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Windows 7: 7 faster than vista? - a tiny bit maybe

08 Oct 2009   #71
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
So!, to recap... Win 7 faster and better than Vista then! Just what I thought
Did you read the article?


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08 Oct 2009   #72
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Even more - this should hot things up

Quote:
Performance
Windows 7 feels faster than Windows XP and Vista, but it turns out that's not always the case--sometimes, it's the slowest out of the three operating systems. CNET Labs tested four 32-bit Windows operating systems: Windows 7 RTM build 7600, Windows 7 Release Candidate build 7100, Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, and Windows XP SP3...
See the performance paragraph further down the page:

Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional) Window reviews - CNET Reviews
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08 Oct 2009   #73
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For me, at the end of the day, it's speed coupled with functionality that matters. I mean, I could install Windows 3.1 on my current box and I'm sure it would start up windows in less than 2 seconds....but who cares.

XP should be faster, as it's smaller, has fewer features, has fewer security precautions, has less eye candy, etc. I'm willing to give up some seconds here and there for those extras.
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08 Oct 2009   #74
Antman

 

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08 Oct 2009   #75
Antman

 

I don't think the OP is saying anything negative about 7, nor arguing superiority of any OS vs another.

Just pointing to the sky and saying, "Look, clouds. And it's still a sunny day."
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08 Oct 2009   #76
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The differences between the two (generally in favor of 7 ) are small -
the gulf in perception between them is enormous. At least among the ill informed.
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08 Oct 2009   #77
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
So!, to recap... Win 7 faster and better than Vista then! Just what I thought
Did you read the article?
Which one the many posted here are you referring to?

But, besides, WHY? Does it really Matter? I already stated that my "Seat of the Pants" benchamarks say otherwise and since that is what really matters to me, Win 7 wins hand down over Vista... FOR WHAT i USE IT FOR AT LEAST... that's all I am saying, why is it so hard to accept it fellas?

Well, to be frank, I was trying to be a bit funny with that remark, but as usual, I make an easy task hard to understand... even with smilies and all!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
For me, at the end of the day, it's speed coupled with functionality that matters. I mean, I could install Windows 3.1 on my current box and I'm sure it would start up windows in less than 2 seconds....but who cares.

XP should be faster, as it's smaller, has fewer features, has fewer security precautions, has less eye candy, etc. I'm willing to give up some seconds here and there for those extras.
+1

I am still going to go back to XP instead of Vista just because the incompatability with some hardware I have... old scanner and printer drivers not Vista compatible.


I just don't get it though, if a guy is happy with Win 7 over Vista, why do some of you folks try to pry him off of that cloud?
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08 Oct 2009   #78
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It's whatever works for you - you are exactly right.

Some, however, are implying that other o/s are bad.
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08 Oct 2009   #79
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lots of people still prefer Windows XP and I maintain this is the case because XP is easier to pirate with volume license keys and such. Vista and 7 while not impossible to pirate, are nowhere near as easy.

Also, some people just want to surf the web, look at porn and read email. So, basic computers from a few years ago with XP fit that bill perfectly without having to spend more money.
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08 Oct 2009   #80
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi pp,

We just don't get it do we?

Most users couldn't care less. They buy a pc because it is pretty/small/has a big screen/whatever.

It just happens to have windows on it. It does what they want - they know how to make it do those things. That's it.

They are not in the least bit interested if one o/s is better than another - they have no interest in trying them out to see - they can't imagine anything worse than having to backup, reinstall - update, put the apps back , transfer their data back etc.

They don't know how - they don't want to know how.

If there are 1.3 billion Windows users - that accounts for 1.27 billion of them.
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