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Windows 7: The Last Days of Windows 7

17 Nov 2011   #161
RitualJman

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I my self will be keeping windows 7, the reasoning for this is because i've had a chance to play with a copy of windows 8 (developers release) and i did not like what i saw at all. Don't get me wrong it was fast, but i did notice that the performence was bit sluggish compared to Windows 7. The start menu is not end user friendly by anymeans. The start menu also seems a bit sluggish, windows 8 like come could they not come up with a different name. Windows 7 fits the OS but windows 8 just doesn't fit that new OS that will be coming to market. personaly Mircosoft could have done so so much better, but they really missed the target on this one. Althought thats nothing new for them. Example, Vista was a train wreck, yea for some it worked and didn't cause them any problems, and other, most people it was nothing but problems. Don't get me wrong since that time when i tried windows 8 out they could have changed the start menu or just simply inproved it all together. I am unsure of the system specs, but i ran it on a older dual core system it's 1.8GHZ, 3GB DDR2 533, and on board video and it ran real smooth on that.


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17 Nov 2011   #162
magnetite

Windows 7 64-bit Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RitualJman View Post
I my self will be keeping windows 7, the reasoning for this is because i've had a chance to play with a copy of windows 8 (developers release) and i did not like what i saw at all. Don't get me wrong it was fast, but i did notice that the performence was bit sluggish compared to Windows 7.
Developers versions are usually before a beta I believe. So there's still lots of bugs to be worked out before the official release to the public.
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18 Nov 2011   #163
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The available platform preview is as stated a Pre Beta, It is also aimed at potential developers of applications for the Metro Interface.

As the work on the majority of the User interface for Desktop use has not been included in the build, even if it has been developed, this preview should not be used to judge what the final look and feel of Windows 8 will be.

The new task manager does give a flavour of what may be in the actual OS so suggest that people should wait at least until the full Beta before dismissing the OS
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18 Nov 2011   #164
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It's not even completely that it's just getting to the point where they are releasing os's faster than I replace primary systems. This is going to lead to multiple os purchases for a single system.
My new system will be up and running next week, it will obviously have windows 7 on it. I seriously doubt I'll ever put win 8 on unless they make dx12 exclusive to it or some other such gaming feature that I just 'have to have'.
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18 Nov 2011   #165
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Let's be honest about this ....

The people that will upgrade the OS on a current system will be limited to Computer Professionals, Computer Journalists, (separation of roles Intentional ), and (Uber)Geeks, The vast majority of private and business users only ever change the OS they use when they buy new hardware, I doubt the release of Windows 8 will change this

Personally I will run the Beta and the RC and have the OS on at least one machine when it goes RTM, I am not a Normal user, I support others so have to be up to date,

The fact that Microsoft appears to be returning to their three year release cycle makes sense for them, from both the technical and commercial view, but just because a new OS is available does not make it's use compulsory,
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18 Nov 2011   #166
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
but just because a new OS is available does not make it's use compulsory,
This is what I fear is the next step.
Nature of the beast at some point someone will get greedy enough to suggest it, and of course the accountants will think it's a great idea.

I don't know it's not that likely to happen really, but it's not without precedent either. I think a big part of why Microsoft has remained so open and continued to support older os's for so long is because of bill and his personal view on things. He's essentially not an active part of the company anymore at this point though.
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18 Nov 2011   #167
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
but just because a new OS is available does not make it's use compulsory,
This is what I fear is the next step.
Nature of the beast at some point someone will get greedy enough to suggest it, and of course the accountants will think it's a great idea.

I don't know it's not that likely to happen really, but it's not without precedent either. I think a big part of why Microsoft has remained so open and continued to support older os's for so long is because of bill and his personal view on things. He's essentially not an active part of the company anymore at this point though.
They can't risk alienating "Big Business" either.
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18 Nov 2011   #168
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well in that scenario they would work out some sort of contract.
They want all the businesses on a cloud anyhow.
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18 Nov 2011   #169
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You mean like the contracts they have now, where businesses don't actually license a specific version of Windows, they buy a license for "Windows" itself, and are allowed to download/install any currently supported version?

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18 Nov 2011   #170
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

No more like how you would lease a vehicle where the old one is taken back and you replace it with a newer model.
What you are suggesting doesn't imply that they can no longer use the previous version.
In the current scenario they can.
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