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Windows 7: Windows 7 Heaven

15 Jun 2009   #11
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Is it my imagination or am I one of the few who actually found Vista to be a great OS?

I feel oh so sorry for those poor, lost souls who prefer to accept rumors and speculation over fact. These are the people who decided that Vista was bad because they allowed OEM and computer stores to sell them poor hardware, or they listed to the Apple ads without realizing that it was nothing but propoganda.

Look my pc specs, this was the pc that was running Vista HOme Premium. Not OEM. I bought myself all the hardware and built my pc then i installed vista. Vista SP1 was good but still slow. Requiring much RAM and Video performance.


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14 Jul 2009   #12
Sheryl

Windows 7 RC
 
 

"As much as I reinstall Windows over and over, I hate to use up the activation limit (then need to call up Microsoft to fix it)."

I've reached that point, but I can't figure out what phone number to call to fix it! Help!
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14 Jul 2009   #13
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Is it my imagination or am I one of the few who actually found Vista to be a great OS?

No, you are not. Vista (after SP1) was a great OS and made XP look like child's play. Sadly many people are too ignorant and/or stubborn to let go of their grudges or stupidity.
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14 Jul 2009   #14
Bartacus

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jon55 View Post
No, you are not. Vista (after SP1) was a great OS and made XP look like child's play. Sadly many people are too ignorant and/or stubborn to let go of their grudges or stupidity.
I respectfully disagree, with you and the Vista-loving moderator.

It is NOT ignorance, nor stupidity, to have a beef with an OS that runs like crap on a system like mine. While not the fastest system, my quad-core setup (overclocked to 3.6Ghz with 4GB of quality RAM) should be MORE than enough to handle Vista. And yet Vista runs poorly, even on a fresh install. There is simply no excuse for an OS that needs THAT much horsepower to run decently. Hell, I NEVER had it run decently, even when it was installed on a RAID0 array. This is not a grudge, it's objective assessment. I've been using MS products since DOS, and Vista is the second-worst OS MS has ever released (#1 being WindowsME).

Thank god Windows 7 seems to have the performance Vista SHOULD have had. Of course, I fully expect the retail release to be slower than the RCs, but one can hope right?

Bart
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14 Jul 2009   #15
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If Vista is so good OS and you guys invested money in it why you people want to upgrade to W7?
Answer: Vista was a joke and it will be dead in a few months.
XP still selling and is suported until 2014.
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14 Jul 2009   #16
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
If Vista is so good OS and you guys invested money in it why you people want to upgrade to W7?

Please point out in my post where I said Vista is better than 7 and that I don't want to upgrade to 7.
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14 Jul 2009   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Is it my imagination or am I one of the few who actually found Vista to be a great OS?

I feel oh so sorry for those poor, lost souls who prefer to accept rumors and speculation over fact. These are the people who decided that Vista was bad because they allowed OEM and computer stores to sell them poor hardware, or they listed to the Apple ads without realizing that it was nothing but propoganda.

All those people who decided to stick with XP are going to have the hardest time of all moving over to Windows 7. Sure, Vista had it's problems in the start, but so did XP, and they've forgotten that.

I have yet to see one single shred of evidence that conclusively proves beyond all doubt that Vista is as bad as some people believe.

And I'm not thinking of "I heard that so-and-so had such-and-such a problem" or "Vista runs too slowly on my new laptop with 1GB of memory" or "UAC stops me from doing anything" or "I can't find x64 drivers for my 8 year old sound card".

We all know by experience that 95% of what gave Vista such a bad rep was not the fault of Vista, but of hardware manufacturers that installed it onto under-specced hardware, or got caught napping when it came time to update driver software for their hardware products.

Please continue this discussion on this thread: Am I the only one?
I had to issue with vista either...look at my specs and you shall se why...
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14 Jul 2009   #18
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jon55 View Post
Please point out in my post where I said Vista is better than 7 and that I don't want to upgrade to 7.
LOL that's not the point.

Who cares about Vista
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14 Jul 2009   #19
Aheaton

Windows 7 RC Build7100
 
 

I really don't think 7600 is the RTM as people were saying.

Update on Windows 7 RTM - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog

Article above.
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15 Jul 2009   #20
VeeEss

 
 

From a purely technical sense Vista is superior to XP. They started with the same kernel (I know I use kernel liberally since technically Windows does not use a kernel) and file by file made the operating system more comprehensive. They did this to excess in some cases, but I don't think that is a major flaw. If you don't want a highly configurable system, please use OS X (where you have to reprogram to make any significant changes).

If you know how to use an operating system properly, you can make Vista run almost identically to XP, but NOT vice versa, primarily by closing functionality. Personally, I am an operating system minimalist, I turn of any advanced functions of the GUI first (so all my Windows installations looked like Win 2k) and I disable and modify services. I had Vista running light (~315MB) and it was noticeably faster than XP, and far far more functional.

Also, Vista was designed with much more comprehensive security. It has had the fewest major security flaws in its first year of release of any consumer OS to date. XP and XP SP1 were some of the worst even having been built upon 2000 (which is superior to XP in many ways IMO).

Remember, 7 is in most ways just a streamlined Vista. It's an evolution of Vista while Vista was much more revolutionary in terms of core files. You can almost consider it to be Vista SP2 with a prettier skin.
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