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Windows 7: The Last Days of Windows 7

16 Dec 2011   #311
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Not this bunny Jerome as I have said in past posts thats ok IF you like them and IF you have the eyesight to see them. Personally I think they are great time wasters and particularly at work and with young kids.

But I agree wholeheartedly what you said re chips I think one would have to more money than sense to buy some of the Intel high end chips now - probably very nice to have but to what end?

For me four cores is the go and well six a bit better but not necessary. The cloud all a bit of over done hype if you ask me, and I want my data here back on earth not in some theoretical repository.


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16 Dec 2011   #312
GSystems

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Indeed

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Ah yes I'm very much looking forward to purchasing W7 Ultimate family pack for a deep discount as W8 hits.
Looks like we're in the same boat...although I am wanting only 7-Pro... Ultimate? Meh--unnecessary for my needs.

But truly hoping MS doesn't keep the price high to prevent users from choosing based on economics. That would be horrible.

Windows 8 Dev Pre is running on one of my machines. I like it--mostly. I don't like the difficulty I've experienced installing drivers; continued "Access Denied" errors aren't cool when you know what you're doing. It seems they may move closer to the Apple spectrum with 8. I hope I'm wrong, and that it's just the developer preview, but if I'm not, I'll be using Windows 7 for a very, very long time.

My original idea was to hold off upgrading all of my machines until Windows 8 released. More than happy to buy it. I like how Microsoft is doing a lot more in regards to user experience. The Metro Start Panel/Menu is awesome. The continued updates to news, stocks, weather, etc. is entertaining and informative. It gives a reason to sit in front of the computer a little longer.

If the app store is functional and useful, it should be an enjoyable product. I am admittedly a bit leery of the remote-delete capability of Microsoft in this regard, but if it's limited only to applications installed through the app store, it will be a serious asset.

Either way, Windows 7 absolutely fits the bill. It's stable, smooth, very functional for beginners and experts, and extremely secure. I recommend it to all of my clients, friends, and family members. From Aero Snap to Resource Monitor, Microsoft truly out-did themselves.

The only possible way I could see myself upgrading as soon as 8 drops is if the price is extremely competitive... Sell it for $45 as an upgrade from Windows 7 and you've got a deal... As a matter of fact $45 for Home Premium $60 for Professional, and $75 for Ultimate, and it's definitely a deal!
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16 Dec 2011   #313
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I just wanted to interject one simple thought.


occam's razor.
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16 Dec 2011   #314
GSystems

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Understood

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I just wanted to interject one simple thought.


occam's razor.
Believe it or not: I'm working on it... :-)
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16 Dec 2011   #315
Vince53

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

You make some good points, Jerome. I had a Cloud account that I liked, but the company folded. I have another free one that I use to store some important data, but it's hard to do anything else with it.
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21 Dec 2011   #316
Qdos

 

Whatever happened to the usual SP2 and SP3 modus-operandi of Micro$oft???

Oh, I forgot... they're more interested in printing money now... hence they're charging as much for an OS that now lasts three years as they were for XP, which rolled on for nearly a decade before they rushed out Vista - much to Steve Jobs amusement at the time...

Personally I'd like to see them learn to walk before they try to run. There are a great deal of improvements they could make to various Windows components - many of which are long overdue, and won't necessarily be made in the next incarnation of their OS...
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21 Dec 2011   #317
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well apple was making a new version that cost over $100 EVERY YEAR there for quite a while. :/

MS is not nearly that bad. Not by a long shot.

Besides, there's generally no real reason to upgrade any working machines. New OSes come in with regular equipment replacement for the most part. I'd rather see them moving forward than just getting stuck in the past forever like XP was towards the end there
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21 Dec 2011   #318
GSystems

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Whatever happened to the usual SP2 and SP3 modus-operandi of Micro$oft???

Oh, I forgot... they're more interested in printing money now... hence they're charging as much for an OS that now lasts three years as they were for XP, which rolled on for nearly a decade before they rushed out Vista - much to Steve Jobs amusement at the time...

Personally I'd like to see them learn to walk before they try to run. There are a great deal of improvements they could make to various Windows components - many of which are long overdue, and won't necessarily be made in the next incarnation of their OS...
I agree with you fully. Windows 7 lost a stability feature that was built into Windows XP (speaking specifically of the way usb audio drivers are handled). It would be nice to see a Service Pack that addresses this issue fully.
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21 Dec 2011   #319
Henry Lost

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Oh...Windows 7 was a new generation...For sure...
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22 Dec 2011   #320
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This recently dawned on me. I finished slipstreaming updates into a build of Windows 7 to install, and I realized, this is the last time I'm probably ever going to do this. I've spent two years keeping my install build up to date to reduce update time in Windows, and this is the last one. It was odd.

I'm looking forward to Windows 8, it has such potential to do greatness.
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