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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

13 Oct 2009   #621
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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Calling Windows 7 a resource hog would be an incorrect assessment.
Well, if you can tell me why all of a sudden you need at least 1GB of RAM and (most of all) 13GB of HDD space, then you can talk about incorrect.
You don't, I have Windows 7 running on 512 MB and a 10 GB partition. But let me ask you, why would you want to? What would be the point of running on 256 MB and a 4 GB HDD? Are you wanting to relive the olden days?

But either way, it does not make Windows 7 a resource hog.


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13 Oct 2009   #622
JFelgemacher

Kubuntu 9.10 & Vista home basic
 
 

Obviously, the market will still be going, There will always be a demand for a smaller, faster computer. That's just the way its going to go. But read between the lines if that is all you saw. If there is already an operating system that can do most of that for free, then why pay for one that will use all of your resources?

Take any compediter for the sake of argument. mac (in which i do not like) released an update that reduced their code, and it still has a nice visual effect. Linux has a rather small code compared to the others, and still has a nice look to it. Vista (since i actuall have it) had a nice look, but because of the resources it used along with the overflow of the registry, will eventually kill its self while being used by the avarage home user, resulting in a reinstall of the OS. That is a long process and alot of files lost, in which leads to a slightly more dissapointed home user.

Windows 7 uses more resources then vista, better visual effects and ease of use, but why not make it smaller? why not allow more users to use Windows 7 by reduceing some use of hardware?

as far as the market goes, people don't have money like they use to. People can't spend as much just to get a computer that would meet the requirements of a new operating system, expessialy if the current OS is operational, thats the sad truth, but a solution that would help both the end user and Microsoft is to make another version of Windows 7, Smaller, and less features but the same compatibility for future programs / applications. That way, the end user still gets a feel of things, but not all. Still leaving the end user satisfied but wanting more.

We as users/humans, are naturally greedy. we always want more, we always want faster and better things, sure we will be satisfied with what ever we have, but as soon as something new comes out, we want to go higher in the chain, but now, the economy wont let us!
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13 Oct 2009   #623
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

@JFelgemacher, then perhaps Windows 7 is just as you are wanting. People have been installing it on Windows XP and Windows 2000 class machines (aka., from the year 2000) and getting awesome results. Just search around and you can find many examples.
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13 Oct 2009   #624
joschw

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joschw View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Calling Windows 7 a resource hog would be an incorrect assessment.
Well, if you can tell me why all of a sudden you need at least 1GB of RAM and (most of all) 13GB of HDD space, then you can talk about incorrect.
You don't, I have Windows 7 running on 512 MB and a 10 GB partition. But let me ask you, why would you want to? What would be the point of running on 256 MB and a 4 GB HDD? Are you wanting to relive the olden days?

But either way, it does not make Windows 7 a resource hog.
Sure, you can have. But ... other applications ... like ... just office for example ... or maybe some chat programs ... and ... and .. and... you're lost.
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13 Oct 2009   #625
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joschw View Post
Sure, you can have. But ... other applications ... like ... just office for example ... or maybe some chat programs ... and ... and .. and... you're lost.
It would be the same on Linux with 256 MB or 512 MB, while you have a GUI environment and using GUI applications. (Firefox itself on my machine with a mere 4 tabs open and the bare essentials for extensions is running up to 125 to 200 MB all by itself.) I cannot run Open Office on 256 MB, regardless of OS, would be a painful slow tard, watching the system page in and out of long I/O periods to and from the HDD. The GUI is a demanding piece.
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13 Oct 2009   #626
joschw

 
 

Amiga system showed it, how to.

How to, for example play a tune which is a couple of MBs on a PC and not even 100 kB on Amiga (with a lot better quality).
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13 Oct 2009   #627
JFelgemacher

Kubuntu 9.10 & Vista home basic
 
 

Yes, but that is only the minimum, as oppose to the 1gb ram, 16 gb hdd space and the 1ghz cpu speed. This is my resource for that
Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

You will not be able to run much on the linux minimum either but that is not the point. the point i was trying to make is that to get the system up and running how it is suppose to run takes alot less resources under linux. So why upgrade? why upgrade if other operating systems run smooth with less resources? If one of my ram cards failed right now, i would still be fine, even if 2gb worth of ram failed right now, i would still get the same performance. but if 2 gb failed in Vista / 7, i would notice a major decrease in performance. I would be running on the minimum. Why would i put myself in that position?

[edit] and what about all of that extra hdd space i would have.
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13 Oct 2009   #628
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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... If one of my ram cards failed right now, i would still be fine, even if 2gb worth of ram failed right now, i would still get the same performance...
I seriously doubt you would have the same performance, if you continued to run the same applications, the same number of applications, and or multitask with the same applications. To run at those lower settings, you need to RUN less and DO less. But how useful is that really? I could write up an Operating System that could run on 4 KB of RAM, but that wouldn't be very useful would it?
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13 Oct 2009   #629
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

No one is forcing anyone to upgrade - If someone is happy with what they are using and can run all the application they need, simply stay with what works for them
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13 Oct 2009   #630
JFelgemacher

Kubuntu 9.10 & Vista home basic
 
 

I like windows, i really do. I like the fact that you can post widgets on the desktop, that is really useful. I would prefer windows if it didn't use all of those resources. I have vista on my second partition.

Just to wrap this up, i feel that more people (such as myself) would use more of windows and buy more distro's of windows if it didn't take so much resources. There are alot of programs running that the average home user would have no use for.
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