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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   #61
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
what may seem real in terms of big improvements with 7 are mostly the result of very clever marketing which planted the idea by first 'leaking' a completely stripped barebones 7 core.

It was noticeable faster obviously. Once that idea was stuck and all over the net you're preprogrammed to look favorably on 7 whatever it does.

Now the 7 is dressed up it performs on par with Vista.

Hence, reality is in the eye of the beholder.
So 7 is completey on par with Vista SP2? Thanks for pointing that out . You just made 7 seem that much better!


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05 Aug 2009   #62
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Sorry Petrossa, but I have to disagree with you.

Subjectivity is not my thing, and Win7 (on all my machines):


I have to make note that on all my machines I completely disabled indexing and search (as I always did in XP too)

Disabling those services boosted Win7 beyond XP.

So Win7 is here to stay for me, XP is history.
Bizarre, i can't match those number son my hardware. All i've seen is a steady drop in hardware utilization efficiency.

I now need (see system specs) to do what i could on a 8086 with Concurrent Dos installed, only prettier.
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05 Aug 2009   #63
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RootAdmin View Post
after dual booting xp and win 7 for a month or so, and realizing _everything_ i use on xp works perfectly on win7(even if in compatiblity mode or with a program update) i made a backup of the xp disk and deleted it!

Love windows 7, even if it does eat abit more resources and tend to make the pc run abit hotter, the eyecandy, compatibility, security, built in features all make it worth it!

there are even afew programs that i use that run MUCH better on 7 than they did on xp, which was the main reason for me making the switch.
The only thing i dislike is not being able to use the onboard videocard and the pci card i have at the same time and keep aero on, which can probably be fixed with enough tweaking, but seeing as i barely use a 2nd moniter anymore let alone a 3rd(which is what the onboard was for xp), theres no need

Well as ia said beauty/reality is in the eye of the beholder. It's extermely well known psychological mechanism. Overstimulate the senses and the person will not notice the underlying problems or reason them away.

Sex(y) sells.....
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05 Aug 2009   #64
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
This post s so true that it hurts...most people are so thick they don't relaize that if you work on something for almost 9 years I would expect resonable progress out of it. Honestly I think those XP comparisions to 7 should be made with Windows XP Pre-SP1 to Windows 7 Pre-SP1. That is a no contest if there ever was...Hell XP Pre-SP1 vs. Vista Pre-SP1 was also a no contest. Vista starting out was bad but XP was so terrible...If in 5~6 years we compare XP SP3 to 7 SP3 you will see that it has never been a contest...7 will always win
Oh, I concur wholeheartedly. There are far too many XP Lovers out there that didn't get to experience it in it's early days before SP1, and therefore do not know just how unstable it can be. I like to compare operating systems on their performance and stability on initial release. And following that protocol, Vista is better than XP, and Seven is better than Vista. People shouldn't compare 7 (not yet even on retail yet) to XP (which has been around for 9 years).

It comes down to what you get Out Of Box on initial release. And for that Seven will always be the winner (until Eight comes out in 2-3 years)
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05 Aug 2009   #65
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
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.
excatly what app are you using? I have used many media player type apps and none of them requires this...please check your config
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05 Aug 2009   #66
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
excatly what app are you using? I have used many media player type apps and none of them requires this...please check your config
read: from digital to speakers
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05 Aug 2009   #67
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
benchmarks tests if your computer runs a benchmark well, thats all. It has no meaning in real life.
Just as true as comparing an OS after 8~9 years of refinement to one that hasn't been released...
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05 Aug 2009   #68
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
read: from digital to speakers
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.

I seen nothing of where you said you were going from digital to speakers...maybe I have misread? Also your issue to my knowledge hasn't popped up in great number on the forums. It seems to be on an individiual basis here
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05 Aug 2009   #69
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Just as true as comparing an OS after 8~9 years of refinement to one that hasn't been released...
that's what the thread is about i thought?

Don't get me wrong, i'll continue using 7 but only because it's free. If i had to pay i'd skip it.
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05 Aug 2009   #70
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

@Petrossa,

Could you explain what you meant with this?

Quote:
I now need (see system specs) to do what i could on a 8086 with Concurrent Dos installed, only prettier
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