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Windows 7: Windows 7: The New XP?


14 Jun 2012   #21
redblade8

Windows 7...Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll have to agree with Hammer Head...My laptop isn't touchscreen, and it'd probably cost alot of money in order to replace my screen to one that is...I'm just going to hope though that Microsoft will release a version of Windows 8 that's for non-touchscreen targets as well...I don't think that I will wait for Windows 9 in order to upgrade, but I'll probably wait until it has been released for a while/the prices go down alot on it before I do.
On what was said earlier, I think Windows 98 was better than XP ^_^ But then again, maybe not...xD
I also don't want 'cloud computing'...I hope microsoft isn't planning anything like this for Windows 8 or 9?


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14 Jun 2012   #22
x BlueRobot

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

I'm staying with Windows 7, and like marsmimar said, Microsoft are now suggesting that Windows 8 was not intended for a desktop, when even though they produced it for the desktop? Are Microsoft now realising they've made a huge mistake? Perhaps suggesting it was always intended for tablets and mobile phones, less people will laugh at Microsoft was failing to produce a new OS people actually like :L
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14 Jun 2012   #23
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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.
Good idea. Toys-R-US once sold the Coby Kyros tablet. So they have some experience.
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14 Jun 2012   #24
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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.
Good idea. Toys-R-US once sold the Coby Kyros tablet. So they have some experience.

Not all tablets are toys. I'm not going to use my tablet for playing games, but I'm going to use it's built in Office suite and I'm going to browse the internet (especially Sevenforums) with it.
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14 Jun 2012   #25
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redblade8 View Post
I'll have to agree with Hammer Head...My laptop isn't touchscreen, and it'd probably cost alot of money in order to replace my screen to one that is...
Never heard of an upgrade to a touchscreen system. Maybe it's just because Touchscreens haven't been popular. But I don't think there will really be an upgrade route on old laptops to include touch screen technology.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redblade8 View Post
I'm just going to hope though that Microsoft will release a version of Windows 8 that's for non-touchscreen targets as well.
Don't get your hopes up. As Maximum PC said, the liklihood of seeing Windows 8 without Metro is akin to Microsoft buying Apple and building the iWindow.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redblade8 View Post
..I don't think that I will wait for Windows 9 in order to upgrade, but I'll probably wait until it has been released for a while/the prices go down alot on it before I do.
I don't think historically that once an OS has been released and around for a while that prices really drop. I think Windows 7 still costs the same as it did at launch. The only discount I know of was the Windows 7 family back, giving you 3 copies of Home Premium for $149.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Not all tablets are toys. I'm not going to use my tablet for playing games, but I'm going to use it's built in Office suite and I'm going to browse the internet (especially Sevenforums) with it.
Tablets are such a limited use device, and I think that is why they call it a toy. I too have a tablet and it's ok for a few things, but it's simply just a phone with a larger screen. It doesn't even remotely come close to replacing my laptop or desktop for daily use.
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14 Jun 2012   #26
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I once heard Windows versions were like Star Trek Movies...every other one is terrible....

But you do have to wonder....what is Windows doing? As I saw in one article, from the earliest versions to 7, people have been acclimated to a start/programs menu and other Windows "standards". What's up with the very radical change?

Win 8 does have some excellent features such as the "Reset & Refresh" feature. But why the new GUI that people are scratching their heads about? Did MS do any consumer research?

Yes, I do believe 7 will be the new XP.
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14 Jun 2012   #27
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

It wouldn't suprise me to see 7 become the new XP. Pparks1, three were some people who modded the early eee pc's and added a touch screen panel. It wasn't anything ASUS offered or authorised though, and not an easy upgrade. It would be interesting to see if type of thing starts happens again though.
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15 Jun 2012   #28
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
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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.
Agreed. I used the Windows 8 Developer Preview for a long time with the registry edit (to remove the metro/bring back the start button) and really enjoyed it, if they only made that a standard option on the RTM. Though saying that I'm sure people will find third party methods to get 8 running how they like, I tried classic shell but it still didn't feel right. Seven is definitely the new XP IMO.
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15 Jun 2012   #29
Bertison

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

In my family of son, daughter and 2 children each, we have:

Wife and self - PC, laptop, both running Win7 64, networked.
Son +2 teens - 2 PC's + PS3. PC's running XP Home. Grandaughter - lappy, running XP Pro, all machines networked. Grandson & G-D wireless in rooms, dad's PC ethernet.
Daughter - Laptop. G-son, PC & server, NAS, laptop, networking & streaming stuff to all machines & 3 TV's. Also running 4x Virtual networks. (He is studying Cisco & MS Networking & Security.) All machines running Win7 64 bit Pro, Server running Windows Server 2008. His 6 - year old sister uses any family mamber's machine and will soon want her own.

Point of all that? - Each of us is going with what we have found to work for our specific computer needs. Some of the family, younger members, will probably move on to other stuff, but that's because they are young and have the age-old human thirst for new knowledge. And the opportunities that technology advances will bring.

For myself, I cannot see me taking up Windows 8, but I have a phone that communicates and I don't need or want a Smartphone or Touchscreen; but I respect the fact that others do.

Computing is a very broad church.
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15 Jun 2012   #30
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post

Computing is a very broad church.
Completely true!
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