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Windows 7: Is Windows 7 still popular these days?

03 Apr 2017   #21
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post
Running Win 7 Pro 64. It's my favorite. I have no plans to go to Win 10 at all.
me too, though I use Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64...

I just wonder how Windows 11 will turn out when they start development at some point in the next 5 years probably.... I just hope they don't scr*w Windows up even more....


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03 Apr 2017   #22
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Well, you know dang well they will (change things), just because they can, and to justify some dude's paycheck.
And, as more and more people move their internet and communication work away from a real PC, whether desktop or laptop or tablet, to their Smart Phone, Microsoft will create new OS's to match the new hardware.

I've lost many of my computer customers, just because they don't use their PC's any more. They do everything with their Smart Phone that they used to do with their computers.

I've tested and or run every Windows version since Windows 3.0, and that includes most versions of Windows 10, and yet today I'm very happily running Windows 7 pro/32 as my main OS.

Cheers Mates!
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03 Apr 2017   #23
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When a smartphone can rip my CDs, DVDs, etc., record OTA TV 24/7 for later viewing, store up to 32 TB of data, run three to six 24" monitors at 1920 x 1080 resolution per monitor and a 32" TV, and do all that with data plan that has a download speed of 60Gbps with a 1TB monthly data cap for only $60/month, I'll consider replacing my PC with a smart phone (maybe).
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03 Apr 2017   #24
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
When a smartphone can rip my CDs, DVDs, etc., record OTA TV 24/7 for later viewing, store up to 32 TB of data, run three to six 24" monitors at 1920 x 1080 resolution per monitor and a 32" TV, and do all that with data plan that has a download speed of 60Gbps with a 1TB monthly data cap for only $60/month, I'll consider replacing my PC with a smart phone (maybe).
lol nice one
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03 Apr 2017   #25
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
When a smartphone can rip my CDs, DVDs, etc., record OTA TV 24/7 for later viewing, store up to 32 TB of data, run three to six 24" monitors at 1920 x 1080 resolution per monitor and a 32" TV, and do all that with data plan that has a download speed of 60Gbps with a 1TB monthly data cap for only $60/month, I'll consider replacing my PC with a smart phone (maybe).
That's what most people did when they left XP. They just went to an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy. In fact, look at this article. Even if it's only semi-accurate reporting, it indicates a true trend.

Android is now more popular than Windows worldwide | InfoWorld

Windows is definitely taking a backseat.
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03 Apr 2017   #26
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
That's what most people did when they left XP. They just went to an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy. In fact, look at this article. Even if it's only semi-accurate reporting, it indicates a true trend.

Android is now more popular than Windows worldwide | InfoWorld

Windows is definitely taking a backseat.
You missed the point. While most people used computers only for social media, shopping, etc., most of which can be done on smartphones or tablets, there are people still have needs that cannot be physically and economically met with smart phones or tablets but can be met by computers. A smartphone or a tablet simply cannot meet my needs, both physically or economically.

And I don't need—or want—to be connected to the world 24/7. The only cell phone I carry is a dumb as rocks flip phone that does only one thing: make phone calls. I have text messaging (if someone wants to talk to me, they can TALK to me) and voice mail disabled (also to avoid charges for spam calls) and the phone stays turned off until I need to use it, which is rarely. The phone cost only $12 so if I lose or break it, I'm not out much money. I'm using a pay as you go plan that is costing me only $5.45 a month (and the unused amount rolls over every month indefinitely).

Win 7 meets my needs far better than 8.1 or 10 (especially 10!).
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03 Apr 2017   #27
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea cell phones are way too small even the larger ones are silly to carry around so no way it could ever replace an actual desktop or even a laptop imho
I'm sure not looking to down grade an iphone to a win-10 phone I would care if it was free meaning really free
7 rules
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03 Apr 2017   #28
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

All I can say is you all must have very big pockets, you'd have to to carry around a desktop .

I have to be available 24/7 so if I go out I carry a smartphone, it also integrates with my In car systems to keep my sat nav up to date with the very latest traffic situations. It will also work hands free for calls and read my texts to me, even my emails if I want to. When I'm at home I use one of my Desktops, when I travel I use one of my tablets or a laptop depending on where I am going and if there are internet facilities available, More and more stores, coffee shops, restaurants & other places have free network service, and more and more Town & cities provide free access to the net in public areas - If not I can use my phone to provide wireless internet - to about 12-15 Mb/s which is usable for general work
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03 Apr 2017   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm retired. I don't need have 24/7 access other than at home nor do I have to be available 24/7. Not to mention I don't want either. It's my time; I'll determine how it gets used.

I do take a notebook with me when I travel but it gets used only when I'm at where I'm staying.
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03 Apr 2017   #30
Brian60077

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I just got an Elitebook 8460p that is running windows 7 pro 64 bit and suprisingly so far it seems to work very nicely.... now if only I can get it to allow me to install my digital ham radio driver so I can program my radio with it that would be very nice. I have a windows 10 laptop that I upgraded from windows 7 home that lets me program the radio so must be something on how the driver is made for it..... it is really strange though.
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