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Windows 7: Windows 7 reigns for the desktop user

26 Nov 2014   #1
whs
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Windows 7 reigns for the desktop user

I think MS has a problem. It will be very tough to top Windows 7 for the desktop user.

I run 8.1 and 10 and they are both fine systems. In terms of function, footprint and speed they are probably superior to Windows 7. Still they feel funny on the desktop.

With 10 there is some progress except for that ridiculous start. All they did is to squeeze the 8.1 start into the right pane and the Apps into the left pane. Considering all the hype that was made about the 'new' start, that is a pretty poor implementation. I immediately toggled it to the 8.1 style. At least there I can read things.

I have 8.1 and 10 in virtual and two systems that came with 8.1 out of the box. No problem running those, but all my 'workhorse' PCs have enough muscle and will remain on Windows 7 until they come up with something I really like.


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26 Nov 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Start8 did indeed take the shock factor out of 8... but it still is not a prime time replacement for 7
The search was hit and mostly miss,

I do agree 10 is not either it is a pitiful production start menu wise which I would hope Microsoft would of learned more from 8's meager popularity and most of the rejection of Bing desktop search
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