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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

08 Aug 2009   #231
Konceptz804

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Use the quote button Konceptz804,

Then people can see who's comment you are referring to.

greetz

was not speaking to anyone in particular.


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09 Aug 2009   #232
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
Interesting:
W2K does what they want,
they're probably making money running their business, if they're still in business,
and they don't seem to be bothered by the 'threat' that its no longer "supported".

That strikes me as a perfect example of "what an OS is for", and what its all about, Windows-wise...

What justifications do -they- give for still running the ole workhorse?
Custom apps? Unnecessary upgrade expense?
Current hardware still acceptable? No web-site to fear virus?
Ingrained knowledge about the dinosaur?

Maybe they share Antman's unspoken philosophy:
"If it works, don't fix it!"
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Man, I love this place...
Hey, I just hit 200...
Virus scanning software still availalble "AVG free" still runs on Win2k and yes I support a number of retired folks (retired but savvy) who still use 98se and Win2k. the reason it just works with their peripherals and it is "PAID FOR". No one writing new viruses for these old beasts which leads to a certain level of security. The hardware will still walk and talk the web with the newest boxes and the users understand their dinosaurs. further compatibility packs from Microsoft keep the older office products productive even today. If it does everything you want it to do and you can modify the GUI in massive ways to be personalized the way you like it then there really isn't the pressing need for the new GUI interfaces. However you can achieve a lot of the GUI even in these older unsupported pc's. True Transparency comes to mind / Stardock Fences comes to mind, etc I'm sure you get my drift /Stardock it self comes to mind. You can make XP look just like Win7 and with some serious tweeking also take a stab at 98se or Win2K.
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09 Aug 2009   #233
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

HI all
BOTH

I still need XP for legacy stuff which won't have drivers in W7 either ever or for a long while yet (Mini disc recorders, Old HP engineering plotter hardware, Film negative scanners, SAP ERP software, etc).

Otherwise W7 gets it everytime.

I can run all my legacy stuff on an XP Virtual machine --perfect solution. With W7 X-64 I don't need to worry either about the overhead of a VM -- 8 - 16 GB RAM with a decent QUAD processor will run a ZILLION VM's concurrently if you need to probably faster than in native mode on older hardware.

Cheers
jimbo
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09 Aug 2009   #234
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

why wasn't vista included in the poll? i've enough ammunition to continue this thread for years
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09 Aug 2009   #235
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
why wasn't vista included in the poll? i've enough ammunition to continue this thread for years
Already exists a topic with Vista vs Seven,i think moderators won't agree with your ideea!
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09 Aug 2009   #236
LuckyJosh

Windows 7 7600 x65 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

Windows 7 , everything is much more stable than XP. It's great.
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09 Aug 2009   #237
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by visy199 View Post
Already exists a topic with Vista vs Seven,i think moderators won't agree with your ideea!
yeah, i kept away from it apart from 1 small poke why spoil the fun of others with my brilliant insights which leave everyone speechless. They might as well close the thread right there
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09 Aug 2009   #238
mats

Windows7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Thankfully MS extended support of XP until 2014.
Nope they did NOT.
This is one of the most anying stories floating around the net.
MS has a modell there they provide at least 5 years of primary support (5 years or two years after the next OS is released, whatever that will give the longest support period). For XP that ended 14 april 2009. After that they provide 5 years of extended support. That period will end in 2014.

The difference between primary and extended support is that in the extended support phase, MS only commits to fix security bugs.


Xp support timeline
Support policy

For XP it was the release of Vista that sat the dates, after that there have been no changes.

And to answer the original question:
Win7

XP is dead/dying
Win7 do add thing I wan't for example delta replication for offline files. Power management worth talking about. A sequrity modell that works and so on.

Will Companies use it?
Currently planning deployment on 15-20K boxes. Cooperating with two other orgs. Will probobly mean about 40K boxes more, so yes I say companies will use it. Just wait untill Direct access starts spreading .
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10 Aug 2009   #239
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

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12 Aug 2009   #240
greenmatter

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
why wasn't vista included in the poll? i've enough ammunition to continue this thread for years
vista sux hairy balls
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