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Windows 7: Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista


23 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista

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Tony Bradley, PC World | Thursday, October 22, 2009 6:10 PM PDT

Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista




Windows 7 is finally here. The sun can shine and the birds can chirp. Ding dong, Windows Vista is dead! Perhaps that is a bit premature. Windows 7 hasn't been officially released for 24 hours yet, so its understandable if the jury is still deliberating. There are certainly those who think Windows 7 is nothing more than Windows Vista with an extra bell or whistle thrown in for eye candy.
To be honest, I like Windows 7 and believe it will be a phenomenal success for Microsoft. Earlier I wrote a post detailing 5 reasons to upgrade to Windows 7. But, just to play devil's advocate, let's take a look at 5 ways Windows 7 could become another Vista.
More at: Five Ways Windows 7 Could Become another Vista - Business Center - PC World


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23 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition x64
 
 

Trying to knock it down already. Give 7 at least a week -.- It's a great OS! And I don`t mean you OP!
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23 Oct 2009   #3

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

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Tony Bradley, PC World | Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:42 PM PDT

Five Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7

Today is the day. The curtain has been raised and the confetti has fallen. Windows 7 is here. After the problems with the launch of Windows Vista-- both real and perceived-- many users are cautious about jumping on Windows 7 too quickly.
Windows 7 offers little more than incremental improvements and cosmetic enhancements over Windows Vista, and Windows Vista users may be wise to simply hold off until its time for a new PC. But the majority of users are still using Windows XP and even Vista users have reason to embrace Windows 7. Let's look at 5 reasons why you should make the switch to Windows 7 today.
More at: Five Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7 - Business Center - PC World

The same section at the same online magazine with a different view entirely!
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23 Oct 2009   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Wonder if he would mail me some of that stuff he has been "SMOKIN'."
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23 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you actually read the five reasons they are so light weight; i mean seriously - you can't upgrade from XP?! That's really such an issue? Your computer will love you fo running a clean install on it and getting some fresh air into it's lungs.

A fresh install clears out the years of redundant crap you have backup on your pc and gets the PC ticking over nicely again.
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23 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have to agree with the pricing issue. The cost is too high and will be a big obstacle for many along with too many versions. Home should be $50 and Professional $100. MS would sell more and 7 would replace XP very quickly.
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23 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What pricing issue TeenerTim, pre order was $50 and $100, to many versions, 3 home premium, pro, ultimate depending on your needs. I don't see the problem.

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23 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TeenerTim View Post
I have to agree with the pricing issue. The cost is too high and will be a big obstacle for many along with too many versions. Home should be $50 and Professional $100. MS would sell more and 7 would replace XP very quickly.
I agree with this. I love the OS as does my wife, but $400 to upgrade two PC's to Pro. I think not. I would need pro do to the fact that my home recording set up runs in XP and alot of hoops for vista. My wife has alot of realestate software that woud only work with the pro version. They should have added XP support to home premium, as most home users have a crap load of XP software. I will not pay $400 and then spend more to get new software when what I have works, and works well. Just my 2 cents.

@1bowtie the issue is "preorder" there are alot of us who didn't get the pre order, you have to keep that in mind. Alot of nontech folk missed the preorder deal, hell alot of us tech people missed it!
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23 Oct 2009   #9
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

geeve420, Sorry you didn't get in on the first pricing that Microsoft setup back in July. They established a pricing for those who helped in testing Win 7, albeit this was not tied to just those of us testing Win 7; it was put out to all. You could pre-order Win 7 at some great prices.

As far has using XP legacy applications within Win 7 that is not really a problem, you really don't need to spend the money on Pro or Ultimate you can download Microsystem's Virtual Box Virtual Machine application (free). Then you can run any version of Microsoft's Windows OS's. So as you can see there are options out there with just a little exploring. Enjoy Win 7 it really is a great OS.
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23 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

meh, those 5 reasons were relatively minor. driver issues early in the game are always a pain to deal with, but i'm ok with that. i waited an extra 6 months to buy a new machine just so i could put windows 7 RTM on it. hopefully, enough good healthy competition will keep microsoft on its toes and prevent it from getting sloppy from time to time with its software releases.
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