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Windows 7: Windows 7E will you buy it?

View Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 7E
Yes 37 30.08%
Maybe 14 11.38%
No 53 43.09%
Will buy another version 19 15.45%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

09 Jul 2009   #11
v8ornot2v8

Windows XP
 
 
Maybe

I vot maybe also - as a home user, I'm not seeing any major advantages. I don't game and I'm happy with my FF. It sounds like there would be a lot of work going back and installing all of my drivers and stuff; basically starting from scratch. Is this true?


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09 Jul 2009   #12
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by v8ornot2v8 View Post
I vot maybe also - as a home user, I'm not seeing any major advantages. I don't game and I'm happy with my FF. It sounds like there would be a lot of work going back and installing all of my drivers and stuff; basically starting from scratch. Is this true?
Yes, you would have to start from scratch as far as drivers and apps but W7 seems to have a lot more drivers in it than earlier OS's.
Im now running it on 4 PC's and one Netbook and so far the only driver ive needed to get is a ACPI driver for my Netbook.
In fact ive put it on two old PC's at work because we cant find the motherboard discs for things like network cards and graphics cards. W7 just installed the correct drivers without any fuss.
Im sure manufacturers will bring out updated drivers quickly but out of the box im up and running in less than 15mins with no hunting around for driver discs.
Of course this doesn't mean you wont need any, just that you might not.
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09 Jul 2009   #13
toastytheog

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
With Microsoft opting to exclude Internet Explorer from Windows 7 in the European Union, the big question is 'Will you buy Windows 7E?'.

My answer is 'HELL NO!!! I'm not supporting the EU in any way!!! I'd like the freedom to choose what Internet Browser I use, not have it dictated to me or removed all together!!!' i'm gonna buy the US version & hope it works with no issues
warning   Warning
If you do not download an Internet Browser & save to another source before installing Windows 7E you will NOT have access to the internet


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your statement is the exact opposite of what they are doing, if microsoft were trying to force you to use a specific browser, wouldn't they leave their internet browser installed?

and how does buying the european version of software from an american based company "support" the european union?

Things you put on the internet are public, and you should read them before you have other people read them.

The only negative thing I can see about 7E is having to have a browser handy, and not being able to just use IE to run to google and grab chrome.
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09 Jul 2009   #14
wwoods

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toastytheog View Post
your statement is the exact opposite of what they are doing, if microsoft were trying to force you to use a specific browser, wouldn't they leave their internet browser installed?

and how does buying the european version of software from an american based company "support" the european union?

Things you put on the internet are public, and you should read them before you have other people read them.

The only negative thing I can see about 7E is having to have a browser handy, and not being able to just use IE to run to google and grab chrome.
It is supporting the EU's stupid descision......
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09 Jul 2009   #15
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

With all this EU bashing (and im not sticking up for them) why is no one complaining about the companies that have put pressure on the EU to take this stance?
In the old days i think it was Netscape and AOL that were causing all the fuss over MS including a browser in their OS.
If people want to slag off the EU fine (and yes, we have stupid laws, just like all parts fo the world) but the EU didnt just decide one day to attack MS, it was forced to by some of the big, American companies.
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09 Jul 2009   #16
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I say the EU doesn't have anything to do, so they're starting lawsuits that have a valid point.

But to answer the question, I will not be buying Windows 7E. I will be buying Windows 7 Professional, because I live in America
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09 Jul 2009   #17
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
With all this EU bashing (and im not sticking up for them) why is no one complaining about the companies that have put pressure on the EU to take this stance?
In the old days i think it was Netscape and AOL that were causing all the fuss over MS including a browser in their OS.
If people want to slag off the EU fine (and yes, we have stupid laws, just like all parts fo the world) but the EU didnt just decide one day to attack MS, it was forced to by some of the big, American companies.
This was not brought on by big American companies, but a small Norwegian one that has a crappy browser, the EU dictators didn't need to listen to then (just like they don't listen to the public)
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09 Jul 2009   #18
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
This was not brought on by big American companies, but a small Norwegian one that has a crappy browser, the EU dictators didn't need to listen to then (just like they don't listen to the public)
I though AOL we American .
They were the ones who made all the fuss and forced MS to put a short cut to their service on the desktop IIR.


I could be wrong of course.
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09 Jul 2009   #19
Asgaro

Windows 7 | b7100 | 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
It is supporting the EU's stupid descision......
It's not EU's fault, it was Opera's fault, remember?
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09 Jul 2009   #20
knuckles84

Windows 7 / Linux Mint
 
 

in the EU there are laws, that must be respected, and there are a lot of the rules that are braked by the people, because a lot of rules do not make sense. And for that the people are not punished, only if there are reclamations, and when there are reclamations the laws must be respected.

SO yes it is the fault from OPERA, and not the EU. And I do not understand why Opera make the reclamation only to Microsoft, if I see the other operating systems:
Mac Os X, has Safari as standard browser
Every Linux Distro (or global every UNIX-Distro) has an Browser installed, and not all the distros let you the choice on the installation.

But to see it from an other side, I like it that Windows 7E do only exist as a full version and not as upgrade, so I can, pre-order at the 15 July 3 Full-Version for the Price that other people must pay from the 22 October, or people in non EU-Lands for the full version.
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