fiddle with the OS or pay for or look for software - really a good Linux Distro IS the go. But how Linux/Ubuntu/whatever convinces them of that I have no idea. For the vast majority of computer users Linux is a foreign land, exotic and even threatening.

Funny how tweakers heaven is now best for stable/leave it alone use but hardly anyone uses it.

Having said that not only do I have a dual boot, but I've got a full distro on a flash drive, use parted magic/gparted and my son just recued a virused out/hijacked XP install using a Linux CD.

Linux wont lose many real users coz its like a religion. Part time users will continue to dabble and have it ready as a helper/backup.

but lets be honest Win 7 (and Leopard esp Snow Leopard) are far more sophisticated and appealing operating systems and will continue to rule.
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