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Windows 7: Retiring Windows 7 Anyone Else?

05 Dec 2009   #151
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
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Dual boot xp/7 cause I have two monitors and microsoft decided that individual user accounts don't require separate display settings...
Are you saying that two user accounts can't have dual displays with different resolutions per account? example, User 1 1680x1050 x2 and User 2 with 1440x900 x2?

If you are running LCD monitors, it's always best to run them at their native resolutions.
User 1, User 2

I have not been able to disable monitor 2 on User 2 without it being also disabled on User 1.


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05 Dec 2009   #152
veii

7 Ultimate 32Bit / Ubuntu 9.10 64Bit / 9.10 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
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I've retired Windows 7 on my ultra-portable laptop in favour of Ubuntu because I need better wireless performance with my "n" card and better battery life. (Also you can't exactly game on a 12.1" WXGA with an Intel 4500M!)

But the only reasons I can think of why I would retire it on my desktop are:

1. If it gave me ANY problems whatsoever over "Activation" on MY computer, with MY legally bought Win 7 Ultimate.

2. If I stop gaming (or go back to XBox360 ) because then I won't have any need/use for Windows.

3. If I get fed up of the non-free, closed and proprietary nature of the OS and the limitations that that brings.

4. If I get any nasty viruses despite using anti-virus software, 2 anti-spyware apps. and a standard user account, with a really strong password on the root account. (Not likely, I know.)

Mark.
Why would you presuppose you'd have issues activating it?? I did 5 installs and nary an issue.

Limitations? Like access to the preponderance of software for the vast majority of users??

Viruses? Sheesh, I've been using PC's since 1985, have 5 going between my wife and I, online all the time, and NO VIRUSES. Virus talk reminds me of the crap that Apple lovers bring up, to defend their choice in hardware. IF you have a decent virus program (many are FREE), you shouldn't be kept up nights worrying about problems that won't occur. Or are you visiting clandestine sites??? LOL! There are some corners of the 'net that deservedly provide all the viruses you'll ever "need".
Calm down. I wholeheartedly apologize if my personal opinions/thoughts/ideas offended you on a personal level. (I can't think of any other reason why you would be so defensive, unless your 12 years old, or your parents were killed by another OS and you swore revenge Batman style. )

As part of the healing process repeat after me: "It's just an operating system. It means nothing. It's just a tool."

Those are the only reasons I can think of why I personally would swap OSs again, it doesn't mean that I think they will all happen immediately. I am perfectly happy with Windows 7 on my desktop at the moment.

Activation issues? From the Windows website:

Quote:
When you make a significant hardware change to your computer, such as upgrading the hard disk and memory at the same time, you might be required to activate Windows again.
Limitations of closed source: Steve Hargadon: What Are the Limitations of Proprietary Software? I like to tinker.

Viruses: Did you see the (Not likely, I know.) at the end of the sentence? That means that it's not something I anticipate. Why does it offend people that there are no viruses in the wild for Linux and not many for Mac OS X? Also should I be scared to use the Internet just incase I run into one of these sites?

Anyway, please don't take this post to heart. Mark.
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05 Dec 2009   #153
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Bravo what goyta said.
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05 Dec 2009   #154
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I guess I’m too spoiled by XP ...
Spoiled by a dinasaur.
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05 Dec 2009   #155
dave1812

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
I've retired Windows 7 on my ultra-portable laptop in favour of Ubuntu because I need better wireless performance with my "n" card and better battery life. (Also you can't exactly game on a 12.1" WXGA with an Intel 4500M!)

But the only reasons I can think of why I would retire it on my desktop are:

1. If it gave me ANY problems whatsoever over "Activation" on MY computer, with MY legally bought Win 7 Ultimate.

2. If I stop gaming (or go back to XBox360 ) because then I won't have any need/use for Windows.

3. If I get fed up of the non-free, closed and proprietary nature of the OS and the limitations that that brings.

4. If I get any nasty viruses despite using anti-virus software, 2 anti-spyware apps. and a standard user account, with a really strong password on the root account. (Not likely, I know.)

Mark.
Why would you presuppose you'd have issues activating it?? I did 5 installs and nary an issue.

Limitations? Like access to the preponderance of software for the vast majority of users??

