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Windows 7: Windows 7 not as popular as I thought...

29 Jun 2010   #51
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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That is because so many offices,company's and bussinesses are still using XP, stuck in the past with an old Op system and old outdated software is the reason why. Not to mention the cost of upgrading all those old systems and software to work with Windows 7 is considerable. These things take time and money so the transition to Windows 7 is slow.
And cash-strapped companies will take even longer to upgrade to Seven/get rid of their old inhouse/bespoke software/upgrade all the PC's to cope with WIN 7 Xtra CPU/memory needs etc (in this World recession.)

Most are just trying to survive @ the moment! The software isn't really "outdated" if it works efficiently, correctly and with uber-low amount of crashes/system callouts.

Bet you M/soft have to extend XP SP3 security updates/support way past 2014!


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29 Jun 2010   #52
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I've always thought that stuff like that didn't apply to personal use, and I'm glad MS agrees. Maybe Technet is in my future after all!
I was quite shocked when I got that response from Microsoft. I truly believed they would have set me straight when I called. I even started a thread here to let everybody else know my findings: TechNet "is" ok for use on home computers

Personally, I won't buy another retail or OEM copy of a Microsoft product again since they are so liberal with their use of Technet for my own home and personal use. When I built my machine in July of 2009...I got an OEM copy of Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit for $179 with a free upgrade to Windows 7. Well, that's only $20 less than the Technet standard subscription these days which would have given me a whole lot more for a lot less. And the real kicker is that I attended "The New Efficiency" launch event and got a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (retail)...which is what I actually used. So, my $179 copy of Vista and the free Win7 upgrade are still wrapped and unused on the shelf
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29 Jun 2010   #53
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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Most of the issues here have already been covered many times, but I guess I'll a bit regarding upgrading.

I give you an example. I have a Pentium III machine running Win2K since about the year 2000. The maintenance cost over 10 years - once I added a hard drive, so about $100. It runs the same software as several years ago and it does that as well as when it was purchased. Is there any need to upgrade? NO!
That assumes that you don't want to do anything that was invented after around the year 2000. Not to mention the argument isn't really sound because you admit around the end of your post that you have another machine with Windows 7, so obviously you wouldn't need to upgrade the old PC if you also have a new PC.
What I mean is that when I have a new task that cannot be performed by the old PC, I buy a new one. My Pentium III is perfectly capable of surfing the net, good for reading email, typing texts and so on. In fact, I do have some old piece of software there that I really need and it works great.

Now, editing HD video is rather beyond its capabilities, when I decided I want to do that, I bought a new machine.

But most importantly - I bought a new machine, not the new OS per se. I see no reason to upgrade the OS on the old machine. The new inventions will not run there really, they need new hardware, the OS upgrade will not really achieve anything. Besides, Windows 7 won't even run on PentiumIII, I think.


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Now imagine you're running a doctor's office. What you're running there is basically a patients database. Yes, it's complicated, yes it should be accessible from any terminal in the office, even at the same time and so on. But you've got it running. Do you want to upgrade it just because Microsoft came up with a new OS? NO!
You might want to upgrade though when the OS you're running becomes so old and outdated that no one you hire knows how to use it anymore.
Not the OS really, people do not use the OS as such, they use their apps. As far as launching apps, nothing has really changed since Windows 95: you double-click icons on your desktop, or click you quick launch bar, or go to the start menu. As a user, what else do you really need to know?

Now, if the OS becomes so old that it's no longer supported and now has gaping security holes - that's another matter, but this has not happened to Win2K yet, I'm still getting regular updates.
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29 Jun 2010   #54
periboob

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

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But I would love to water-board the guy who decided remove the Favorites pane (and toolbar) from Windows Explorer, and to push more "ribbons" on us vs. a user-configurable toolbar.
You might want to try Firefox Browser. It's the #1 independent browser, and it's free. I use it, and it works just fine.
Thanks, but that was Windows Explorer, not IE. I have used Firefox ever since that government security office suggested that it was safer than IE (5 years?).

I feel as if Microsoft is trying to stuff me into a box where they set the size and shape, and I am not going. I like having a configurable machine, that I can set up my way. I suspect that most of their customers will just follow the sheep-butt in front of them, but I like the side paths. And I like the old paths. I am likely older than Unifex--I still have a 200MHz Pentium Pro WindowsNT machine that works fine, mostly for backups.
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29 Jun 2010   #55
Jugador

XP pro
 
 

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Thanks, but that was Windows Explorer, not IE.
I always get those two mixed up. lol
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01 Jul 2010   #56
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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XPired .
When can we start accusing M/soft of being anti-GREEN by refusing to support 32bit computers anymore and forcing literally Millions of computers to be dumped!
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01 Jul 2010   #57
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

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XPired .
When can we start accusing M/soft of being anti-GREEN by refusing to support 32bit computers anymore and forcing literally Millions of computers to be dumped!
How is it, exactly, that Microsoft forces you to dump you old PC? By selling a new OS? Or by stopping developing the old one? So what should they do, stop working on new things just because lots of people still have old hardware?

By the same argument you could accuse Nokia and Sony and any other electronics manufacturer who produce new models of things that everyone already has. And what about books - so many trees destroyed for new books, and pamphlets, and ads. Gees, why don't we simply go to stone age - oh no, then we'll have to kill animals every day, that will violate their rights .
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01 Jul 2010   #58
neo101

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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XPired .
When can we start accusing M/soft of being anti-GREEN by refusing to support 32bit computers anymore and forcing literally Millions of computers to be dumped!
How is it, exactly, that Microsoft forces you to dump you old PC? By selling a new OS? Or by stopping developing the old one? So what should they do, stop working on new things just because lots of people still have old hardware?

By the same argument you could accuse Nokia and Sony and any other electronics manufacturer who produce new models of things that everyone already has. And what about books - so many trees destroyed for new books, and pamphlets, and ads. Gees, why don't we simply go to stone age - oh no, then we'll have to kill animals every day, that will violate their rights .
Trees are 'programmed' to regenerate thru sEEds or 'cuttings'!

The Earth is on auto-pilot!
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01 Jul 2010   #59
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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XPired .
When can we start accusing M/soft of being anti-GREEN by refusing to support 32bit computers anymore and forcing literally Millions of computers to be dumped!
How is it, exactly, that Microsoft forces you to dump you old PC? By selling a new OS? Or by stopping developing the old one? So what should they do, stop working on new things just because lots of people still have old hardware?

By the same argument you could accuse Nokia and Sony and any other electronics manufacturer who produce new models of things that everyone already has. And what about books - so many trees destroyed for new books, and pamphlets, and ads. Gees, why don't we simply go to stone age - oh no, then we'll have to kill animals every day, that will violate their rights .
+1. You're completely right. Unfortunately, waste is a by-product of human existence. The gas that people claim is causing the biggest environmental problems, and now want to label as a pollutant, is the very gas we breathe out, carbon dioxide.

Once 32-bit became prominent, 16-bit architecture (Windows 1.0 to 3.x) became obsolete. Once 64-bit becomes prominent, 32-bit will also become obsolete. And then once 128-bit becomes prominent, 64-bit will become obsolete. And I'll be loving every minute of it.
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01 Jul 2010   #60
Sbrideau

Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE
 
 

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I'm not sure that 7 will top XP. Reason: MS wants to release another OS in 3 years time.
That's an interesting point, considering XP's longevity compared to other MS OS's.
Yet before XP got out, there were new Windows OSes every few years.
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