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Windows 7: Do you see windows7 as an improvement over vista and xp

View Poll Results: Window7: Better than vista and xp?
Absolutely! 197 91.63%
No 18 8.37%
Voters: 215. You may not vote on this poll

04 Jul 2009   #31
MikeEx

Win 7 7264 x64
 
 

Compared to XP:
7 is just as fast if not faster.
It's also a huge upgrade in the user interface and experience department.

Out of the box support for devices is also vastly superior.
I'd like to see you install XP and immediately after, open world of warcraft.
You can't. You must first install motherboard chipset drivers, Graphics card drivers, and most likely sound and wireless drivers as well.

Both:
The underlying core of the OS being coded for better multi-cpu awareness provides speed improvements to multitasking or multi-threaded applications.

The new taskbar is awesome.

Vista:

Tweaks have been made to the user interface to make those hard to find options; easier to get to.

Better device support.

The aero desktop effect is much less likely to disable itself at any given time.
This is most apparent when playing a video game.
This greatly improves UI consistency going from task to task.

Due to the improved aero code, Multi-Media-Tasking also has much better support.
On vista; Play a video on your second monitor, then load a game on the main. Aero is kicked down to basic, screwing up the playback of the video on your second screen. It's not very pretty and is the main cause of me not using vista.

Vista is still slow.
The service packs did fix a some bugs, but when it came to speed, they were more a placebo then an improvement.
7 is FAST FAST FAST FAST FAST FAST FAST.

General perception.
Vista was viewed as bloated, slow, incompatible, headache inducing piece of garbage. And still is today.
When 7 reached public beta, It was already viewed as being worlds better in every department. The public perception on 7 is highly favorable.


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04 Jul 2009   #32
User Name

 

5 "No" votes?

Who does that?
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04 Jul 2009   #33
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by User Name View Post
5 "No" votes?

Who does that?
Everyone is entitled to their opinion/vote here I believe. While I agree WHO DOES THAT!? A lot of people these days still do not like change (even if its for the better), or find one little tiny thing ruins the OS for them (keyword: tiny).
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04 Jul 2009   #34
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Everyone is entitled to their opinion/vote here I believe. While I agree WHO DOES THAT!? A lot of people these days still do not like change (even if its for the better), or find one little tiny thing ruins the OS for them (keyword: tiny).
they wont have much choice, once XP looses mainstream support....
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04 Jul 2009   #35
DataMan47

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)
 
 

Over Vista? Absolutely. Over XP? Eh, it's a wash. There are things that I really like about NT6.1 (the new task bar) and things that I can't stand (like the removal of the advanced search builder).
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04 Jul 2009   #36
misterck

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

i voted no...

bring on the onslaught.

although i like 7 it just isnt what i excpected it to be or even near that. yes xp is old and ugly and vista is eye candy and sluggish but this is just even more eye candy and apart from saving a bit of ram 7 is nothing groundbreaking. dont know if i had too high excpectations but i excpected a bit more/beter than this.
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04 Jul 2009   #37
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Lol. For me it performs no better than Vista SP2 - in fact 7 boots slower.

For others - especially those with yer average laptop - I expect 7 will perform better - that is what it was built for.

They will now be able to able to experience all the great things about Vista - which previously required a certain level of competence from the hardware and the user.

That has to be a good thing.
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04 Jul 2009   #38
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Lol. For me it performs no better than Vista SP2 - in fact 7 boots slower.

For others - especially those with yer average laptop - I expect 7 will perform better - that is what it was built for.

They will now be able to able to experience all the great things about Vista - which previously required a certain level of competence from the hardware and the user.

That has to be a good thing.
Huh that is rather funny....I am assuming you are talking about your public specs right? My desktop (not in the specs) is pretty identical to yours....same GPU, same CPU, same RAM, MOBO is different but has similar specs and yet your performance on 7 is lesser compared to Vista SP2? Real odd....as I am in a totally different story here....
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04 Jul 2009   #39
Edhel

Windows 7 Build 7264
 
 

I voted no also. I do like Windows 7 don't get me wrong, but it's not a huge improvement over Vista. Basically it's just tweaks and such.

I'm disappointed that the OS is just as bloated as Vista. I realise hard drives are getting bigger and bigger, but the size difference between Vista/7 versus XP is huge. Whatever happened to lean and mean....
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04 Jul 2009   #40
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Edhel View Post
I voted no also. I do like Windows 7 don't get me wrong, but it's not a huge improvement over Vista. Basically it's just tweaks and such.

I'm disappointed that the OS is just as bloated as Vista. I realise hard drives are getting bigger and bigger, but the size difference between Vista/7 versus XP is huge. Whatever happened to lean and mean....
Windows 7 is bloated?

I personally think everyone is expecting way to much from W7, especially with lower end machines.
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