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Windows 7: With Windows Blue, Microsoft may (finally) do the right thing

19 Jun 2013   #81

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
...the XP mares of Blue Screen land!...
Curious. I had very few BSODs with XP.


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19 Jun 2013   #82

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I had very few with Vista! The then newer version brought in an improved crash control process that saw the desktop restored while XP would hang like a stone around the neck whenever an app or game stalled. Here I tend to push OSs around a bit to find out where the weak spots are and XP was loaded with them until SP3 finally came along to make it a half way working OS for a change.

One tester who did work for MS on the outside referred to XP as a "Crap OS" which I had to agree who missed 2000 Pro and wanted to hang onto Vista if 7 when first new flopped. That of course didn't happen with 7 proving itself fast as the best of the best!

What really would have been the plus move for MS as far as 8 is concerned would have been retaining an updated 7 gui option at least to overlay the core improvements for those not running touch & swipe capable displays or tablet. The largest fail for MS in a good number of years with 8 was simply slamming you in the face with "take it or leave it!"

As far as 8.1 being like 8 second edition or 8's SP1 that might be the closest definition of the MS somewhat reconciliation to once again pacify to some extent the complainers without admission that the entire venture is aimed specifically at the CE and Phone type market not the desktop hemisphere people have come to expect. MS is playing in a different ball park this time around!
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20 Jun 2013   #83
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I can agree on the disable UAC and auto updates pain in der.... But many say 2000/2000 Pro were even better then XP which is not any surprise since XP was a rushed out replacement for the ME floppinstein. Vista needs to be got to know since that proved itself while unfortunately a much larger OS a much more secure and STABLE OS when compared nect to the XP mares of Blue Screen land!

That's funny how MS is moving you into subscription land while the av software used here is offering a one time "life time" subscription which is automatically updated with each new build that comes along. Now compare that to a software where you pay by the day in a sense to rent rather then figuratively own a piece since you never actually own any software you buy. You only own a license to use a software to begin with.
Windows 2000 was my all time favorite OS until Windows 7 came out. Very very stable and I could play all most all of my old games on it. I liked it so much that I resisted moving to XP for quit a long time.
I'm in a very similar situation right now. I like Windows 7 so much that I'm not in any hurry to move on to Windows 8. There are some other reasons too, but that's a big part of it.
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20 Jun 2013   #84

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I ran with 98 until the new boards and hardwares dropped all Legacy driver support some 10yrs.+ ago. That was about 2004 when I still had the 98SE/XP dual boot running on the last of the builds that supported it. That was simply being able to run the old Dos as well as Legacy Windows apps and games sort of memormilia of a sort.

Then Vista came out! I tried the RC1 build and decided simply at that time to wait for the Jan 31, 2007 launch and grabbed the 32bit Home Premium back then to give the newbie a whirl. It took a full year to get all drivers especially for the old tuner card which took forever explaining why the XP/Vista dual boot was ongoing when 7 arrived. With Vista the removal of Fat support wasn't any biggie back then of course while not being able to run or even install a number of apps and some XP game titles was another urk.
(Little behold the 32bit 7 comes along and can install and run the same without issues!)

In the long run Vista definitely proved to be the move to make despite the negative rap many were giving since in every other way it was working out with the exception of a few drawback eliminated by 7's arrival! Think I want to rush into an obvious fail for the desktop? As I have said on numerous occasions whatever came after 7 would be a hard sell even if MS followed pace by "learning the lessons" 7 was teaching about OS success and then 8? What the who is that??? was the intial reaction by most!
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