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Windows 7: The Last Days of Windows 7

13 Sep 2011   #21
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Windows 98, windows ME, XP, Vista, Windows 7.....is it just me or is there a pattern here?


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13 Sep 2011   #22
Bearcatrp

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

After selling my Mac pro's and building my machines, gave win7 a shot. Been away for 6 years. Glad I skipped vista as I would probably still be on OSX. Am impressed. Glad I bought win7. As for win 8, seems touch screen computing is upon us. Both apple and Microsoft are pushing icon touch computing. No thank you. I'll stay with win7 for the distant future. Let the kiddies do icon based computing. Not sure if they are dumbing down computers due to incompetent kids or what.
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13 Sep 2011   #23
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Windows 8 Beta

Does anyone know when the Windows 8 Beta will available for public testing?

I found a leaked Windows 8 Alpha(?), but although it would install, it wouldn't run in a VM.
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13 Sep 2011   #24
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beauparc View Post
Like others here, my Win7 system has been totally solid since the OS was installed.

The chance of me upgrading to Win8, which looks like a kid's toy, is remote in the extreme.

I have a feeling that Win7 will become the new XP, in that people will continue using it for as long as possible, or until MS removes all support.
+1 WIN 7 is great. I have no reason to upgrade to 8 at this time. Maybe after 8 has been out for a year or so I'll check it out and see if it's necessary to upgrade.
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14 Sep 2011   #25
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Windows 8? Meh...I have tried other icon based Linux programs, such as Ubuntu and Fedora. What used to take one click, now takes three. On a smart phone or tablet, perhaps. On a PC, never.

Windows 7 is the best OS Microsoft has ever floated. I think I will take a big 'pass' on 8.
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14 Sep 2011   #26
preiius

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Irony is ms made win7 such a solid os, why do you need to upgrade? Of course, it is far from perfect, e.g.

1. Still need to reboot after updates.
2. Difficult to move installation to another machine.
3. Lack of package management system or app store.

They are not show-stoppers. Maybe I'm getting old, it's no fun migrating to another os. But as whs, when I come to buy a tablet, win8 is something to consider.
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14 Sep 2011   #27
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

The three year life cycle of the Windows OS is the normal for Microsoft, only the long extension to the life of XP clouds the issue, (caused by the complete re-start of the Longhorn/Vista Build, not the "Greatness" of XP).

The continuing march of technology is the driver behind the development cycle, rather than the desire to have people upgrade, (although Microsoft are a business and would like people to buy the latest OS).

A new Operating System will be able to take advantage of new technologies, without the need for multiple patches and fixes. A lot of issue with XP towards the end of it's life cycle were, (are?), due to the fact that it has been re-built to keep current

The vast majority of users will, as they always have done, only upgrade their Operating System when they, or their employer, upgrade their hardware. The enthusiasts will of course upgrade to a new Windows as soon as possible, this has always been the case and is more akin to the reason given for climbing mountains.

A three year cycle may seem short but when you think of the technology changes in any three year time frame it does make sense
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14 Sep 2011   #28
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

They will have to rip windows 1.0 out of my hands to get me to upgrade to a NEW version of windows. I love windows 1.0 and I will never change. It is the best os that I have ever used.

Where have I heard that before, OH, yes from windows 95 >> windows 98 >> windows 2000 >> windows XP >> Windows Vista >> Windows 7 and now windows 8. Sounds like history is repeating itself every couple of years.
Get with it, those of us on the bleeding edge of technology will always jump at the new versions Just because it is there, and to be on top of technology.



Rich
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14 Sep 2011   #29
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

In the other thread, I mentioned that I was beyond amazed about the new features and stuff I saw in the keynote.

Fact is, once I installed and started using it, it became a completely different experience, unfortunately. Not completely bad, but definitely not as good of an experience as with 7. Controversial, for sure. Now I know what I'm gonna write about once I fire up my new blog, lol.
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14 Sep 2011   #30
Laggomundi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The only way M$ will get me to leave Windows7 for Windows8 is if they don't charge to upgrade. I bought 3.11, I bought 98, I bought XP, I bought Vista (with a machine, not by choice) and I bought 7. enough is enough, & is great and does everything I want, so unless it's free, they can keep 8.
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