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Windows 7: Am I the only one?

15 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Am I the only one?

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Finaly they made a cool looking and performant OS. seems an update for XP and not for vista. Wista was just a bad joke they made while they was building 7.
Is it my imagination or am I one of the few who actually found Vista to be a great OS?

I feel oh so sorry for those poor, lost souls who prefer to accept rumors and speculation over fact. These are the people who decided that Vista was bad because they allowed OEM and computer stores to sell them poor hardware, or they listened to the Apple ads without realizing that it was nothing but propoganda from the competition that was afraid they could not keep up.

All those people who decided to stick with XP are going to have the hardest time of all moving over to Windows 7. Sure, Vista had it's problems in the start, but so did XP, and they've forgotten that.

I have yet to see one single shred of evidence that conclusively proves beyond all doubt that Vista is as bad as some people believe.

And I'm not thinking of "I heard that so-and-so had such-and-such a problem" or "Vista runs too slowly on my new laptop with 1GB of memory" or "UAC stops me from doing anything" or "I can't find x64 drivers for my 8 year old sound card".

We all know by experience that 95% of what gave Vista such a bad rep was not the fault of Vista, but of hardware manufacturers that installed it onto under-specced hardware, or got caught napping when it came time to update driver software for their hardware products.

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15 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

I agree mostly, but I don't think that you can absolve Microsoft from responsibility of sending out low-spec systems with the Vista certification. Microsoft caved and passed these laptops. There was even that infamous email by a Microsoft VP calling his $2100 Vista laptop as only useful as an email machine because of the problems.

And PC do have their share of problems that Apple went after. Apple attacked PCs, not just Microsoft. PC OEMs can be a sorry bunch, and I'd say most of the issues plaguing PCs are their fault. But, again, Microsoft is allowing it, so they deserve the blame too.

You might find this interesting: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/package...iness/MSFT.pdf
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15 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I agree with you both.
I used XP briefly at the beginning of my road to pc addiction (so not that long ago) and then went straight to a much more powerful pc with Vistax64.
I absolutely loved it from the very beginning and after SP1 it was superb.
I had zero problems or compatibility issues and could not believe that people would choose to stick with XP.
I also agree that all of that "Vista Ready" and "Vista Compatible" scam was very shabby and backfired big style in terms of sales.

cheers, john
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15 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

When I first tried Vista my PC just wasn't up to it (when it first came out) and I had a heap of trouble finding drivers for "Vista Ready" hardware...so I stuck to XP for about another 12 months.
I then updated the PC Internals and figured I would try Vista again and absolutely loved it....the difference some newer hardware made was immense and I found the new GUI to be more logical....for me anyway.
I really dislike the Vista haters...there are a vast number of them who have no idea of what they are talking about and just waffle on with things they have heard from others...or read somewhere....or are Linux or Mac fanboi's....
Vista....for me was great...no BSOD etc and Windows 7 is a big step forward from there as far as I am concerned....roll on the RTM.
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15 Jun 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Vista always worked brilliantly for me - and still does

If it was released now - it would be very well received - it was just ahead of it's time.
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15 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

My experience of vista was a pleasant one, even before sp1. To be quite honest I had no issues at all with it with regards to stability and performance and thought it was a better os than xp in all departments(including gaming). Why it received so much flack I will never know and like you say most of it came from hearsay. Xp fanboys were jumping on the bandwagon without ever having even seen the desktop never mind clicked on the start menu orb. For me vista home premium was a great os and never let me down.
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15 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Let's not have a wake guys. Vista is still with us and I'm going to keep it on my system for a while yet.
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15 Jun 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Definitely - with SP2 it's even better.
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15 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I still love Vista and will be keeping it for a long time to come, it runs just as good as Windows 7 on my system, minus a few extra effects but there are still more features overall.
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15 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Vista always worked brilliantly for me - and still does

If it was released now - it would be very well received - it was just ahead of it's time.
Really interesting perspective here. I never looked at it that way. Maybe I never gave it a chance, I was hot on the install when it was first available and it wasn't the most user-friendly OS I'd used.

Even with that said, I'm ok with having missed that boat and am happy to use Windows 7.
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