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Windows 7: W7 Prediction

View Poll Results: Yes or No
Yes 13 40.63%
No 19 59.38%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

25 Nov 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Then take the 3 items off. Those are controversial.


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25 Nov 2014   #12
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'll have to keep a Win 7 installation for a while as I have one application that does not work on Win 8/8.1 (RS232 connection to my wife's Singer Embroidery machine). I have a Prolific USB/RS232 adapter and it doesn't connect in Win 8.1 (I get Code 10) and from what I find googling it is not Win 8 compatible. If it turns out Win 10 will support it then Win 7 will go.
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25 Nov 2014   #13
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

To say that "All" members of this forum agree that Windows 7 is the best Windows OS to date is a bit of an extreme statement. And one that many members would disagree with. I personally prefer the user interface of Windows 7 but that is based on my own narrow perspective. Greater familiarity with Windows 8 could change that.

To most novices and inexperienced users the user interface IS the OS. That is all they can see, all they know about, all they care about. But there is much much more to it than that. Windows 8 and Windows 10 incorporate many improvements under the hood that are never seen by most users. These changes bring improvements in performance, reliability, security, usability, and more. All things considered the user interface changes are really quite superficial.

Windows 7 is currently in it's 6th year since introduction, a very long time in the computer industry. While currently still very popular it is aging rapidly. When Windows 11 (or whatever it will be called) is introduced it will be quite aged. A few minor change in the user interface will not be able to hide this fact.

Microsoft is well aware of the fact that it is in a highly competitive market. Many large companies have made the mistake of resting on a popular product expecting it's popularity will continue. Why mess with a good thing? But a new player comes on the field and market share plummets. The names of many such companies were once well known but now largely forgotten.

Reintroducing Windows 7 as Windows 11 would be a serious mistake, one which could have disastrous consequences. One might say it could never happen to Microsoft. But Microsoft executives are not so sure.
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25 Nov 2014   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

10 is yet to see what will become of it,
8 was a flop and so far I don't see allot of difference in the two or not enough to migrate completely,

So as it stands 7 will always be near by and 10 will simply be visited once every blue moon to update and peek at and boot back to 7 because it meets all needs out of the box without any third party tweaks.......
Cheers.

P.S. I believe 10TP was the first attempt to duplicate 7
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25 Nov 2014   #15
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I love how people say Win 8 is/was a flop yet it has a larger market share than OS X.
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25 Nov 2014   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I love how people say Win 8 is/was a flop yet it has a larger market share than OS X.
Thank you!
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25 Nov 2014   #17
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I love how people say Win 8 is/was a flop yet it has a larger market share than OS X.
Some people are just stuck on their initial reaction to Windows 8, same thing happened with Vista.
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25 Nov 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

I think Windows 10 is already a better OS, faster and with improvements that I can use. It has kept me from returning to Windows 7 since the day I installed it.

The market has already voted (13%) on Windows 8. We're fortunate it didn't kill off the desktop, a tribute to MS's historic strength raising a billion customers for the desktop and Windows 7's best-ever supremacy as an OS.

That said, there are natural divisions between those who like WIndows 8 and don't. Those who have touch appreciate Windows 8's updatable Live Tiles which offer a competitive advantage over the Ipad they were trying to compete with. In Ten these tiles are tamed so that the ones desktp users want work well from the side of the Start menu used by over a billion customers. You can even get rid of them entirely with easy right clicks.

It's just a shame they tried to replace the non-touch desktop all at once rather than having a savvy approach like Continuum which will adapt the OS to whether it's installed to touch or mouse.

Since this is Thanksgiving I'm thankful that MS has listened, that I am privileged to be one of the MVP's they sought out to listen to in Summit sessions with top execs, and excited about what's in store for the future.
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25 Nov 2014   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 Forever
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25 Nov 2014   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I have no idea what market share y'all are referring to,
Manufactures brought back win-7 installs because sells were stagnate
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