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Windows 7: Windows 7 overtakes XP - finally

15 Oct 2011   #31
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
As servers Linux are without equal -- everything Pparks1 says is true -- in general the only time you need to re-boot a Linux box is if you physically change the MB or if you want to install a new version.

To get back to the point of the thread --if people want to continue to use XP --so be it but don't expect newer hardware to work with it forever.

By all means use older hardware that still functions on say an XP Virtual Machine -- but to say W8 is horrible / waste of time etc before it's even in Beta just displays IMO a pitiful amount of ignorance apart from other shortcomings which I probably wouldn't be allowed to mention on this Forum (or any other decently moderated Forum either).

Most people who have actually taken the trouble to perservere with W8 instead of giving up after the first boot have been quite surprised by it's stability and general snappy performance.

Most Linux "haters" either have never taken the trouble to understand even the simplest of command line commands and probably trying to use it for totally inappropriate purposes. It's NOT windows even if you can customize a GUI to look almost like Windows.

If you have a load of servers out there -- well it's money being spent that doesn't need to be -- I do use a W2K3 server or two.o but compare the licensing costs of a number of these compared with say 50 or more Linux servers.

'Nuf Said.

Cheers
jimbo


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15 Oct 2011   #32
Maguscreed

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Well in the way of a pure server OS linux is superior and I won't argue that.

I thought we were talking about pc's here in general though.
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15 Oct 2011   #33
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Well in the way of a pure server OS linux is superior and I won't argue that.

I thought we were talking about pc's here in general though.
Hi there
Yes we were but sometimes people throw in "Spurious comments" !!!!!.

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Oct 2011   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

At the end of the day, i don't really care if Windows 7 is ahead of XP...I like 7 a lot better and that is what I use.
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20 Oct 2011   #35
EarlGrayHot

Windows 7
 
 

Haivng just gotten my new WIndows 7 computer at work Ican't imagine why on Earth anyone would use it. The minute I discovered the system is preset to alphabetical sorting with no option for anything else I hated it. It should be up to the individual to sort however they wish and not to have Microsoft insist we do it their way or no way. Whose bright idea was that anyway? I would definitely not but a new computer with Windows 7.
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20 Oct 2011   #36
NecroticisM666

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, 64 Bit Build 7600
 
 

Windows 7 is just the right OS for me..I don't really need to upgrade to Windows 8 considering that it will be just a waste of money, and besides Windows 7 is the best OS at the moment. When Windows 8 comes out from the market and if it will receive a generally positive reviews from the experts then I will consider upgrading...
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20 Oct 2011   #37
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EarlGrayHot View Post
Haivng just gotten my new WIndows 7 computer at work Ican't imagine why on Earth anyone would use it. The minute I discovered the system is preset to alphabetical sorting with no option for anything else I hated it. It should be up to the individual to sort however they wish and not to have Microsoft insist we do it their way or no way. Whose bright idea was that anyway? I would definitely not but a new computer with Windows 7.
Uh sorting view and ascending / descending are all sorting options.
Sounds like you just need to give it a minute to figure it out. Sounds like you want grouping off. not hard to do takes about 5 seconds if you know how.
You can turn off that breaking it into parts too. I can understand some frustration there is a minor learning curve but I think you decided to hate out of the box.
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20 Oct 2011   #38
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EarlGrayHot View Post
Haivng just gotten my new WIndows 7 computer at work Ican't imagine why on Earth anyone would use it. The minute I discovered the system is preset to alphabetical sorting with no option for anything else I hated it. It should be up to the individual to sort however they wish and not to have Microsoft insist we do it their way or no way. Whose bright idea was that anyway? I would definitely not but a new computer with Windows 7.
Thats like saying " I am not going to buy the car because I don't feel like setting up the radio in the car."
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21 Oct 2011   #39
Windows XP

Windows XP but sometimes 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows XP View Post
I like XP a lot, and I hope Microsoft makes an Xbox compatible updated version, such as "Windows X2" or something. As for Win8, I think it is a hyped, bloated, underdeveloped, waste. But that's just my opinion. I just don't like it being a phone clone. Windows 7 rocks, but it's not perfect. I like XP's "outdated" interface, and think it would be nice in 3D. XP Forever! Oh yeah, and, <nerdrant> Windows XP is more compatible with my games, applets, and other software. And 7 is so SLOW! But I have a small liking for it. Yet, it has flaws. It BSOD's me a lot.But maybe it's the low Service Pack.</nerdrant> Hopefully this wasn't to long of a comment, but I am a computer geek. XP SIGNING OUT.
1. Windows 8 isn't even in beta yet, how about waiting to see how it comes along before throwing it under the bus?

2. Windows 7 isn't perfect, but compared to XP, it's light years ahead.

3. You like Luna? Well, to each their own.

4. XP dies on April 8, 2014, so there will be no "XP FOREVER!", sorry.

5. Windows 7 isn't slow, perhaps it's your computer?

6. Of course 7 has flaws. Every piece of software in existence has flaws, even XP.

7. For BSOD issues, see #5.

What do you mean "XP dies on April 8, 2014"? Is Microsoft going to make all Windows XP computers spontaneously combust then? Or are they going to steal every single one out of the homes of millions? And, you might not want to hear this, but it's true: XP is the best selling Microsoft os. 7 doesn't even come close. Microsoft is now the number 2 computer company. Steve Zuckerburg called Microsoft "the underdog". Apple beat them, which means the apocalypse Failure de Grande. Windows 8 is the child of Windows Phone 7 and Windows Vista. Here's a fact for you: Microsoft is repeating itself. Here's how: Windows Longhorn -> Windows Vista -> Windows Server 2008 -> Windows 7 -> Windows 8. These systems ALL use the same code.
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21 Oct 2011   #40
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows XP View Post
Here's how: Windows Longhorn -> Windows Vista -> Windows Server 2008 -> Windows 7 -> Windows 8. These systems ALL use the same code.
Unfortunately you are not as smart as you think you are.
server 08 and win 7 do actually have the same kernel, which is why updates generally apply to both of them.
This has never been 'secret' or anything though.
The longhorn kernel has more in common with xp than vista or win 7 though.
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