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Windows 7: Windows 7: The New XP?


13 Jun 2012   #11

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there

Actually if you wanted to run a whole slew of these types of machines W2K was just as good as XP in any case. 99% of the code was based on W2K (and you didn't need activation either !!!).

Cheers
jimbo

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13 Jun 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I agree I loved windows xp and when vista came out i waited.Then windows 7 came out and i left xp and now love windows 7.I am sure that I will skip win 8 and wait until Microsoft makes a OS I like that's more appealing to me then windows 8.
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13 Jun 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I'll be skipping 8 on my two desktops and laptop, which are currently running 7. Windows 2000 is one of my all time favorite operating systems. Nice and stable, reliable, and I could still play all my old games. I Ran XP for quit a while too. At some point I want to get a tablet or slate, if it comes with Windows 8 on it I could probably live with that.
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13 Jun 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Partly true. When XP was released, we didn't talk about Social Network, App, Tablet and Co.
Now customers needs are different and Microsoft is trying to fill the gap in Tablet market.
I've tried Win 8 on my PC and, as many of you, I returned back to my trust 7.
I also installed Win 8 on a HP touchsmart TM2 and, I've to say, that experience in Tablet zone with 8 is pretty much easier than the desktop one.
So, I think that for job many people will stay on Win 7 but for tablet customers Win 8 will be, probably, a good alternative than the same OS, like Android and Apple.
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13 Jun 2012   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Well... I'll include myself on this list of users not using W8... just because is too early to buy another OS for me (I just have more or less 2 years with Windows 7) and the second reason, because I usually skip certain releases, my only exception was Windows Millenium (yuk!!!) just because I had to stay with that machine (I could never install W98SE )

I also thing 3 years is just too short for a period of time between OSes... 5 or 6 should suffice, and as far as I could test Metro lacks SO MANY multitask features like the enhaced aero features (Aero snap, aero shake...) I work with tons of windows, and metro is just frustrating... at least for me...
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13 Jun 2012   #16

 

Agreed, 3 years is short. Especially since many of the (understandably) cautious among us prefer to wait for a service pack or two to come out before taking the plunge. Plenty of <1 year old Windows 7 machines here. This step was particularly large since it also marked the transition to 64bit for many of us.
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13 Jun 2012   #17

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Tablets and cell phones are toys compared to a P.C. or Quality laptops; Windows 8 is designed for toys. Windows 8 should be sold at Toys R Us.
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13 Jun 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (upgraded from Home Premium)
 
 

not really directly related but- Yes, I like 7, yes, I still have machines with XP that will stay that way until it is no longer supported, no, I will likely not get Windows 8 with its new Metro UI (what the heck- guess I better Google that)- and why the heck do so many of these geeks not know spelling and grammar and syntax?
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13 Jun 2012   #19

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Tablets and cell phones are toys compared to a P.C. or Quality laptops; Windows 8 is designed for toys. Windows 8 should be sold at Toys R Us.
They should have called it Windows TS. The "TS" could mean what it means traditionally to most English-speaking people, or it could stand for Touch Screen. Either way then we'd know it wasn't meant for desktops. It would have saved some time. But I guess if you make money with something called '7' the next thing has to be '8' where these decisions are made.
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13 Jun 2012   #20

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
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I'll be sticking with Win 7 and wait for Win 9 or whatever they will name it. Have no interest in touch screens. In fact if some one touchs my screen I admonish them to not do that. I like my monitor clean and finger print free. I have three rigs and all are desktops (towers). I don't carry computer type gadgets with me. I have a cell phone and it does texting and joins to the Net which has fullfilled my needs.
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