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Windows 7: Most XP users hate Windows 7!!!

28 Aug 2010   #31
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I like LordBob's car analogy, except, a car from the 50's (like my Dads '55 Chevy) still looks cool and is nice to drive once in a while. After figuring out 7, doing anything in XP just seems harder. The Run box was easier to find in XP, but I've almost completely replaced it with Windows search. Besides, saying that people that primarily use one OS, don't like the other, is like saying most people that have only used desktop computers, don't like using laptops. Yeah its true, but that doesn't mean that laptops don't have some advantages over desktops.
+1, thanks for taking it farther.

~Lordbob
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29 Aug 2010   #32
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

I liked XP when it was the newest & greatest os. Then when Vista came out, I liked it (except for the bugs), but I still used XP. Then when 7 was released as RTM, I liked it and finally retired XP. I found that both Vista & 7 are more stable than XP in a PC repair bench. Our XP box would seem to crash whenever I tried to fix a corrupted hard drive, whereas, the Vista (7 wasn't even beta at the time) box would not.
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29 Aug 2010   #33
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29 Aug 2010   #34
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

This is quite the surprise to me. I remember setting up Vista on a friends laptop because it was what he wanted and after seeing it I did not really care for it for quite a few reasons but saw it had some good stuff as well.

I was one of the BETA testers for Windows 7 and liked what I saw there a great deal as they took the better portions of Vista and not only expanded upon them they were far superior.

I loaded W7 Professional 32 on a nearly 6 y/o DELL XPS laptop with 60Gb HDD, a CD-RW, 2 Gb RAM and a 128 Mb ATi 9700 GPU, the CPU is a 3.4GHz extreme. This system ran like a top for all the time I owned it with a hiccup of the keyboard going fluky after 5 years so I just replaced it and we were off and running.

Once W7 Pro 32 was loaded it was not only running flawlessly, it surpassed the way it ran with XP Pro and I ordered a new 160Gb HDD for it and when I loaded W7 Pro 32 on it that was the OS, no XP and I find XP a bit clunky now when I had never had that issue before W7, I guess we're all different.
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01 Sep 2010   #35
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I will install 7 and use it in a dual boot config with XP. I do everything in XP (except on my 7 netbook), but will slowly shift to 7 as I get used to it.
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07 Sep 2010   #36
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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07 Sep 2010   #37
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Your source for the statement most XP users hate win 7?
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07 Sep 2010   #38
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

When I first got my Vista computer it was right when SP1 was released and all the complaints that my friends who ran XP at the time about the Vista OS just didn't materialize on my machine because so many improvements had been made by that time.

Flash forward 2 years and all of us are now running Win 7! This latest and greatest Windows OS has brought us all together on the same computing platform for the very first time and I haven't heard one of them complain yet with the exception that they are convinced that Win 7 Aero has a back door!

~Maxx~
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08 Sep 2010   #39
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
to me the original statement - especially without decent facts to back this up is just a load of "Little round Objects" or more bluntly Pure Bovine Scatology.

True some people hate change and there are little niggles such as (but please don't start a thread on this again) the old Classic menu vs the newer interface but once people have got used to W7 and embraced a lot of the new features then I can't see the statement ringing true at all.

Lack of a decent email client (Outlook express was 100% fine for users who just wanted a simple no nonsense email package without all the bells and whistles such as Outlook has) and no decent equivalent to Netmeeting are probably the biggest gripes I've heard when people upgrade.

Neither of these problems are insurmountable in themselves but removing functionality that people are VERY comfortable with is likely to cause the biggest grumbles from NON technical users when an upgrade is required.


Most people (including me) who one way or another are still running some XP systems whether on real or Virtual machines do so because of particular issues such as legacy hardware / corporate software etc.

I and I'm sure most other users wouldn't find it a problem when the day finally arrives to ditch XP completely.

Cheers
jimbo
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08 Sep 2010   #40
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
to me the original statement - especially without decent facts to back this up is just a load of "Little round Objects" or more bluntly Pure Bovine Scatology.

True some people hate change and there are little niggles such as (but please don't start a thread on this again) the old Classic menu vs the newer interface but once people have got used to W7 and embraced a lot of the new features then I can't see the statement ringing true at all.

Lack of a decent email client (Outlook express was 100% fine for users who just wanted a simple no nonsense email package without all the bells and whistles such as Outlook has) and no decent equivalent to Netmeeting are probably the biggest gripes I've heard when people upgrade.

Neither of these problems are insurmountable in themselves but removing functionality that people are VERY comfortable with is likely to cause the biggest grumbles from NON technical users when an upgrade is required.


Most people (including me) who one way or another are still running some XP systems whether on real or Virtual machines do so because of particular issues such as legacy hardware / corporate software etc.

I and I'm sure most other users wouldn't find it a problem when the day finally arrives to ditch XP completely.

Cheers
jimbo
Regardless of how special you think Netmeeting was, tell me, are there other programs out there that would be considered to "compete" with it from a business standpoint? If so, then they removed Netmeeting for the same reason that they removed Outlook Express / Windows Mail. They removed those things (also Movie Maker and Messenger) because of antitrust threats. In Europe, where the antitrust situation is even worse, they even had to remove Internet Explorer (even though every other OS comes standard with one default browser).

I don't want to turn this into a debate on such things, but I do think that they were forced to make several basic features (like email) a little harder for the novice user, to avoid being sued by companies that thought it was unfair to include any competitive software in Windows. (I guess those companies aren't concerned about Windows DVD Maker, Desktop Gadgets, or Paint, for some reason.)
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