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Windows 7: Anyone regret moving to Windows 7?

07 Nov 2009   #71
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post
Two years ago I was undecided between getting a new PC or switching to a Mac. I decided to go with a PC because I have a lot of expensive graphic software and I didn't want the extra expense of having to upgrade it all for the Mac. So I bought a new Dell PC with Vista Ultimate 32-bit installed. Well, guess what? Most of my software had to be upgraded to work with Vista.
So you expected proprietary software that was coded for the Mac/XP to work on Windows?

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Add to that the fact that my machine started freezing after about 6 months - it seems the USB ports went faulty. I had to get new ones. They're still not 100%.
And how is a Dell hardware fault a Windows issue? If a mac had faulty components, I guarantee it would behave the same way.

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iMac, here I come!
Enjoy


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07 Nov 2009   #72
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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For an avid Vista user like me, the main advantage of w7 is the smaller footprint and better performance. As far as function and user interface goes, it is somewhat different but no progress - just different.
All this statement shows is that you haven't gotten used to using the new UI things yet and/or put them to use, you cannot say that Aero Snap, Shake, Peek, enhanced alt tab, and a better taskbar are not improvements.
Maybe I should have said that the UI is no progress for me. All these functions you mention mean nothing to me because I really don't need them and the taskbar is so, so. I rather have some of the functions back that they dropped.
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07 Nov 2009   #73
vram

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post

Now, in order to update to Windows 7, I have to upgrade to Ultimate, which is pricier than the other versions. Well, I refuse to give Microsoft another penny of my money. It seems to me they put out a faulty product, used their entire consumer base to test it and find the bugs, fix the bugs, change it up a little, call it Windows 7, and now expect people to pay for the corrected version. And this is not the first time Microsoft has done this. Well, I'm done.

iMac, here I come!
You don't have to buy 7 Ultimate to upgrade. I went from Vista Business to 7 Home Premium but you do have to perform a Custom install, which means you're going to need to backup all you data, install 7, then re-install all your software.
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07 Nov 2009   #74
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post
iMac, here I come!
Enjoy spending 2-3x the amount for similar specs of hardware that you can not update so easily or have much less of a choice.
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07 Nov 2009   #75
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

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iMac, here I come!
Enjoy
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I was very pleased with Vista but I enjoy W 7 better; there's always the dual boot option for a while if you choose.

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07 Nov 2009   #76
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maryomalley View Post
Two years ago I was undecided between getting a new PC or switching to a Mac. I decided to go with a PC because I have a lot of expensive graphic software and I didn't want the extra expense of having to upgrade it all for the Mac. So I bought a new Dell PC with Vista Ultimate 32-bit installed. Well, guess what? Most of my software had to be upgraded to work with Vista. Add to that the fact that my machine started freezing after about 6 months - it seems the USB ports went faulty. I had to get new ones. They're still not 100%. I also had several other minor Vista issues - minor, but annoying nonetheless. I gave up using Internet Explorer, there were so many issues, and now just use Firefox.

Now, in order to update to Windows 7, I have to upgrade to Ultimate, which is pricier than the other versions. Well, I refuse to give Microsoft another penny of my money. It seems to me they put out a faulty product, used their entire consumer base to test it and find the bugs, fix the bugs, change it up a little, call it Windows 7, and now expect people to pay for the corrected version. And this is not the first time Microsoft has done this. Well, I'm done.

iMac, here I come!
See ya!
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07 Nov 2009   #77
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The PC fanboy vs Mac fanboy scenario is just sooooo played out already. I use and own both and the both have their strong points and weak points. For someone to say one is way better than the other for every task, clearly doesn't know what they're talking about. Can't we all just get along?
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07 Nov 2009   #78
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by landozelig View Post
The PC fanboy vs Mac fanboy scenario is just sooooo played out already. I use and own both and the both have their strong points and weak points. For someone to say one is way better than the other for every task, clearly doesn't know what they're talking about. Can't we all just get along?

+1, some guys sound like football fans (and I did not mean the football hooligans).
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08 Nov 2009   #79
maryomalley

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
So you expected proprietary software that was coded for the Mac/XP to work on Windows ?
That is not what I meant at all; I have never had a Mac, all my software was for Windows -- I had to upgrade it because it wouldn't work with Vista. You silly. I have upgraded to different Windows versions many times over the years and always my expensive software worked with the new version. Until Vista.

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And how is a Dell hardware fault a Windows issue? If a mac had faulty components, I guarantee it would behave the same way.
Again, of course I did not think it was a Windows issue. I was giving a representation of my overall lousy experience ever since my purchase, in the spirit of fair testimony.

That being said, whew! I didn't realize I was playing to such a tough crowd. Y'all have scared me away.
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08 Nov 2009   #80
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Well how else do you expect? Lots of us here know precisely how well Windows 7 works. To me, it is perfection. I really don't care that Microsoft makes it. It could be aliens for all I care.

And then we help as best we can for people with problems, because we know that in most cases, it is user that is doing something wrong and not OS.

And then we are faced with, "I'm running to Apple." And we are left with a dilemma of trying to decide if we should let you guide yourself in error or give a last ditch effort to help.
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