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Windows 7: "Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015

03 Feb 2014   #31
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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For those of us who are older it just seems faster.
Yeah right, the whole life seems to go faster when you get older.
Hey I was told age wasn't going to enter into the discussions !
What discussion?


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03 Feb 2014   #32
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

XP lasted for 6 years before Vista was released, now every 2 and less years. Win 95-Win98, well about 3 years.
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03 Feb 2014   #33
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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XP lasted for 6 years before Vista was released, now every 2 and less years. Win 95-Win98, well about 3 years.
Xp to Vista was an isolated case and by no means typical.
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03 Feb 2014   #34
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I was on Vista for less than a month before my win-7 upgrade disks arrived
I did not miss Vista at all,
Cheers.
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03 Feb 2014   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Don't you guys kick Vista. That was a good system. I liked it very much. Still have 2 systems running with it.
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04 Feb 2014   #36
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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Is it just me or are windows releases becoming more frequent?
It is just you.

In the NT platform first released in 1993 there have been some 7 major releases. About 1 release every 3 years. The consumer line starting with Windows 1 in 1985 follows a similar pattern. And that doesn't consider minor releases or service packs. NT 4 had no less than 6 major service packs from 1996 to 1999. Unlike the current trend service packs for older operating system often added significant functionality. Windows 8 was released in 2012. While referred to as Windows 8.1 Microsoft could have called it Windows 8, SP1. Although there has been much speculation of Windows 9 remember that the best guess for it's release is still more than a year away.

Since the beginning of Windows in 1985 the pattern has been about 1 major release every 3 years. That doesn't appear to have changed much. For those of us who are older it just seems faster.

Edit: New versions of most Linux distributions come out much more frequently than one every 3 years.

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XP lasted for 6 years before Vista was released, now every 2 and less years. Win 95-Win98, well about 3 years.
Xp to Vista was an isolated case and by no means typical.

Did I say it was? They are coming faster.
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04 Feb 2014   #37
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Vista wasn't a bad OS, you just needed to have lots of computer resources. I bought a laptop a few years ago with Vista as the default OS.
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04 Feb 2014   #38
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I agree, Vista isn't the dog that it is often portrayed to be. It had it's problems to be sure, but so do all operating systems.
Vista got a bad rap from the beginning when it was put by OEMs on computers that were not up to it's resource demands. Vista was released 6 years after XP and a lot changed in computer hardware in that time. It was only natural that Microsoft would take advantage of these changes. Vista introduced many improvements that are still with us in Windows 8.
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04 Feb 2014   #39
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Vista wasn't a bad OS, you just needed to have lots of computer resources. I bought a laptop a few years ago with Vista as the default OS.
Vista would've been fine if they released it with SP1 included. I wasted hours every day tuning that thing. When I got a Vista x64 SP1 machine I compared the default services settings on the SP1 machine to those I tweaked on the Pre SP machine. They were virtually identical. Maybe 2 sevices were set to delayed start by default instead of manual. Something along those lines. They could have saved me all that effort. Plus the slow Explorer file copy was a dog. Had to use TeraCopy or KillCopy just to have a usable drag and drop copy. To make matters worse that damn Pre SP OS would not take SP1 no matter what. Talk about "annoyances!" That OS had enough to last me a decade.
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04 Feb 2014   #40
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

My short stop on Vista was a good thing/ shock therapy
Win-7 made the transition complete from x-p,
Can't kick Vista too much because it wasn't there very long at all,
Cheers.
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