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Windows 7: Why Windows Blue heralds the death of the desktop

31 Mar 2013   #31
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

You can run The Gimp and as far as Adobe , they are moving towards a cloud application. Most of Europe already is om Linux.


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31 Mar 2013   #32
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mart4494 View Post
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It is called the dumbing down of MS users. The way I see it Windows 8 and Blue are going to just driver users to Linux.
Very much doubt that unless all the software you need can run with a variant of Linux. I need the Adobe stuff so that's not really an option. But, and this is what M$ seems unable to appreciate, my W7 rig (along with several million other users) is running just fine. Not interested in a few seconds faster boot time although that wasn't my experience when I was 'testing' W8 and/or cloud computing and/or downloading paid for apps. So I'll just stay as I am and revisit when M$ wakes up.
Most programs are compatible with Linux, especially open source software which appreciates desktop operating systems.
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31 Mar 2013   #33
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I'm with Gary on this because I, too, am an old geek and am not going to change to this childish toy which MS are pushing.

I've tried it and just cannot see any sense in what MS are trying to accomplish in pushing it to desktop users. Win8 is sitting in a dual boot setup on my machine and just never gets used any more. One of these days I will wipe it, take my loss and install Linux instead.
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31 Mar 2013   #34
x BlueRobot

 

I'm running Linux in a VM, although, I would prefer to dual boot with Linux since my hardware isn't exactly the best for running a VM with ease, but I'm afraid of the complications between GRUB and the Windows Boot Manager.
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31 Mar 2013   #35
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I'm running Linux in a VM, although, I would prefer to dual boot with Linux since my hardware isn't exactly the best for running a VM with ease, but I'm afraid of the complications between GRUB and the Windows Boot Manager.
I used the Mint Windows Installer and it worked perfectly - installed onto a separate partition although I know from the Linux forums it has been a bit hit & miss - guess I got lucky. It kept the Windows Boot Manager in place
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31 Mar 2013   #36
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
You can run The Gimp and as far as Adobe , they are moving towards a cloud application. Most of Europe already is om Linux.
Gimp is a good program by all accounts but there is nothing that can touch InDesign in the open source world. Just cannot get my head round trusting Cloud. Got a few confidentiality agreements in place so not sure how they would stack up
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31 Mar 2013   #37
x BlueRobot

 

I'm still happy with Windows 7, and would prefer to continue with Windows since it's the operating system I've grown up with, but when support ends for Windows 7 in 2020, and Microsoft still haven't developed a desktop operating system which seems to very likely, then I'm going to switch to Linux entirely.
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31 Mar 2013   #38
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I'm still happy with Windows 7, and would prefer to continue with Windows since it's the operating system I've grown up with, but when support ends for Windows 7 in 2020, and Microsoft still haven't developed a desktop operating system which seems to very likely, then I'm going to switch to Linux entirely.
Think that will be the case with many W7 users. Hopefully though it will still be possible to install W7 on new hardware especially that UEFI (or whatever it's called) bios.
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31 Mar 2013   #39
x BlueRobot

 

Windows 7 will still support the new hardware, I've seen old XP systems being to run Windows 7, so I don't see why not the reverse can be true.
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31 Mar 2013   #40
mart4494

Win7 Home Premium x64, Linux Mint 14
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Windows 7 will still support the new hardware, I've seen old XP systems being to run Windows 7, so I don't see why not the reverse can be true.
With the power of laptops my next move would probably be a well spec'd model hooked up via HDMI to an external monitor. So would be looking to upgrade a probably pre-installed W8 laptop with W7. Would no doubt need to do my homework to make sure on the hardware compatibility route first.

Maybe M$ will see sense before then!!!!! LOL
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