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Windows 7: Seven or XP?

View Poll Results: What you choose?
Seven (don't choose only because you use it at the moment) 211 87.92%
XP 29 12.08%
Voters: 240. You may not vote on this poll

05 Aug 2009   #111
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Why should 7 run XP drivers? You realize that the Microsoft Driver Framework has changed a bit in 9 years...if non-microsoft hardware is not working on 7 and drivers designed for 7 are not available than it is the manufacture of the product's fault...same goes for Microsoft's incompatibility with their hardware you own in this case. I would like for you to prove a loss in Frames per second...as many have spoken to the contrary here in the forums...I would make sure I have the appropiate GFX and Chipset drivers designed for Windows 7 in this case. When a driver is designed for an OS that doesn't mean it is desgined to run on every OS afterwards...your argument on 7 running XP drivers is obsolete

BTW a 32-bit driver cannot be used on a 64-bit OS...please re-evaluate that statement.
Don't bother Zidane.

There are some people that just don't get it, no matter how hard you try to explain.

Trying to reason with that kind of bias combined with ignorance is like fighting windmills.

Give up being a Don Quichot. I did a few hours ago.


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05 Aug 2009   #112
Sassa

 
 

XP, Vista & 7 are Win 2000 descendants...
Of course 7 is the best of them!
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05 Aug 2009   #113
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
XP, Vista & 7 are Win 2000 descendants...
Of course 7 is the best of them!
Nice flag Sassa,

I would like to ask you permission to download it, edit it and make a dutch flag from it.

Greetz
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05 Aug 2009   #114
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Nice flag Sassa,

I would like to ask you permission to download it, edit it and make a dutch flag from it.

Greetz
Permission granted
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05 Aug 2009   #115
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Permission granted
Thanks man.

I don't think I'm allowed to rep you for it, but if I find out I can, I will.

greetz
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05 Aug 2009   #116
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
XP, Vista & 7 are Win 2000 descendants...
Of course 7 is the best of them!
Keep going back in time..........back..... back.....

Now.... Google "VMS and Windows NT" and check out where the original NT developers came from....

Windows NT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As Gomer Pyle would say "SURPRISE, SURPRISE!" VMS
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05 Aug 2009   #117
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Unsubscribing. Now.

Bye, Kari
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05 Aug 2009   #118
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Is 7 better than XP? Oh boy, let me count the ways....

1. Security: Before I get some of the standard "I don't need Vista/7 to protect me, I know how to secure my machine" responses, let me reiterate. There have been some flaws in Windows that an antivirus and firewall simply won't catch. A good example of this would be the SWF flaw from the early days of Vista. UAC protected against this flaw, and now with 7's revised UAC, there's no reason to jump from XP to 7, if nothing else, for the added security.

2. Performance: On every machine I've tried, ranging from old machines with Athlon 2400+ processors with 768 MB RAM, to Phenom X4's with 4 GB RAM, 7's WORST performance was on par with XP at its best. And given XP's susceptibility to "Windows Rot", I don't feel the need to format every couple of months to maintain the best speed possible. Windows 7 always feels snappy, no matter how much I load the drive up with software and other files.

3. Appearance: I realize to some, this is a non-issue, and that there are literally thousands of themes and visual styles available for XP, but with 7, I don't feel any sort of need or desire to change its appearance. Explorer looks clean IMO, and while it's argued that XP's Explorer was more customizable, 7's UI is so neat that I don't feel it needs customization. Aero looks a lot more refined than it did in Vista, and with WDDM 1.1, it's also more efficient with memory.

4. Taskbar: This might be a sub-category of Appearance, but with all the improvements made to the taskbar, I felt it deserved its own category. The way they essentially combined the old taskbar with Quick Launch makes for a very impressive and more importantly, very efficient experience. Any programs I use frequently, I just pin to the taskbar, so it's always there, and I don't have to clutter my desktop with icons or search through Quick Launch. At first I didn't even like the new taskbar because I was so used to using Quick Launch, but after using it more and more, the more I liked it.

5. Networking: Setting up a home network is still simple, like it was in Vista. I'm sure the vast majority of us know how to set up a network in XP anyways, but with 7, it's much more seamless.

There are some others like Libraries that I haven't touched on, but I haven't fooled around enough with other aspects of the OS to provide an in-depth opinion.
+1 rep here as well.
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05 Aug 2009   #119
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Keep going back in time..........back..... back.....

Now.... Google "VMS and Windows NT" and check out where the original NT developers came from....

Windows NT - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As Gomer Pyle would say "SURPRISE, SURPRISE!" VMS
It is true, but Win2000 was 1st commercial NT based release...
I'm using Windows since 1993 and 3.1
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05 Aug 2009   #120
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Ok.

It's not XP.
i agree with you.
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