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

04 Feb 2014   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

These were your typical Vista bashers.





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04 Feb 2014   #42
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I never used Vista. I understand it was the basic format for Windows 7.
Windows 7 was just a big SP-2 Update for Vista and then renamed.
Just my thoughts for a non-Vista user.
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04 Feb 2014   #43
michaelst

windows 7 32
 
 

I wonder if they will able to do the same commecial for Windows 8?
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04 Feb 2014   #44
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
I wonder if they will able to do the same commecial for Windows 8?
It was not really a 'commercial' - it was was an attempt to put egg on people's faces.

But I am sure they could do something similar for 8.1 - whether it helps remains to be seen.
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04 Feb 2014   #45
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I never used Vista. I understand it was the basic format for Windows 7.
Windows 7 was just a big SP-2 Update for Vista and then renamed.
Just my thoughts for a non-Vista user.
There may be something to the theory they released Vista before it was ready, like a sacrificial lamb. The idea being that any Windows release would be compared to XP. By injecting the dead dog Vista, in the interregnum, Windows 7 would be compared to Vista. Tough to lose because W7 is Vista only fixed with some eye candy and window placement gimmicks added. In fact it almost seemed like Vista Pre SP1 was deliberately detuned with slow file copy to boot.
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04 Feb 2014   #46
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I had hope for Win 9 until I saw who was selected to replace Ballsmore.
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04 Feb 2014   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
There may be something to the theory they released Vista before it was ready, like a sacrificial lamb
Nah, I don't think so. They just did a bad job controlling the device manufacturers drivers - because the drivers were 80% of the problems. And they also did not advise the OEMs to ship systems with at least 2GB of RAM - or the OEMs ignored that. Many devices did not even have Vista drivers - like a router I bought. I spent 3 hours on the phone to get that going. But that was not the problem of Vista.

I have seen OPs coming on forums with Vista Ultimate on 512MB machines. No wonder those systems were crawling. The wife came home one day with a 1GB laptop. First thing I did is upgrade it to 2GB which was the maximum the board allowed.
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04 Feb 2014   #48
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
These were your typical Vista bashers.
I wasn't there
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05 Feb 2014   #49
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
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Is it just me or are windows releases becoming more frequent?
It is just you.
Yeah, about my earlier comment. Maybe I'm getting old, but I'm still only 18. I only thought about the xp to vista release, didn't look at the older releases. And time does go faster when one gets older. It's like Windows 8 and 8.1 just was released and now Windows 9 is announced. I also remember the time vista was released, people were not happy, lol.
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05 Feb 2014   #50
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Note that in my previous post I mentioned "major" releases, which by all normal standards Windows 8.1 was not. Microsoft has not announced a date for the release of Windows 9. April 2015 (which is more than a year away) is only a guess which may be wide of the mark.

When you look at the big picture the big gap between XP and Vista was highly unusual and outside the general pattern.
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