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Windows 7: What should we do after January 2020

29 May 2019   #41
Miguel Castillo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Another option for those who wants have a windows environment and dislike another option like linux there is a ReactOS right now in development but it worth support them the last update 0.4.11 can run Blender 2.57b ,Quicktime Player 7.7.9 and Evernote 5.8.3


Maybe after tree years when we have to change windows 7 we have a real option with ReactOS, but I insist that if we want it new situation become real we have to support them.


Here you have a new about this OS


ReactOS 0.4.11 makes great strides towards running Windows apps without the Windows • The Register


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29 May 2019   #42
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Looks interesting:

DistroWatch.com: ReactOS
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31 May 2019   #43
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

React OS is a long way from being usable. It's not even in Beta (and hasn't been for several years). Linux is a much better choice at present, with years of development, and numerous versions to try. One is sure to fit your needs. If you want to stay with Windows bad enough to use an OS designed to exactly mimic it, you should just stay with Windows. Linux does not try to be Windows, and so is not constrained by the need to look like Windows, work like Windows etc.
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06 Jun 2019   #44
Miguel Castillo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
React OS is a long way from being usable. It's not even in Beta (and hasn't been for several years). Linux is a much better choice at present, with years of development, and numerous versions to try. One is sure to fit your needs. If you want to stay with Windows bad enough to use an OS designed to exactly mimic it, you should just stay with Windows. Linux does not try to be Windows, and so is not constrained by the need to look like Windows, work like Windows etc.

Do you know that windows 10 and all anterior windows versions have as a base windows 2000? maybe ReactOS is much closer that anybody can think about.


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06 Jun 2019   #45
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miguel Castillo View Post
Another option for those who wants have a windows environment and dislike another option like linux there is a ReactOS right now in development but it worth support them the last update 0.4.11 can run Blender 2.57b ,Quicktime Player 7.7.9 and Evernote 5.8.3


Maybe after tree years when we have to change windows 7 we have a real option with ReactOS, but I insist that if we want it new situation become real we have to support them.


Here you have a new about this OS


ReactOS 0.4.11 makes great strides towards running Windows apps without the Windows The Register
ReactOS has been under development for several years and still isn't close to being a full time replacement for Windows yet and I seriously doubt it will be ready by 01/14/2020.

Linux still remains the best alternative but, for people used to using Windows, the transition will be a huge shock since Linux is not just another Windows; it works completely differently and has to be used completely differently.
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06 Jun 2019   #46
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

Linux still remains the best alternative but, for people used to using Windows, the transition will be a huge shock since Linux is not just another Windows; it works completely differently and has to be used completely differently.
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07 Jun 2019   #47
Miguel Castillo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
ReactOS has been under development for several years and still isn't close to being a full time replacement for Windows yet and I seriously doubt it will be ready by 01/14/2020.

Linux still remains the best alternative but, for people used to using Windows, the transition will be a huge shock since Linux is not just another Windows; it works completely differently and has to be used completely differently.

Yes Linux is a good alternative for those who wants linux but I don't want Linux I want a windows or similar solution, ReactOS is the only alternative nowdays, maybe ReactOS don't be ready by 01/14/2020 but I plan stay with windows 7 for long long time after 1/14/2020.


Best.
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07 Jun 2019   #48
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miguel Castillo View Post
Yes Linux is a good alternative for those who wants linux but I don't want Linux I want a windows or similar solution, ReactOS is the only alternative nowdays, maybe ReactOS don't be ready by 01/14/2020 but I plan stay with windows 7 for long long time after 1/14/2020.


Best.
Well, I can pretty much guarantee Windows isn't going to get any better. The only way you will be able to get away from the problems of Windows, including the ones Win 7 is already being plagued with, is to ditch it entirely, leaving MacOS and one of the flavors of Linux to be the only options (and MacOS has been having its own share of problems).

ReactOS is not going to be an option; they have been working on it for several years and it is still nowhere near ready for prime time.

Linux Mint Cinnamon is probably the best Linux distro for current Windows users. It has a desktop that is most like Windows and is complete when installed so getting up and running is far easier for most Windows refugees than other flavors of Linux. I'm dreading the change over but it will be well worth it to be rid of the horror windows has become under Ballsmore (sic) and Nutella (sic).
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07 Jun 2019   #49
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

When win 10 was announced in 2015 I joined the Insiders program and also Windows 10 Help Forums.
As I didn't like Win 10 (I do have a HDD with Win 10 Pro with v1903), I remain using Win 7 HP as my main OS (also have Lubuntu on another partition)
On last Monday I logged into tenforums.com to see what are the main problems facing Win 10 users.
I was astonished to find so many problems related to Win 10 "bugs".
Can imagine those who needs windows to daily work facing problems just because M$ didn't do their homework.
And when those "bugs" are patched and fixed, Win 10 updates to a new version that brings new "bugs".
That may explain why, even with the free "upgrade" 35% of all computers still remain running win 7. (win 10 has now 45%)
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4 Weeks Ago   #50
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Re: Linux: Zorin 15 was released recently. I have been using it for a about a week and am extremely impressed. It is fast, appears to be stable and is simply gorgeous. I would say it could well be the best option for those who want a system that is very similar to Windows 7. It comes with Evolution email, which looks and works like Outlook. I would definitely encourage anyone interested in Linux to take a look at it.
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