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Windows 7: Win 7 availability once Win 8 launches?

23 Mar 2013   #71
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
Games, apps, music, TV? I don't want to sound snobbish but don't people use a computer and Windows 7 for anything more intellectual or challenging any more? Video editing; websites; events posters; newsletters for an organisation; picture editing . . . to mention but a few.
No wonder Microsoft ignores the more serious users and concentrates on people who want an OS for more leisurely, less mind-taxing activities . . . !
By the way, I back Jimbo45's comment about surfing intelligently.
I use my 3 desktops for the following, watching the weather (I am a weather nut) listening to music, running virtual machines including the twenty year old Amiga OS. I have several OS of Windows for answering questions and providing screenshots. I edit photos, music tracks, record CD's read technical forums on computers, electronics, palaeontology, geology and so on. I have written many letters and created birthday cards etc. I even play light casual games. My computers get plenty of good use. Yes I even have 2 machines that are used as DVR's recording stuff off of the air TV and yes I watch stuff on Netflix (have you ever watched TV in the USA?) NBC News program lasting thirty mins, 15 mins of commerciasl, 2 mins of coming up after the break and the rest is "news" suitable for anyone with a "10 second attention span". Surfing multiple websites on the three screens.
News from the BBC mostly. Watching DVD's I like the automatic upscaling and the ability to play US and UK discs in 2 inexpensive Asus DVD burner drives. So yes I use my machines for real uses not Toy Town computing.


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23 Mar 2013   #72
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've used my machines for music notation (graphics intensive; audio intensive, too, if using the notation program as a sequencer), ripping CDs, data storage, word processing, desktop publishing, photo editing, audio editing, scanning books (a massive project that is far from finished), and playing music. I've had as many as six windows opened on my screen simultaneously with as many as two more windows minimized at the same time. Besides the monitor, I had the TV patched in so I could read e-books from it.

The machine I'm building will eventually also rip DVDs and BDs, play and stream movies, edit videos, and serve as a DVR to time shift TV shows. I'll eventually have three monitors as well as being patched into the TV (have to make room for the monitors first). I'm already using the new computer although I still need to install an internal card reader, a BD drive (I have a cheaper drive in place for now), and one or two TV tuners. I've been adding components one at a time to simplify any troubleshooting that may be necessary.

I also have a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 ADF duplexing scanner, a Canon 9000F flatbed scanner, and a Samsung CLP 415nw wireless color laser printer; these are hardly toys even though I call them that.
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23 Mar 2013   #73
Dabber

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

My respect for Indianatone and Lady Fitzgerald has just rocketed. I don't know how you have time to do all those things! As well as dispensing advice to people with computer problems.
My To Do List swiftly became a Far Too Much To Do List (which I have been trying to shorten), and I seem to use my computer for all the tasks I have set myself. (That is, I don't do anything that doesn't need a computer to achieve - gardening, decorating and the like). I have a lot smaller itinerary of tasks (although I might just spend longer with each task) than the two of you.
You don't have any time for the pastimes I was having a go at. And you must eat, sleep, etc, at the computer keyboard.
My comments about the more trivial use of computers still stands, but I am impressed by you two!
I don't mean to start a "What do you do with your computer?" thread.
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23 Mar 2013   #74
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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I'm hoping that Windows 7 disappears as quickly as possible. I think it is a load of *** (supply your own four-letter word; I haven't used, or even thought of one, to avoid being sued).
I've been told by an IT expert that if I cannot get on with 7 I will hate 8.
I cannot use the Libraries (why are they there? Windows XP didn't have them), and SkyDrive has me going round in circles. "Cannot open e-mails, an error has occurred", "Cannot send e-mail, an error has occurred" "Delete the photo e-mail, create a new one, and try to send it". (Error 0x8CCC0002) TRY to send it? Does it mean ". . . if you can"?

PS: If Windows 7 is so good why do Microsoft include a Windows XP Mode? No one I have spoken to likes 7. And I thought XP was doomed to stop existing in a couple of months. No support, etc.
Don't know how I missed this misguided Mac user. Funny how people keep saying "w7 is not like my XPired system. I don't understand it so it's crap and I can't learn new processes."

w7 has been on sale a few time recently on Newegg.
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23 Mar 2013   #75
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

LOL! Being retired certainly doesn't hurt.

All seriousness aside, I have a love hate/relationship with computers; I love to hate them. But they are a necessity because they save me time and storage space (electrons are so much smaller than paper books, photos, CDs, DVDs, etc.). They also keep track of my life, finances, etc., a huge advantage since I have ADHD. Keeping a checkbook balanced, paying bills, or even writing a check, was a nightmare for me. Now I don't bother to balance a checkbook anymore, most of my bills are on autopay, and the one bill I have to pay with a check each month gets printed by my computer. By digitizing my books, I don't have to spend hours digging though boxes of books trying to find one. I can now find it in seconds by pressing a few keys. I don't have to wade through huge stacks of paperwork to find a single document, receipt, etc. anymore. If I can't find it on my computer myself, I just let Windows find it for me.

I also have a Far Too Much To Do List.
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23 Mar 2013   #76
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dabber View Post
My respect for Indianatone and Lady Fitzgerald has just rocketed. I don't know how you have time to do all those things! As well as dispensing advice to people with computer problems.
My To Do List swiftly became a Far Too Much To Do List (which I have been trying to shorten), and I seem to use my computer for all the tasks I have set myself. (That is, I don't do anything that doesn't need a computer to achieve - gardening, decorating and the like). I have a lot smaller itinerary of tasks (although I might just spend longer with each task) than the two of you.
You don't have any time for the pastimes I was having a go at. And you must eat, sleep, etc, at the computer keyboard.
My comments about the more trivial use of computers still stands, but I am impressed by you two!
I don't mean to start a "What do you do with your computer?" thread.
I am disabled with serious heart disease so this keeps my mind off the pain. Keeping busy best way I can as I can't do much of anything else at the moment. That may change soon as I am seeing a specialist in April about a heart pump. Then I will be the bionic man.
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23 Mar 2013   #77
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Tony, I hope you don't become a Six Million dollar Man.
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23 Mar 2013   #78
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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Tony, I hope you don't become a Six Million dollar Man.
If I win the Powerball tonight I will gladly pay for the operation and donate 6 million to the hospital fund to pay for people who need surgery but cannot afford it.
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23 Mar 2013   #79
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well I had a heart bypass a couple years ago and the room alone came to $71,000. So you might want to hang on to a few million just for the checkups you will need.
Wish you health and happy computing.
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23 Mar 2013   #80
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Well I had a heart bypass a couple years ago and the room alone came to $71,000. So you might want to hang on to a few million just for the checkups you will need.
Wish you health and happy computing.
Thanks Layback Bear Did save my life though. There is no warranty as two blocked up within a couple of years. Blame it on family history and as the cardiologist putting the stents in told me I have really fine small cardiac arteries which can't take the blood flow. Three heart attacks, countless caths and other tests. Still going "Ain't no stopping us now".
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