Viruses? Sheesh, I've been using PC's since 1985, have 5 going between my wife and I, online all the time, and NO VIRUSES. Virus talk reminds me of the crap that Apple lovers bring up, to defend their choice in hardware. IF you have a decent virus program (many are FREE), you shouldn't be kept up nights worrying about problems that won't occur. Or are you visiting clandestine sites??? LOL! There are some corners of the 'net that deservedly provide all the viruses you'll ever "need".
Calm down. I wholeheartedly apologize if my personal opinions/thoughts/ideas offended you on a personal level. (I can't think of any other reason why you would be so defensive, unless your 12 years old, or your parents were killed by another OS and you swore revenge Batman style. )

As part of the healing process repeat after me: "It's just an operating system. It means nothing. It's just a tool."

Those are the only reasons I can think of why I personally would swap OSs again, it doesn't mean that I think they will all happen immediately. I am perfectly happy with Windows 7 on my desktop at the moment.

Activation issues? From the Windows website:

Quote:
When you make a significant hardware change to your computer, such as upgrading the hard disk and memory at the same time, you might be required to activate Windows again.
Limitations of closed source: Steve Hargadon: What Are the Limitations of Proprietary Software? I like to tinker.

Viruses: Did you see the (Not likely, I know.) at the end of the sentence? That means that it's not something I anticipate. Why does it offend people that there are no viruses in the wild for Linux and not many for Mac OS X? Also should I be scared to use the Internet just incase I run into one of these sites?

Anyway, please don't take this post to heart. Mark.
You hardly needed to quote anything from the MS website to me. I'm familiar with that and more. Again, just WHY do you worry about activation issues? Did you grow up to be fearful of things that in all likelihood never occur?? I hope you don't live in California, because we just MIGHT fall into the ocean some day...
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05 Dec 2009   #156
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by veii View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post

Why would you presuppose you'd have issues activating it?? I did 5 installs and nary an issue.

Limitations? Like access to the preponderance of software for the vast majority of users??

Viruses? Sheesh, I've been using PC's since 1985, have 5 going between my wife and I, online all the time, and NO VIRUSES. Virus talk reminds me of the crap that Apple lovers bring up, to defend their choice in hardware. IF you have a decent virus program (many are FREE), you shouldn't be kept up nights worrying about problems that won't occur. Or are you visiting clandestine sites??? LOL! There are some corners of the 'net that deservedly provide all the viruses you'll ever "need".
Calm down. I wholeheartedly apologize if my personal opinions/thoughts/ideas offended you on a personal level. (I can't think of any other reason why you would be so defensive, unless your 12 years old, or your parents were killed by another OS and you swore revenge Batman style. )

As part of the healing process repeat after me: "It's just an operating system. It means nothing. It's just a tool."

Those are the only reasons I can think of why I personally would swap OSs again, it doesn't mean that I think they will all happen immediately. I am perfectly happy with Windows 7 on my desktop at the moment.

Activation issues? From the Windows website:

Quote:
When you make a significant hardware change to your computer, such as upgrading the hard disk and memory at the same time, you might be required to activate Windows again.
Limitations of closed source: Steve Hargadon: What Are the Limitations of Proprietary Software? I like to tinker.

Viruses: Did you see the (Not likely, I know.) at the end of the sentence? That means that it's not something I anticipate. Why does it offend people that there are no viruses in the wild for Linux and not many for Mac OS X? Also should I be scared to use the Internet just incase I run into one of these sites?

Anyway, please don't take this post to heart. Mark.
You hardly needed to quote anything from the MS website to me. I'm familiar with that and more. Again, just WHY do you worry about activation issues? Did you grow up to be fearful of things that in all likelihood never occur?? I hope you don't live in California, because we just MIGHT fall into the ocean some day...
I hear "Beach front" property in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas is selling nicely now for occupation within the next 50 years.

Cheers
jimbo
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05 Dec 2009   #157
Xzaviar

6@Win XP 1@Vista (1@Win 7 (Mine))
 
 
An Aside

Does anyone know what OS the server of this website is using?
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05 Dec 2009   #158
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The site runs windows server but I'm not sure about the version - I think it's 2008 or maybe now even 2008 R2
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05 Dec 2009   #159
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xzaviar View Post
Does anyone know what OS the server of this website is using?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The site runs windows server but I'm not sure about the version - I think it's 2008 or maybe now even 2008 R2
According to the HTTP headers, "Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5"
This server is either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 come with IIS 7.0 while the former is IIS 7.5. However, HTTP headers can be forged.
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06 Dec 2009   #160
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Oh my god, really? Are we arguing over who has a problem with the OS? ****, I hate MS too but I need it for games and at least will say Win7 is the best so far and I'm a linux man. **** why are you arguing!? So what, let him not like his Activation ****, just like I don't like many Win7 aspects. =P Don't get AnGrY!!!
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