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Windows 7: The perfect operating system....

20 Apr 2010   #11
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by celldweller1591 View Post
For me its openSUSE 11.2.Its has got everything i need .Windows 7 is the runner up
One of my favorite distro/version
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20 Apr 2010   #12
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

The perfect OS? Perfect for who, you or me? What I want isn't necessarily what you want.

I want my OS easy to use and I don't want it to get in the way. I need it to be customizable, but have that reset button handy.

I need my OS to do lots of things right out of the box, I don't want to have to go and pay for a bunch of features (that I think should be included with the purchase price).

I want to own my copy, not just lease it.

I need my OS to be affordable.
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20 Apr 2010   #13
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I think the proper word for the perfect OS is an OS that looks like Windows, works like Windows, don't have Windows's weakness, have *nix stability, scalability, security, have to be cheap, can run Windows's 3D games natively and run it at same or better performance than Windows, can run EVERY Windows applications out there including and not limited to Adobe's products, Firefox, iTunes, Winamp, Foobar2K, and Microsoft Office suite (along with it's accompaniment products like Exchange Server, etc). I think that's about it... The main theme is still one same true theme, it got to be able to run Windows's apps... Every Windows apps, or else - it's not ideal OS...

zzz2496

P.s: It's name will always starts with word "Windows"... what an irony...
P.p.s: If it's name has "Linux" or "ux" or "ix" or "buntu" on it, then it won't work, because it will hinder the usage model, and it's not Windows - although it has every options/features/benefits that surpasses even the most expensive Windows doesn't have. Too bad, it's doesn't start with "Windows"...
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20 Apr 2010   #14
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Automatic updates is a necessity. Security updates and such NEED to be automatically installed. There are those that DO NOT like Auto updates, and if they want to NOT install security updates, then so be it...
If my system is running fast and stable... why on earth would I jeopardize it by throwing a bunch of totally unknown changes into it?

Seriously... think about it... how many people here are complaining that things were fine until the last updates came out?

Why would I risk that?
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20 Apr 2010   #15
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

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Buying the latest version would give me the core OS, the multitasker, the driver interface and a "load up" tool. nothing more.

From there I would add what features I wanted... and only those features I want. Don't need CD burning... don't install it! The extra modules would be either downloaded (have your credit card ready!) or purchased on separate disks.
not sure about paying for features seperately, fair enough say "if you want them download them" but they should be included in the price of the original OS and thus free on the download page.
Think about a $39.00 operating system kernel and add-ons at $2 and $5 each... rather than envisioning something like Win7 as your base think of a tiny installation with nothing but a small catalog sitting on your screen where you select your extra options to add... Those options could be highly varied... different shells, differing features, third party apps... etc.

Back when Linux was still the new kid on the block, I downloaded a copy of Slackware and it did just that... you got the installer program, the OS kernel and the command shell... from there you chose your Window Manager, your networking options, your various applications... and then there was this loooooong download... (Dialup...)
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20 Apr 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
If my system is running fast and stable... why on earth would I jeopardize it by throwing a bunch of totally unknown changes into it?

Seriously... think about it... how many people here are complaining that things were fine until the last updates came out?

Why would I risk that?
Updates are not completely fool proof or perfect. No one claims that (at least I don't). I am saying this more for security updates.
If you don't mind being hacked, then feel free to not install these.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Think about a $39.00 operating system kernel and add-ons at $2 and $5 each... rather than envisioning something like Win7 as your base think of a tiny installation with nothing but a small catalog sitting on your screen where you select your extra options to add... Those options could be highly varied... different shells, differing features, third party apps... etc.

Back when Linux was still the new kid on the block, I downloaded a copy of Slackware and it did just that... you got the installer program, the OS kernel and the command shell... from there you chose your Window Manager, your networking options, your various applications... and then there was this loooooong download... (Dialup...)
This is a bad idea for 1 big reason:
99% of computer users just want to buy a computer they can take home and turn on and go. They don't care what else is on it, they don't want to choose exactly how it looks, or pick out each and every detail, they just want it to work.

Now, for users like us who DO want that choice, then that idea makes more sense.
However I still don't like it. Why?
1) I don't want to buy a kernel and then pay for each and every add on. Why is that? It will feel more expensive, it takes more time, I would like to have more options without needing to buy them all.
2) I don't want to have to pay for each individual thing
3) I don't want to pay for each individual thing
4) I don't want to buy each part of the OS separately
See a trend yet? It is a pain in the ass.
A solution to this would be to buy what I will call the CORE OS. It will sell for anywhere from $50 to $100 (depending on what exactly is included).
When installed, this will take you first to an option menu, where you can choose from a number of GUI styles (ALL of which are completely free, included in OS price). From there, the normal style of installation would continue, but with all the core OS components being free.
Then, anything that would not have originally come with it.

~Lordbob
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20 Apr 2010   #17
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
If my system is running fast and stable... why on earth would I jeopardize it by throwing a bunch of totally unknown changes into it?

Seriously... think about it... how many people here are complaining that things were fine until the last updates came out?

Why would I risk that?
Updates are not completely fool proof or perfect. No one claims that (at least I don't). I am saying this more for security updates.
If you don't mind being hacked, then feel free to not install these.
And what exactly makes you think that NOT installing these updates is going to make me more likely to be "hacked" than if I didn't? I am neither visible enough or important enough for any hacker to even notice, never mind wasting his time on... Really, think about it... do you actually believe there's some kid in China who's picked your machine to mess with?

I have the hardware firewall in my router... I can give you my present IP and you wouldn't even know there was anything there... What more do I need?
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20 Apr 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quick question: Who of you guys is going to write this "perfect system"?
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20 Apr 2010   #19
loaba

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quick question: Who of you guys is going to write this "perfect system"?
Heh - exactly!
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20 Apr 2010   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
If my system is running fast and stable... why on earth would I jeopardize it by throwing a bunch of totally unknown changes into it?

Seriously... think about it... how many people here are complaining that things were fine until the last updates came out?

Why would I risk that?
Updates are not completely fool proof or perfect. No one claims that (at least I don't). I am saying this more for security updates.
If you don't mind being hacked, then feel free to not install these.
And what exactly makes you think that NOT installing these updates is going to make me more likely to be "hacked" than if I didn't? I am neither visible enough or important enough for any hacker to even notice, never mind wasting his time on... Really, think about it... do you actually believe there's some kid in China who's picked your machine to mess with?

I have the hardware firewall in my router... I can give you my present IP and you wouldn't even know there was anything there... What more do I need?
Ok then. Just because you have a firewall does not mean you cannot be hacked. Just because you are not important does not mean you will not be hacked.
If you have a computer, eventually someone will give it a shot (not necessarily successfully).

Now, what about stability updates? User interface updates? Service Packs?
Just because your system works now, does not mean it will in a week. Something you install (say a new program) can crash the computer. MS may have known about that and released a patch to cover it, which you didn't install.

See my point?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quick question: Who of you guys is going to write this "perfect system"?
Let me finish college (and high school) first ok?
Just kidding.

For right now Linux would be the only thing that qualifies on that count, but needs to run Windows programs....
So for now it is simply a pie in the sky.

~Lordbob
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