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Windows 7: Vista was based on Windows 7

21 Jul 2009   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
May I ask what you propose the new business OS is? I think that the fact that Windows has almost 90% of the market share is still pretty dominating, and that is worldwide. Even higher in business...

With 7, I assume it will bounce back and Mac may be back under 5%, seeing that they are only at 8 now.
To add on: Do some googling and you will find the acceptance of Windows 7 in businesses in 2010 and onward staggering...


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21 Jul 2009   #12
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kmook View Post
How could you forget the bestest OS ever... 3.1!?
Oh the memories LOL

I installed it the other day on VirtualBox, what a nostalgia trip that was
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21 Jul 2009   #13
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Oh the memories LOL

I installed it the other day on VirtualBox, what a nostalgia trip that was
We had a computer in my 6th grade class and it had 3.1 on it...I remember going over there every day and having to close a couple hundred windows...in-which I would actually use it for something...(paint) only to have it die normally...but other than that is was my first computer to use

BTW I was a student in 6th at their age as everyone else...The teacher had no clue even how to turn the thing on...so I spent most of my time during recess messing with it and became proficient fast...so after that it somewhat became my "pet" in the classroom
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21 Jul 2009   #14
Duesco

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Oh the memories LOL

I installed it the other day on VirtualBox, what a nostalgia trip that was
Windows 98 SE was my first Windows...back on my little 533 MHz Celeron with a 10 GB HDD...
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21 Jul 2009   #15
gurm42

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kmook View Post
How could you forget the bestest OS ever... 3.1!?
There have been many Microsoft OS "Product Families".

DOS went through a ton of revisions from 1.0 all the way up to 6.22.
Windows versions 1 and 2 were just silly shells on top of DOS.

Windows 286 and 386 began a new family. The familiar entries in that family are 3.0, 3.1, and WFW 3.11 (Windows For Workgroups).

Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and Millennium are another family.

Prior to WFW3.11, MS had been working with IBM on the OS/2 project. There are various iterations of OS/2 with Microsoft branding that you might find floating around. But eventually half the technology from OS/2 made its way into Win95, and the other half into Windows NT...

Windows NT went through revisions: 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0 (which has had 6 Service Packs).

Windows 2000 is in essence NT 5.0, and XP is in essence 5.1. (Much as we love it, it's just an incremental improvement from 2000!)

Vista is NT 6.0, totally new kernel. Windows 7 is... yeah I'd really call it 6.1, but the marketing types make these decisions now, so it's 7!

I could get deeper, into where the kernels came from and what was introduced when, but... there's no point really.
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21 Jul 2009   #16
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mez4junk View Post
Same product, polished UI.
It is the best microsoft product so far, but unfortunately too late.

It marks the end of windows dominance as a business OS.
In what way?

Edit: Just wanted to add that I"m trying to flame. I am geniunely curious what makes you come to that conclusion.
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21 Jul 2009   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gurm42 View Post
There have been many Microsoft OS "Product Families".

DOS went through a ton of revisions from 1.0 all the way up to 6.22.
Windows versions 1 and 2 were just silly shells on top of DOS.

Windows 286 and 386 began a new family. The familiar entries in that family are 3.0, 3.1, and WFW 3.11 (Windows For Workgroups).

Windows 95, 98, 98SE, and Millennium are another family.

Prior to WFW3.11, MS had been working with IBM on the OS/2 project. There are various iterations of OS/2 with Microsoft branding that you might find floating around. But eventually half the technology from OS/2 made its way into Win95, and the other half into Windows NT...

Windows NT went through revisions: 3.1, 3.5, 3.51, 4.0 (which has had 6 Service Packs).

Windows 2000 is in essence NT 5.0, and XP is in essence 5.1. (Much as we love it, it's just an incremental improvement from 2000!)

Vista is NT 6.0, totally new kernel. Windows 7 is... yeah I'd really call it 6.1, but the marketing types make these decisions now, so it's 7!

I could get deeper, into where the kernels came from and what was introduced when, but... there's no point really.
7 is NT6.1...and isn't marketed any other way...The fact it is called 7 is just because they called it that way(based on OS counting...not kernel revisions)
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21 Jul 2009   #18
billdo

Windows 7 x64 rtm
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
To add on: Do some googling and you will find the acceptance of Windows 7 in businesses in 2010 and onward staggering...
It's staggering do to economy, not due to businesses abandoning Windows for other OS.Most software and hardware used by businesses is not yet obsolete and fine for their needs.The extra spending to upgrade from XP to W7 is not cost efficient at this time.Businesses will eventually upgrade due to advances in hardware/software that XP will not be compatible with, that is if they want to improve efficiency and keep a competitive edge.
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21 Jul 2009   #19
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billdo View Post
It's staggering do to economy, not due to businesses abandoning Windows for other OS.Most software and hardware used by businesses is not yet obsolete and fine for their needs.The extra spending to upgrade from XP to W7 is not cost efficient at this time.Businesses will eventually upgrade due to advances in hardware that XP will not be compatible with, that is if they want to improve efficiency and keep a competitive edge.
I think it really depends on the size of the company and what market they are in. For large enterprises security is the driving force. XP was behind Vista and far behind W7. Smaller companies with lower threat and resources will continue to "leave well enough alone" but enterprises will end up spending more by not upgrading.
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21 Jul 2009   #20
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billdo View Post
It's staggering do to economy, not due to businesses abandoning Windows for other OS.Most software and hardware used by businesses is not yet obsolete and fine for their needs.The extra spending to upgrade from XP to W7 is not cost efficient at this time.Businesses will eventually upgrade due to advances in hardware/software that XP will not be compatible with, that is if they want to improve efficiency and keep a competitive edge.

oh, I assumed he meant "staggering" like "astonishing"...
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