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Windows 7: Is Windows 7 really worth it?

28 Oct 2009   #11

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sundara View Post
Is Windows 7 really worth it to fork out 134€ compared to Vista? Or should I just stay with my old operating system (Vista)? I just use the PC for the Net and e-mail and messenger.

Why pay that amount -- just buy the upgrade - there's enough detail on the Forum to show you how to install clean if required. Upgrades can be sourced for around 50 GBP / EUR (think the GBP is approx 1.09 EUR now - seems to change a lot every day).

If you source it from the UK FOR EXPORT and say its educational material you won't have to pay the UK 15% (17.5 % from Jan 1) VAT either.

I think Amazon UK have some available at around 49 GBP.

Having got the financials out of the way IMO the answer to the original question is DEFINITELY YES.


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28 Oct 2009   #12

If I do buy it what shall it be?

This might sound silly but should I download Windows 7 or should I buy the box set instead?
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28 Oct 2009   #13
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sundara View Post
This might sound silly but should I download Windows 7 or should I buy the box set instead?
Buy the box, always nice to have physical media 'just in-case'.
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28 Oct 2009   #14

windows 7 ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoconutGroveGuy View Post
I am in love with Windows 7. It just 'feels' right. As someone mentioned up top, it is faster, more reliable, prettier, and more user friendly. I can't express how much I love it.

If you're in a position asking other people whether or not it's worth it, or don't have an aversion to the current OS you're using, then I think it's better to keep what you have and spend that money on something else, especially if all you do is surf and send emails.

Windows 7, though, is without a doubt my favorite OS, as I've always had problems/things I dislike about XP and Vista.

It kinda feels like when I got my supra..."just right"

from shynal

pretty much true. the time when i first loaded windows 7 in my laptop and next day it felt like i have a new laptop and iam conserving battery power running on 40 minutes more than vista business or xp. and the contents with the provisio networking capabilities are much more easier than vista. i relay agree on that.

yap it really feel like driving my celica out of factory.
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28 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

It's worth it, but not for 134 Euro!

If you have Vista you already know what it's like. It's like that except with a few fixes here and there. If 134 Euro is the cheapest you can find it I would not get it.

If you could get it at a much lower price then yes, yes, yes! I think this is the fastest, cleanest, best, Windows to date. It's not perfect but it's very good.

Make sure you do a clean install. It makes everything feel so much better.
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28 Oct 2009   #16

If I download Windows 7....?

If I download Windows 7 for portuguese Vista will it work because they direct me to the Store and they don't ask for the country in the billing address and it's in dollars and I don't know if it will work on my computer because it's a USA site.
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