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Windows 7: Who Designed Windows 7?

View Poll Results: Do you believe that children helped design Windows 7?
Yes. 13 24.53%
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27 Dec 2009   #1
Ozirus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Who Designed Windows 7?

When I compare Windows 7 to Vista, I can't help but wonder who the target audience was.

Windows 7 looks like it was designed for people ages 4-16. Alot of cartoon wallpapers, and stuff like that.

I may not be a child, but I like it! Finally a Microsoft OS with a Nice Looking default wallpaper!


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27 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ozirus View Post
When I compare Windows 7 to Vista, I can't help but wonder who the target audience was.

Windows 7 looks like it was designed for people ages 4-16. Alot of cartoon wallpapers, and stuff like that.

I may not be a child, but I like it! Finally a Microsoft OS with a Nice Looking default wallpaper!
Well, we know it was not designed for the middle age group or the seniors. It was designed for those with the money and desire to purchase. I would say 12-35 year old crowd.
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27 Dec 2009   #3
cloud8521

 

what frigging child has a few hundred lieing around and decides not to get windows 7?!
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27 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

Hardly. There is a collection of 84 Win7 national edition backgrounds which are a popular download on the web. I install them as a slideshow on my Win7 installs.

These are perhaps the most magnificent pictures ever taken.

I think I once caught a glimpse of the cartoon wallpapers you speak of. They are hardly representative of the wallpapers, much less the Win7 O.S. which IMO is the greatest invention since the computer.

Samples:

Who Designed Windows 7?-pics.png


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27 Dec 2009   #5
Avenger20

Windows 7 X64
 
 

i was going to say pricewise windows 7 is cheap then i realized thats only because i got the OEM version, so i agree what kind of teen has a near $300 to get windows 7? I think it was just made the way it is to look cleaner and more user friendly (even though it isnt at times)
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27 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

I got the distinct feeling that they did the airy blue loading screen with hummingbird to appeal more to women.

Downright ethereal.
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27 Dec 2009   #7
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I don't know about that, the loading screen is not something I see anyway so the look of it doesn't bother me, blue is more my husbands favourite colour anyway not mine.

If it had been red or something fiery or even the colours of nature then I might have taken more notice
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27 Dec 2009   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dozzie80 View Post
i was going to say pricewise windows 7 is cheap then i realized thats only because i got the OEM version, so i agree what kind of teen has a near $300 to get windows 7? I think it was just made the way it is to look cleaner and more user friendly (even though it isnt at times)
I have yet to figure out what target group would need the full $300 version. ==

1) If you buy a new computer, the OS is installed.

2) If you build a computer, you buy the OEM.

3) If you have a Windows OS on your system, you buy the Upgrade.

Who buys the full version???
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27 Dec 2009   #9
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ozirus View Post
Who Designed Windows 7?
Someone who used to work for Steve Jobs?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dozzie80 View Post
i was going to say pricewise windows 7 is cheap then i realized thats only because i got the OEM version, so i agree what kind of teen has a near $300 to get windows 7?
$300 for what, Ultimate? Teenagers don't need bitlocker or domain facilities, and most don't speak 35 languages either, and since anyone can dual boot with XP then there's no need for professional come to that...

It's only ten times the price of Snow Leopard...
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27 Dec 2009   #10
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

I'm a senior so I value functionality over really pretty. And I do pity the poor teenagers for not having enough money to buy Windows7. I wonder who buys Wii, XBox, and $200 sneakers? I'm just an old guy but even I had enough sense to pick the version of Windows7 that meets my needs and it sure didn't cost $200.
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