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Windows 7: Windows XP turns 11, still not dead yet

30 Oct 2012   #31
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katanyavich View Post
My first computer from 1985 (yes, it was a real computer....)...

A Casio PB100 with a MASSIVE (wait for it....) 512 BYTES...!!
Funny. Bet you remember the first calculator watch. It was at the jewelry store when it came out, and I remember it was under glass with all the other fancy expensive watches. The linked story said the stainless steel version cost $750, which is about $2,550 in today's dollars.
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30 Oct 2012   #32
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Jacee: You know someone is going to badmouth vista. You and I might be the only ones who like it. I think it was a solid OS, UAC nagging drove people mad, mad I tell ya, absolutely insane!

Anyway, I feel just a little more sane knowing that I'm not the only person on the planet who likes Vista.
Well, I've always said Vista suffered from over-hype when it came out. But with some tweaking it was a very good O.S.. I know I'm in a distinct minority here but I much preferred it to XP. Running 7 now and will probably stick with it for a few more years. Tried 8 but .......
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31 Oct 2012   #33
gregrocker

 

Many Vista lovers don't realize it was saved by developments for Win7 that were rushed into it's SP, mainly the genius element of turning off all services not absolutely needed at boot, while suffusing Manual mode with "Fast Triggers" so there is no reason they need to all be sucking up much of an older system's resources.

I learned about this reading the Win7 developers blog and was hoping it would work, realizing if it did Win7 would become the new Black Viper which so many of us where using at the time to make XP and Vista tolerable. It did, and the rest is history of the greatest OS ever.
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31 Oct 2012   #34
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

You're correct that Vista benefited from Win7 through SP1 and SP2. But "rushed" and "saved"? Development of Win7 required backward compatibility.

New development is generally based on previous code. You could equally say that Win7 benefited from Vista through SP1 and SP2. And to extrapolate - every Windows OS after Win98 benefited from Windows ME (1st NT based Windows).

But this thread was about XP and that OS was the first really viable NT Windows OS. We'll see how business migrates to Win7 and Win8 - if they rebel, MS will have to push out the end date - it wouldn't be the first time MS extended support.
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Many Vista lovers don't realize it was saved by developments for Win7 that were rushed into it's SP......
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31 Oct 2012   #35
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
And to extrapolate - every Windows OS after Win98 benefited from Windows ME :rolleyes: (1st NT based Windows).
The first NT family of Windows was Windows NT 3.1 while Windows ME was the last of the Windows 9x family.

My apologies if I came off as a smarty pants, I just wanted to correct your information for the benefit of future readers. :)
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31 Oct 2012   #36
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
Awe. Me and XP have the same birthday. It is a good OS I still use it everyday with my job.
Happy Birthday. I'm using XP at work as well, as are many of the companys customers who run business apps and could care less about the latest toys from MS.

I prefer 7, passed on Vista. XP dispite it's plain - ness, was a decent OS. I used to dread reinstalling XP knowing the time it would take for updates. With an SSD though, no so bad. haha.
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31 Oct 2012   #37
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

No apologies necessary, but... NT and Windows were two different beasts.
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Windows NT 3.1 (Microsoft marketing wanted Windows NT to appear to be a continuation of Windows 3.1) arrived in Beta form to developers at the July 1992 Professional Developers Conference in San Francisco.[5] Microsoft announced at the conference its intentions to develop a successor to both Windows NT and Windows 3.1's replacement (Windows 95, codenamed Chicago), which would unify the two into one operating system. This successor was codenamed Cairo.

In hindsight, Cairo was a much more difficult project than Microsoft had anticipated and, as a result, NT and Chicago would not be unified until Windows XP—albeit Windows 2000, oriented to business, had already unified most of the system’s bolts and gears, it was XP that was sold to home consumers like Windows 95 and came to be viewed as the final unified OS.

Parts of Cairo have still not made it into Windows as of 2009 - specifically, the WinFS file system, which was the much touted Object File System of Cairo. Microsoft announced that they have discontinued the separate release of WinFS for Windows XP and Windows Vista[6] and will gradually incorporate the technologies developed for WinFS in other products and technologies, notably Microsoft SQL Server.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
The first NT family of Windows was Windows NT 3.1 while Windows ME was the last of the Windows 9x family.

My apologies if I came off as a smarty pants, I just wanted to correct your information for the benefit of future readers.
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31 Oct 2012   #38
gregrocker

 

It's amazing that most users don't seem to know now that Vista was a pitiful resource hog on older hardware and ran like a dog. That changed with SP1/2 which incorporated genius developments from Win7 that saved Vista.

Trying to install XP on modern hardware is like trying to get an old car to start and stay running. It won't even install without the SATA drivers slipstreamed into installer. We've seen this evolve over 3 years helping in Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP which with 2+ million views and nearly 5000 comments may be the top tech help thread on the web.
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31 Oct 2012   #39
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Greg: Ok, I'm in awe of many things - that's not one of them though
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31 Oct 2012   #40
prospero

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

First used 3.1, then upgraded to 98se, plenty of crashes but it helped me to learn about the OS.
Then came XP, what a breath of fresh air. Nothing better until 7, still the best IMO.
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