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Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

13 Nov 2009   #121
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

Vista wasn't that bad. It had alot of new features and the aero looks are appealing HOWEVER, IT IT SOOOOOOOO SLOOOOOOOOOOW!!

I upgraded to Windows 7 and it zips around.

I actually ran the Win 7 beta on my desktop computer since January and it was difficult to go back and use my Vista laptop.


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13 Nov 2009   #122
Bellatrix

Windows 7 / Linux Ubuntu
 
 

Hi peeps,

Here's my t'pence worth. I have used every edition of Windows since 3.1, and I've never been so impressed as I am now. 3.1 was simply fantastic! The first OS I ever used was the BBC Microsystem OS, so you can imagine my delight at 256 colours ... and windows! It only got better with Windows 95. Then 98, ME... The problem with the latter two was that people were still programming applications in C, and Microsoft got the blame. While Windows at that time was pretty basic, it was stable and quite posh. However, it took some of the blame for 3rd party applications' memory leaks, etc. I got frusrtated myself. Add to this the growing trend of viruses... I turned to Linux, and have been happy with that. Until now. The advent of Windows 7 was in fact XP and the .NET pantheon, not Vista. With XP and .NET programming Windows got a whole lot easier. As long as the programmer is paying attention, memory leaks, unexpected errors and crashes are a thing of the past. .NET drove forward Windows Vista. Unfortunately, it was slow, in-your-face and annoying. UAC felt as if Windows was constantly asking you, 'Are you really sure what you're doing here?' ...

Example: You click a link to download an app. from within IE. You get the yellow bar ... click .. click ... save dialog ... click ... then the IE warning ... click ... then UAC ... click...

You get the picture. Basically, Microsoft made Vista slightly safer than XP by asking you questions so many times you didn't dare do anything.

Windows 7 though... It is, quite simply, everything Windows Vista should have been in the first place. In other words, it is the great OS everyone was waiting for 3 years ago and, imho, more. As a Linux peep it pains me to say it, but Microsoft have done a great job this time. It's just lovely. They've tuned UAC, they've made fundamental adjustments to improve speed and rendering - in short it is nearly as fast as XP on my machine and much faster than Vista. They've updated everything, even paint (finally! Take a look at it). They've focused on speed, reliablity and, of couse, poshness. It wins in all three categories. And it's compatible, a feature lacking in Vista. When I installed Windows 7 on my machine and connected to the Net for drivers, Windows Update found my graphics drivers, sound, web cam, monitor... The only thing I had to manually install was a driver for a very new Brother printer. I was amazed.

And I continue to be amazed and very pleased my Microsoft's latest offering. Very stable, very quick, very advanced [if you require it to be] and very, very posh.
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13 Nov 2009   #123
Lucretius

7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellatrix View Post
... Windows Vista. Unfortunately, it was slow, in-your-face and annoying. UAC felt as if Windows was constantly asking you, 'Are you really sure what you're doing here?' ...

Example: You click a link to download an app. from within IE. You get the yellow bar ... click .. click ... save dialog ... click ... then the IE warning ... click ... then UAC ... click...

You get the picture. Basically, Microsoft made Vista slightly safer than XP by asking you questions so many times you didn't dare do anything.

Windows 7 though... It is, quite simply, everything Windows Vista should have been in the first place.
I couldn't have said it any better!
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13 Nov 2009   #124
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cymb View Post
With vista ultimate sp2x64, my comp was so fast ; with seven ultimate x64, my comp is so slow.Same software installed.Both genuine (market) . So sad.. Tomorow I"ll go back to vista.
Have you deleted the folder "windows old" yet? Done a disk cleanup, defrag? Win 7 is a much leaner faster OS than Vista and I liked Vista but I suspect the problem is on your end give it a chance.
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13 Nov 2009   #125
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

UAC is useless "Google how to turn UAC off"
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13 Nov 2009   #126
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
UAC is useless "Google how to turn UAC off"
You do know what UAC is designed to do? Unless your pc is as secure as XP?
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13 Nov 2009   #127
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
UAC is useless "Google how to turn UAC off"
You do know what UAC is designed to do? Unless your pc is as secure as XP?
Yes Sir! I do indeed
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13 Nov 2009   #128
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Well if you know you are deliberately lessening your system's overall security and protected mode if you use IE8 among others, then go ahead.
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13 Nov 2009   #129
vbkun

windows 7 built 7100
 
 

[QUOTE=Bellatrix;377888]Hi peeps,

Then 98, ME... The problem with the latter two was that people were still programming applications in C, and Microsoft got the blame. While Windows at that time was pretty basic, it was stable and quite posh. However, it took some of the blame for 3rd party applications' memory leaks, etc.[QUOTE]


Gotta agree with your, avoiding such programs i managed to keep 98' up to more then a month with no reboots several times. Of course, using no translation version. I was never sure was but portuguese brazilian version i had (original disc ) was not as stable as u.s. version.
I used to run it in a amd process with 450 hz + 64 ram =)

Then came my sweetheart 2k, wich i miss still up to today, amazing memory management, xp sortta sucked at managing pagefile... so when i was forced to move to xp i ended up buying more ram to disable it. I started hating microsoft for spliting me from my dear with that directx thinggie...

7 i started by 32bits ver on a pentium D 2 gb ram and a radeon 9600 pro card... it's performance just impressed me every day, I managed to what some h264 hd files at 20/22 fps rates, the same files on same hardware under xp would ahead me to a forced reboot for excess of resources usage.
As 7 uses a lot more memory then xp 2 gb wasn't enought to leave pagefile disabled like in xp, i gave it a try and what i a surprise! A virtual memory management as good as 2k's =)

That's why i stated previouslly i even like ms now =)

Now i'm runnin' 7 64 bits and i confess this over use of memory scares me, one the pentium d setting and 32 bits i had an idle usage of 500-600mb, here at 64 bits + i5 + 4 gb of ram i have an idle of 900-1gb of usage. BUT

I'm givin it a break and not bitching about it cause i just love win 7 =)
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14 Nov 2009   #130
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Well if you know you are deliberately lessening your system's overall security and protected mode if you use IE8 among others, then go ahead.
Mate, tbh theres no use trying to argue with them about UAC, people who don't have it enabled *myself* should already know the consequences of disabling this annoying piece of software, even though the overall security of my computer is less, i couldn't care more, don't visit nasty sites, or download pirate software, i have my AV, and even if my AV can't pick up a nasty, i can guarantee, i will find it, and get rid of it,what im saying is... i am my own AV.

But its great of you to to warn the noobs that think they understand what the UAC does for their system, some just see it as an annoying warning from the OS making sure you know what your doing, but in a sense it does alot more..
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