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Windows 7: Windows 7 not as popular as I thought...

28 Jun 2010   #31
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

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Still don't know why MS wants to rush like that
Revenue, and it's what everybody else does.

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The average Joe probably isn't even aware that MS wants to release Win 8 so soon, and their pre-2007 OEM XP rig probably won't last until 2012/2013 without intense maintenance that they can't provide.
The average Joe could even be concerned that there must be something wrong with 7 if 8 is coming out so quickly.
I never used to know when a new Windows was coming out until it hit the shelf. But either way you've just proven how illogical it is that MS would rush out a new OS so quickly.

this actually is logical although a bit counter-intuitive.

You get revenue again for the new release through OEM's and people who are using 7 will think there is something wrong and get win8.....Thus more revenue.

Vista was knocked around a bit. It still sold through all the OEMs and when 7 came out, the average Joe's moved to Win7...


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28 Jun 2010   #32
gregrocker

 

XPired .
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28 Jun 2010   #33
Jugador

XP pro
 
 

I guess what got me to searching this topic in the first place, was a fear of a bunch of "XP incompatible" software flooding the market soon, and my being forced to give up my beloved XP.

But, it looks like there's enough folks out there still using XP, that it shouldn't be a problem anytime soon.

I figure I've got at least 3 years, and like the other poster said, Windows 8 will probably be coming out, by then. So, I'll probably skip Win7...
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28 Jun 2010   #34
gregrocker

 

Why do that? Win7 leaves nothing to be desired.

The only thing they can improve upon is to put the display in midair and replace mouse with our hands.

Wait, they've done that with touchscreen!

I'm holding out for midair.
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28 Jun 2010   #35
Jugador

XP pro
 
 

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Why do that? Win7 leaves nothing to be desired.
Money...I probably don't need the Ultimate, but I'd want to at least get the Pro, and that's about $140 for an oem. If M$ would just be reasonable (around $40 to $50 bucks), I'd probably upgrade every time.
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28 Jun 2010   #36
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

XP is covered through XP mode and compatibility modes, most everything can be ran on 7, but if it isn't you can use XP mode for legacy programs. You also dont have to get the 64x Win7, there is a 32x version that still covers most everything. I have 64x and I can't use the older programs, but I am finding tons of new software that is compatible that covers all the functionality of any other programs I lost:

FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

Free Native 64-bit programs

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/25...atibility.html
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28 Jun 2010   #37
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

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That is because so many offices,company's and bussinesses are still using XP, stuck in the past with an old Op system and old outdated software is the reason why. Not to mention the cost of upgrading all those old systems and software to work with Windows 7 is considerable. These things take time and money so the transition to Windows 7 is slow.
Yep and with this economy, businesses are less likely to make the switch right away (believe me i work for one of thos comanies lol).

I think if our economy wasnt so down right now, more businesses would be making the switch sooner or have already made the switch.
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28 Jun 2010   #38
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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That is because so many offices,company's and bussinesses are still using XP, stuck in the past with an old Op system and old outdated software is the reason why. Not to mention the cost of upgrading all those old systems and software to work with Windows 7 is considerable. These things take time and money so the transition to Windows 7 is slow.
Yep and with this economy, businesses are less likely to make the switch right away (believe me i work for one of thos comanies lol).

I think if our economy wasnt so down right now, more businesses would be making the switch sooner or have already made the switch.
Somebody actually quoated me, maybe I should respond....

I can see those old XP machines running that ancient software when ever I go to my dentist office or just about any doctors office or hospital. Not even the best hospitals with the newest stuff has made any attempt to upgrade their systems yet.

They will probably need to hire someone to rewrite all that software or make it compatible with Windows 7. I won't even get into all the Group Policy settings that will have to be redone on the Admin machines. Then they would have to retrain everyone to use the new software and Windows 7. Not to mention deciding wihch A/V to use, most of which tend to cause more problems than they solve at this point.

I guess the question is, how long do those company's want to remain in the past with a relic of an OP system that won't have any support, along with outdated, ugly and sometimes inefficient software that looks like it was created back in the Windows 98" days.
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28 Jun 2010   #39
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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That is because so many offices,company's and bussinesses are still using XP, stuck in the past with an old Op system and old outdated software is the reason why. Not to mention the cost of upgrading all those old systems and software to work with Windows 7 is considerable. These things take time and money so the transition to Windows 7 is slow.
Yep and with this economy, businesses are less likely to make the switch right away (believe me i work for one of thos comanies lol).

I think if our economy wasnt so down right now, more businesses would be making the switch sooner or have already made the switch.
Somebody actually quoated me, maybe I should respond....

I can see those old XP machines running that ancient software when ever I go to my dentist office or just about any doctors office or hospital. Not even the best hospitals with the newest stuff has made any attempt to upgrade their systems yet.

They will probably need to hire someone to rewrite all that software or make it compatible with Windows 7. I won't even get into all the Group Policy settings that will have to be redone on the Admin machines. Then they would have to retrain everyone to use the new software and Windows 7. Not to mention deciding wihch A/V to use, most of which tend to cause more problems than they solve at this point.

I guess the question is, how long do those company's want to remain in the past with a relic of an OP system that won't have any support, along with outdated, ugly and sometimes inefficient software that looks like it was created back in the Windows 98" days.
They, like the diehard XP holdouts, will eventually have to switch, just like anyone that does anything important with PCs had to switch from DOS to Windows 9x/NT/2000 to XP.
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28 Jun 2010   #40
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I guess the question is, how long do those company's want to remain in the past with a relic of an OP system that won't have any support, along with outdated, ugly and sometimes inefficient software that looks like it was created back in the Windows 98" days.
Well, most offices and businesses don't give a squat about eye-candy. While security wasn't as good in XP...with corporate firewalls and such the issue is less of a problem then home users. And there is retraining office staff...which can consist of a fair amount of dollars and time.

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Money...I probably don't need the Ultimate, but I'd want to at least get the Pro, and that's about $140 for an oem. If M$ would just be reasonable (around $40 to $50 bucks), I'd probably upgrade every time.
Yeah, so many of us here have Technet and don't realize how much this stuff costs the average joe. I mean seriously, you can get Technet Standard for $199 and get dozens of copies of Windows, Server and Office....or you can spend $200+ and get 1 copy of Windows 7 retail. It just doesn't make sense.
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