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Windows 7: The Last Days of Windows 7

18 Sep 2011   #61
JimJoe

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

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"Last days".. is that a joke? It's barely a few years old
Its the planned replacement thing. Like a used car that is still running, go out and buy a new one.
That is called marketing
Incentive for me to switch to linux. Probably not intended by Microsoft, but that is the effect.


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18 Sep 2011   #62
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

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Regardless of whether the new interface is a minimalist approach or has gaudy colors, is it fair to say that perhaps the new Metro approach with the Smart screen and the way applications are arranged by tiles and icons would be a better and cleaner way to organize all of your programs? Because in my opinion, as much as an improvement as the Start menu was over, say, Program Manager, it still can get pretty convoluted and messy once a large number of programs are added to it. Maybe this will ultimately be more logical.
Maybe not more logical for techy people, but certainly could be a welcome addition for the average end users.

I did install Windows 8 on one of my laptops and the Metro interface does not look much different from the current Windows Mobile 7 phone interface. The difference is that once you go beyond the Metro interface on Windows 8, it is Windows 7 interface all over. This may change with the final version, but for now it'll suffice.

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The problem that Microsoft has is that the Touch Tablet, and like devices, are expected to become a major factor in the market in the next few years. Microsoft has to be in that market, or will suffer, the "One Size, (or Look & Feel), fits all" philosophy may be a good thing for Windows' future, as long as it is managed correctly.
The "one size fits all" philosophy will be hard, if not impossible with a single code base. The main limiting factor is power consumptions between the iOS and OS. While the power requirements are mainly driven by CPU type and the additional devices, the size of OS has a lot to do with it as well.

Microsoft can and did use the same interface for Windows 7 Mobile and Windows 8, but that's where the similarities end; the code base is drastically different between the two. Just like the MS Office on a PC and on the Windows 7 Mobile, there are functional and code differences between the two Offices. The intent of having the same interface on the smartphone, tablet, and PC may just work out well for the average end user. Or may not based on the "success" of Windows 7 Mobile phone.

While I don't have a personal smartphone, iPhone through work, I want this Windows 7.5 smartphone. It has 13.2 megapixels camera and the smartphone is waterproof. Taking pictures under water just got easier, provided you don't drop it...
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18 Sep 2011   #63
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Theres a rumour work on windows 9 has already started. It includes a gestures gui like in the Tom Cruise movie Minority report.
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18 Sep 2011   #64
gregrocker

 

I thought when Win7 came out that the only thing remaining was using the hands in midair, then I tried it on a touchscreen and realized it is almost there.

How much of a leap is there to being able to snap your fingers to have a screen projected in midair, tap and move things around with your hands.
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18 Sep 2011   #65
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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I thought when Win7 came out that the only thing remaining was using the hands in midair, then I tried it on a touchscreen and realized it is almost there.

How much of a leap is there to being able to snap your fingers to have a screen projected in midair, tap and move things around with your hands.
Oh and I forgot to mention, it is also supposed to be "Extraction" capable (thought reading) like in the Di Caprio movie Inception.
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18 Sep 2011   #66
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have decided that as soon as the new Samsung Developer Tablet is ready for public release I will be getting one, however my Windows 7 PC and laptop isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

After playing with IE10 I am looking foward to that release, but will it ever be available with anything but Windows 8?
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18 Sep 2011   #67
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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I thought when Win7 came out that the only thing remaining was using the hands in midair, then I tried it on a touchscreen and realized it is almost there.

How much of a leap is there to being able to snap your fingers to have a screen projected in midair, tap and move things around with your hands.
Oh and I forgot to mention, it is also supposed to be "Extraction" capable (thought reading) like in the Di Caprio movie Inception.
Don't fancy a BSOD with that switched on
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18 Sep 2011   #68
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

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I have decided that as soon as the new Samsung Developer Tablet is ready for public release I will be getting one, however my Windows 7 PC and laptop isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

After playing with IE10 I am looking foward to that release, but will it ever be available with anything but Windows 8?
According to a report in April, IE10 will be on Windows 7.

Internet Explorer 10 will be Windows 7 and vNext only | WinRumors
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18 Sep 2011   #69
jogger912

windows7 x64bit
 
 

it is good to know that Windows 8 will focus on the tablet users.

Being a tablet user myself, Windows 7 was far from being a tablet OS. For first I wish for the Desktop's taskbar menu would get me into my stored links menu instead of wanting to launch the application when i select the icon.

Window 7 did well to categorize shortcuts but we are still expected to use our mouse and right-click in order to get our sub-menu.... it should be the opposite. Now that i have access to all my frequently used files, i want to get to them first, who cares to launch the application instead, the apps will be launched anyway when i open my shortcut.
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18 Sep 2011   #70
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

i wont update i'm fine with win 7 only time ill update is if it stops being supported with the majority of products and stops being supported completely unless i see win 8 have something to offer that i would be interested in like better performance then 7 but i don't see that happening anytime soon. Use to be a win xp user then went to win 7 and i'm happier with win 7 then i was with xp so atm no i wont be upgrading to win 8 anytime soon unless its a big improvement so far it seems that it just a change towards tablet users and i don't have a tablet so this does not interest me at all.
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