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Windows 7: Vista, 7 or XP?

01 Jun 2009   #1
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 
Vista, 7 or XP?

As far as I've seen, some people still prefer XP, some Vista and some 7.
IMO I like Vista and 7. What are your opinions? I'd sure like to know...
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01 Jun 2009   #2
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

XP,7 and Ubuntu
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01 Jun 2009   #3
sevsman

Vista X64 ultimate/ 7 X64 Ultimate (7264)
 
 

7 Because it's got more eye candy than vista!! And i LOVE eye candy

Vista Because it's got more eye candy than xp. And i LOVE eye candy

Oh and i'd rather run 2000 pro than xp. I don't know why, but i just never took to it over 2000, which is strange because i'm a real eye candy whore these days
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01 Jun 2009   #4
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

XP ... Because Vista and W7 has removed some tools that I use daily.

It seems that M$ has forgot there's a difference in the display of, and the purpose for, Icons and Thumbnails.
Since when .. Is a Thumbnail of some, but not all, Image files .. and Icon ???
I have noticed that the new Adobe Reader modifies the Thumbnail of a pdf file so you can tell it's a pdf in Vista or W7 now.

M$ seems to think no one would want to customize their R Click context menus.

You can no longer make customized tool bars and add them to any edge of your screen(s).

I'm still trying to figure out what good is pinning an application to the tool bar in W7 ..
If you can't drag a file to the app and open it in the app.

Pretty eye candy, toys and gadgets are OK ... But quit removing my power tools.

Sometimes ... I feel like my Gson has been playing in my tool box.
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01 Jun 2009   #5
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

XP because it's faster. I could care less about eye candy. Just using 7 to learn it.
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01 Jun 2009   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

7 all the way

I've used XP & Vista but I find 7 so much faster & more reliable even though my laptop is not 100% designed for it
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01 Jun 2009   #7
karol

7232 x64
 
 

for theese times , vista, definitely. Now with sp2 it's a perfect OS! xp is kinda old, ubuntu.... I don't know, I never tried it.
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01 Jun 2009   #8
The Cool Guy

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
You can no longer make customized tool bars and add them to any edge of your screen(s).

I'm still trying to figure out what good is pinning an application to the tool bar in W7 ..
If you can't drag a file to the app and open it in the app.
You can do it if you UNLOCK your task bar. Right click on it and uncheck "Lock the task bar".
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01 Jun 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
You can no longer make customized tool bars and add them to any edge of your screen(s).

I'm still trying to figure out what good is pinning an application to the tool bar in W7 ..
If you can't drag a file to the app and open it in the app.
I too would like to be able to make new toolbars for other edges of the screen in 7.

You can open a file dropped on a pinned icon in 7100+ by holding down the shift key. I just wish I could open a whole group of files in this way. Say 10 .jpg's on my photo app. I can do that with the quicklaunch bar, but the idea is to replace the ql bar.

I like W7 because of the stability and eye candy. Also seems to have much better handling of RAM. I also like Libraries a lot.

I do need to do some playing around with Vista SP2 though as I've read that it is much better now that SP2 is out. Got it installed so just need to play.

@Cool Guy, unlocking the taskbar means you can move it not create another. In Vista you could put a bunch of shortcuts into a folder and drag it to a screen edge and walla, new toolbar. I liked that.

Gary
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01 Jun 2009   #10
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Hummm ...
Unlock does allow me to make a "new" taskbar .. (in the taskbar only) ..
where I can drag a file to the app Icon and open it.
I sorta prefer the looks of the New Taskbar in the Taskbar

Just tried the Shift key trick ... Many Thanks.

Isn't this cute ..
a Thumbnail (W7's Icon) of a desktop picture "clipboard" .. gets hidden on the desktop.


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