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Windows 7: What shall we do with Vista?

23 Jun 2009   #41
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
Vista was good only for the eye not as an OS. People got into Vista just because they bought a new computer in the last 3 years and it came with Vista in it. People didn't need Vista. 50% of them changed back to XP. It is a matter of what you use the computer for. If you only play some games and surf the internet Vista is good but if you need to do some other things also and I am talking about IT, Vista was a no-go.
Who tried XP on the new computers(dual core or quad core) knows exactly which is running better. Next year everybody will forget Vista. Let's enjoy the real MS OS, Win7!
This isn't exactly true. Everything I've tried on Vista has worked just fine. I bought a new computer in February 2007 and yes Vista came with it, but I tried XP on the same machine and didn't care much for it anymore. It felt so dated. I did IT work on Vista machines and never had much of a problem. I agree that Windows 7 is a better OS, though.


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24 Jun 2009   #42
Mongo

XPSP3, Se7en RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Rushed? You call SIX years from the release of XP in 2001 to the release of Vista in 2007 rushed?
Far from it, but MS did rush things at the very last minute. Personally, I felt Vista should have RTM'ed in the spring or summer of 2007. Had they given it an extra 5-6 months, I believe we would have seen a more polished product.

Just my 2 cents...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
And don't try denying it: the one reason why Vista was in fact late was because XP and XP SP1 was being torn apart by an over abundance of security flaws and other instabilities, and Microsoft had to take many important developers off the Longhorn project in order to focus primarily on XP SP2. It's amazing how short peoples memories really are..
I'm very well aware of this.
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24 Jun 2009   #43
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Forget it ever happened.
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24 Jun 2009   #44
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 



lol
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24 Jun 2009   #45
Benjamin

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Rushed? You call SIX years from the release of XP in 2001 to the release of Vista in 2007 rushed?
Well, After the 'Longhorn reset' in 2005, There was really only Three years that "Vista" Itself was developed. I know some LH Stuff still lingers around Vista, Even Windows 7, But Vista even uses a Completely Different codebase than Longhorn. (Longhorn was Built on XP directly while Vista was Built on Server 2k3's Kernel <updated to the 2k8 kernel with SP1 in 2008>)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
And don't try denying it: the one reason why Vista was in fact late was because XP and XP SP1 was being torn apart by an over abundance of security flaws and other instabilities, and Microsoft had to take many important developers off the Longhorn project in order to focus primarily on XP SP2. It's amazing how short peoples memories really are..
Indeed, But Microsoft is Huge, And Longhorn had far too many Build Labs anyway.
But the Security FAILURE known as XP was not even bad enough to delay a OS THAT long. LH's Largest problems lie in the fact that they were using a severely outdated codebase and trying to build many new technologies on it while still keeping all the old Luggage. Like With Windows ME.

But heh, I could rant on Longhorn for hours without end lol
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24 Jun 2009   #46
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

It's obvious that W7 is Vista done right. MS should give anyone that bought Vista free up's to W7, IMHO.
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24 Jun 2009   #47
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
It's obvious that W7 is Vista done right. MS should give anyone that bought Vista free up's to W7, IMHO.
Would be a cold day in hell before MS gives free anything (aside from Beta/RC's).

If anything a discount, but thats it. I don't agree to free upgrades otherwise they'd make no money to pay for all that hard work!

Still liking my idea of microwaving the Vista disc when I get a W7 disc.
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24 Jun 2009   #48
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To me there's hardly any diff between vista sp2 and w7. I have it dualbooted, and as soon as my preorder of w7 sp2 with a torrentsite arrives i'll consider installing it as main with vista as second.

Till then i'll spend my money on faster ram....
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24 Jun 2009   #49
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I will be keeping my Vista, absolutely nothing wrong with it.
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24 Jun 2009   #50
AlexT2889

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

Can someone elaborate a little more on "Longhorn" I always thought Vista WAS Longhorn...just froze development in 2004 and then resumed in 2005. It seems Longhorn is a completely different OS from what I'm reading on here. Also I read someplace that there are videos of the Longhorn UI? What does it look like? WHAT Longhorn features still linger in Vista and 7? Just curious
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