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Windows 7: Will Windows 7 be MS's biggest hit ever?

16 Apr 2009   #1
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Will Windows 7 be MS's biggest hit ever?

Last week, the Internet echo chamber went crazy over the release of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of its client KACE. The survey asked more than 1100 IT professionals about their plans to deploy Windows 7, and the headlines, based on a few preliminary reports, were a predictable mish-mash of Microsoft bashing. The most common themes in the hundred or more stories I scanned (most of them second- or third-hand reports, based on the same preliminary press releases) suggested that businesses are wary of Windows 7 and that IT admins prefer XP.

The most negative headline of all was delivered by VentureBeat, which has backed up the hearse for Windows 7 and is ready to cart it away: Study: Windows 7 could follow Vista to an early grave.

They’re wrong.

Windows 7 MS's biggest hit ever?


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16 Apr 2009   #2
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Thanks, some people don't even test Win 7 and past judgment on it?
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16 Apr 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Excellent read, i would have to agree 'Biggest hit ever!!'
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16 Apr 2009   #4
Hans23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Too early to say, but have a feeling that it could be the best from MS after Win 2000 for development and XP for home and business.
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16 Apr 2009   #5
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Interesting article. It's hard to remember, but Windows 95 was a pretty big release. I don't know if Windows 7 can beat it. Perhaps in raw numbers, but as percentage of available upgraders, Windows 95 might still be the bigger hit. I remember people waiting in line a day or two before release to be the first to get Windows 95. I don't see that happening with Windows 7.

I will say that I think that Windows 7 will be MS's best OS to date. I think Vista was a big step forward, but due to internal issues, was not as clean an introduction as it could have been. Windows 7 takes the positives from Vista, tightens up the code somewhat, and I think it really shows what the hardware out there is capable of.

Good luck MS.
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16 Apr 2009   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

I remember 95 more than any other. It signified almost the death of DOS as it was a complete OS in itself. The comparrision is a bit unfair as that was a complete change from 1 user controlled typing interface through to an almost completely mouse driven user interface OS. This is a re-work of an existing OS, but wow, what a re-work!! Death of XP here we come...
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16 Apr 2009   #7
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am with 96% group, transition from Vista to W7 is very smooth but I am not going ditch Vista.
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16 Apr 2009   #8
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

I am fully converted, unless there is some major show stopper with the rtm for me i will be ditching vista.
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16 Apr 2009   #9
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hans23 View Post
Too early to say, but have a feeling that it could be the best from MS after Win 2000 for development and XP for home and business.
Too early to say? Are you joking. This is already the best operating system microsoft has produced by a country mile. Vista or xp cant even be addressed in the same breath as this awesome os. All the negative comments are form people who have never even seen a screen shot never mind tested it and anti ms. What everybody seems to forget is the fact it is still in infantsy and already is proving as quick as anything out there and the stability is almost nearing completion. It took xp years to get a good name yet here we have an os that is far more advanced than any other os has been at this stage of its life something that already makes breakfast, dinner and lunch out of every other operating system out there. What makes it even more remarkable is 80%(ish) of the population hasn't even heard of it. Believe me it is going to sweep all before it upon its release.

Bring it on!!!
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16 Apr 2009   #10
xan K

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XP? what's XP? I've totally forgot about it. W7 is all there is baby.
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