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Windows 7: Windows 7 Will Never Outshine Vista

13 May 2009   #1
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
Windows 7 Will Never Outshine Vista

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The Windows PC is no longer the only game in town, and for that we can thank Vista. Significant indeed.
Windows 7 Will Never Outshine Vista - Business Center - PC World


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13 May 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That's interesting SIW2. Vista had an impact.....it is what it is.

MS probably thought...."the hardware is getting more powerful...they won't even notice how resource hungry Vista is" but failed to look at the big picture. Too bad. I've liked Vista.....I still like it....but it will run on a secondary, backup machine and fade away.
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14 May 2009   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Meh. After trying 7, I realized Vista = ME and discarded it. The lessons that Vista provided MS are important and will be important as our computers become smaller and more portable.
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14 May 2009   #4
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I installed Vista x64 when it came out and I had a few issues at first but most of them were my own fault.
Over time, and certainly since Sp1, it's become a great operating system and I still love it and await Sp2.
That said I'm liking W7 x64 very much. It's certainly "snappy" etc.
Vista is more lavish imho and I think I'll continue using it until I've got a good reason not to.
I still game in Vista for example.
This article is interesting but it's got the twisted logic of political spin.
So Vista was the last big OS and it's done us all a favour by being so bad that we all suddenly started looking at Linux and online apps?
Surely we'd have done that anyway.

Cheers, John
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14 May 2009   #5
Dragor1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) dual boot with Fedora KDE
 
 

For me, Vista was a solid OS while it ran. I had no compatibility issues since I had XP dual booted and no driver issues as well. The only grudge was that it was very resource hungry, even without the eyecandy!

Enter Windows 7 and I feel like I am running XP with a Vista skin on it!
Maybe if MS had tried to beta test Vista better and held on instead of rushing to launch Vista, they would've seen its shortcomings. Instead, they learnt it the hard way.
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14 May 2009   #6
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Meh. After trying 7, I realized Vista = ME and discarded it. The lessons that Vista provided MS are important and will be important as our computers become smaller and more portable.
ditto. even as an RC i think 7 blows vista out of the water.
wasn't ME only out for like 4 days ....
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14 May 2009   #7
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragor1 View Post
For me, Vista was a solid OS while it ran. I had no compatibility issues since I had XP dual booted and no driver issues as well. The only grudge was that it was very resource hungry, even without the eyecandy!
How is having a dual boot of Vista and XP having no compatibility issues? Simply run the older programs on XP.
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14 May 2009   #8
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Me too never had any of the problems that were being reported with vista. Even pre sp1 I never had any issues and found it to be quite solid. How it came about to get so much stick is still a mystery too me.

Like most computer problems it is easier to blame the operating system than to actually think you as a user have caused your them.

What me? No I'm a technical genius, it's the operating systems fault!

It's the same as most of the problems being reported with Seven now, people wouldn't dare think they have caused their own problems and instead blame Microsoft.
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14 May 2009   #9
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

i know when i break stuff .... it's usually fatal ...

i wouldnt go as far as to say Vista was totally garbage, just that there was a TON of useless features built in resulting in most everyone who used it to upgrade their systems.
Xp is way more of shinning beacon than vista will ever be.
vista has only been out for ~3, and is already being replaced. XP has had an 8 year run, and will more than likely stick around for a few more.
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14 May 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I wonder just how many companies adopted Vista, and in 2 years time how many will be adopting Windows 7. I bet a lot more will be moving to Windows 7.
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