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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   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Why would you want to stick with an 8 year old OS? I dont understand it. You miss out on all the technological advances that have happened over that time.


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05 Aug 2009   #12
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Asking that question on this forum is probably going to get you a biased answer, just like asking whether XP is better than OSX on a Mac based forum.
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05 Aug 2009   #13
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Whay don't u buy a pent 2 while ur at it...
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05 Aug 2009   #14
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
There's just no contest at all in speed on my hardware. With 7 i can still see the redraw of the windows flashing by as the background wallpaper updates.
With xp it's just: plop it's there.

7 idling at avg 10% with all utils running.
xp barely touches 3%

BSOD's, weird crashes, thats was all but gone in xp. With 7 a whole new range of problems has been introduced.

Still i switched to 7 because there are a few minor touches which mean at lot to me which have been resolved.

But i see the need to upgrade my memory, it only gets 8600 kb/s
That's true ,maybe when i'll buy a new pc i will use Win7,on this will work slower than xp!

Quote:
Why would you want to stick with an 8 year old OS? I dont understand it. You miss out on all the technological advances that have happened over that time.
Stick with it because it's still a very good OS,especial on old PCs!
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05 Aug 2009   #15
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Why would you want to stick with an 8 year old OS? I dont understand it. You miss out on all the technological advances that have happened over that time.
poll asked which would you choose? I understood that to mean which of the 2 has the most overall merits.

Obviously i'm running 7 but for minor details only. My biggest gripe has always been that i listen to music, want to switch to headphones or back and i'd have to restart the app.

Call it what you want for me it's a big enough issue.

Still i always buy a car which predates computer control, with a carb as i fully experienced the cardinal rule: the more there is to go wrong, the more will go wrong.
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05 Aug 2009   #16
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

silly question - the great majority of us on this forum have chosen 7 - the clue is in the domain name.

i'm also surprised 7 isn't performing well on your hardware - driver issues?

a lot of us have spent many years with xp, and it's always difficult stepping outside of your comfort zone, having to learn how to solve new problems and using new methods and techniques.

but that's what i like doing, learning new stuff - it's one of the things that separates us from the animals (and indeed, the duller majority of humanity).

back in the day, my sinclair spectrum fulfilled all my computing needs, but time and tide move on, and it's up to us to move with them, unless you like being left behind tinkering with antiquated technology.
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05 Aug 2009   #17
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
silly question - the great majority of us on this forum have chosen 7 - the clue is in the domain name.

i'm also surprised 7 isn't performing well on your hardware - driver issues?
I didn't tested it yet,i've watched how it works on another machine!

And what's the problem in asking that on this forum?Who from this forum didn't used XP?
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05 Aug 2009   #18
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

i wised up over the years, i only buy big name hardware. :

xp x64 just runs smoother and faster. Evidently it being much less complicated.
Benchmarks are crap. The results vary inversely between benchmarks, they are never the same running several time, and they don't tell you what you want to know.

How does the computer feel like in everyday real life usage.

But once more, i run 7 otherwise i'd be waisting my time here.
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05 Aug 2009   #19
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Having converted to 7 for the past 3 months or so has reinvigorated my notebook. XP was just too old and tired for me. I'm a firm believer of "Out with the old and in with the new!" Having to use XP at work is a pain for me. The future is now! XP was good in it's day but it's time to look ahead. Onward and upward!
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05 Aug 2009   #20
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

tw33k: your signature is particularly relevant for this thread!
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