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Windows 7: The legacy of Windows 7 - last of a breed?

28 May 2013   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't believe it's a change or age thing.
Many if not most of us have went through many changes in Windows before we ended up on Windows 7. Some would just like change to be for the better not just change for the sake of change.
For those of lesser years that were born, spanked and handed a i-phone Windows 8 is not change. A tablet is just a bigger i-phone which in many cases they feel completely comfortable with. Some of lesser years then tried a PC with Windows 7 and discovered it was different but liked it on a PC. I would bet such people still use the phone and tablet as it was designed to be used and a PC with Windows 7 as it was designed to be used. That is a good thing.
Then their is older folks that thought having a small phone you could carry around would be nice to have. They use it as a phone and some may text. They know their phone does more things but don't care, it's a carry around phone.
No tablets; it's just a big phone that won't fit in their pocket. Then they go home or work and use a PC with Windows 7 and know it's a PC and it does PC things the way a PC should do things. They are happy and thats a good thing.


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28 May 2013   #22
BrokeIC

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS

And while we're talking notable non-features, one in particular might rile diehard desktop enthusiasts. The Start button still doesn't make it in Windows Blue. It's really, truly gone, folks.
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28 May 2013   #23
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

If Windows 7 is the last version of a standard Windows GUI/system I find it quit a sad thought
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28 May 2013   #24
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

There may actually be something Microsoft refers to as a "Start Button" but it won't open the classic "Start Menu". At least that's the way I read it.
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28 May 2013   #25
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
There may actually be something Microsoft refers to as a "Start Button" but it won't open the classic "Start Menu". At least that's the way I read it.
And MS claims that they "listened" to customer feedback. If they really did, they would've had by default metro + charms bar completely disabled with the old start menu and start button present at least on desktop platform.
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28 May 2013   #26
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

It's all in the interpretation. There is a big difference between a Start Button and a (Classic) Start Menu. Be careful what you ask for?
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30 May 2013   #27
Yawrood22

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

I like the part of theveterans reply wherein they say . . ."And Ms claim that they listened to customer feedback". Biggest joke of all time.

Microsoft has so screwed up !
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02 Jun 2013   #28
dperecky

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Espaņol, SUA, Bitlocker
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yawrood22 View Post
."And Ms claim that they listened to customer feedback".
I guess different parts of MS listen better than others. For example, they are -still- supporting XP... which is pretty cool. IMO, they should continue support for XP and all popular OSs (which by definition would exclude Vista) from then on, for perpetuity.
link: Support ends in 2014 for Windows XP and Office 2003!
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03 Jun 2013   #29
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dperecky View Post
IMO, they should continue support for XP and all popular OSs (which by definition would exclude Vista) from then on, for perpetuity.
That would stop PC technology from improving since if XP is supported perpetually, many enterprise and budget conscious people won't even bother upgrading to the latest version, and therefore missing improvements that the newer OS have. In addition, hardware improvements would be stagnant or improve very slowly since the older OS won't be able to support the new features a new hardware would've like better multi-core multitasking and large RAM management of Windows 7 and 8.
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03 Jun 2013   #30
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Forced to replace?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dperecky View Post
IMO, they should continue support for XP and all popular OSs (which by definition would exclude Vista) from then on, for perpetuity.
XP should be "Public Domained", if MS are going to stop supporting it.

If the law demanded "Public Domaining" of unsupported software, MS would support it forever.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans View Post
That would stop PC technology from improving since if XP is supported perpetually, many enterprise and budget conscious people won't even bother upgrading to the latest version, and therefore missing improvements that the newer OS have. In addition, hardware improvements would be stagnant or improve very slowly since the older OS won't be able to support the new features a new hardware would've like better multi-core multitasking and large RAM management of Windows 7 and 8.
Are you suggesting that people should be forced to replace their PCs, just because MS (or others Corporations) want to make a buck?

If the new systems are better, people will eventually start using them.

Cars didn't become the dominant private transportation method, because the car companies went out and shot all of the horses.
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