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Windows 7: Windows 8 Will Be the Beginning of the End for 7

16 Aug 2010   #31
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

True. There will always be a crowd of complainers because the fact is with such a large user base as Microsoft has, they can't please every single person. Additionally, there are almost always upgrade pains, 7 being a somewhat notable exception to the issue, but there are always some issues that happen and the general reluctance to upgrade initially. When XP came out, I remember many people telling me 98 SE was far better and faster and more compatible. They stuck to it until most programs required 2000 or XP.

I think that's what we'll slowly start seeing with XP. Microsoft is already going that direction in requiring Vista for Live Essentials V4 and hinted at it with Live Movie Maker initially in Live Essentials V3. As time goes on, the minimum requirement for programs will probably start becoming Vista with the Platform Update and XP will be completely phased out. Obviously that won't be this year but give it some more time and eventually, people will either have to upgrade or be forced to be left behind.


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16 Aug 2010   #32
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 775 Mike View Post
What will b n Windows 8 worth buying ??????????????
Give me your educated guess........
A dictionary.
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16 Aug 2010   #33
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

When is 8 supposed to come out?
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16 Aug 2010   #34
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
When is 8 supposed to come out?
Perhaps the same year Maya calendar says the earth will blow up.
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16 Aug 2010   #35
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I have no problem with MS releasing a new Windows every 3 years, as long as they standardize the core components of Windows like Apple has done with OS X. If MS is going to release a completely-changed-around, totally-reworked-from-the-ground-up version of Windows every 3 years, compatibility is going to become a nightmare and Windows will lose significant market share.
OK, this made me laugh. Standardize and Apple in the same sentence. You're joking, right. Apple doesn't have a clue what it means to be backwards compatible and maintaining standards.. You either upgrade to the latest OS or get left behind. It's amazing how much breaks after 2 versions. If you develop an app in 10.6, there is a very big possibility that it will have major problems running in 10.4. If I write an app in Win 7, I have no issues wondering if it will work in XP. Heck, I'm pretty sure it will run in Win 2k.

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16 Aug 2010   #36
ZXaeon

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
That's also why XP has had this long of extended life but will no longer being seeing anything new as far as updates. Commercial interests however see extended support until 2014.
Everyone has extended support for XP SP3 until 2014, not just businesses.

XP all the way for me. I have a fairly new machine and a fully licensed copy of Windows 7 but XP runs far better for me with many games, even the new ones. My newish sound card has issues with Vista and Win 7 and it isn't driver related nor is it faulty. It's also a very wide spread problem. Some of my games don't run properly or at all in Win 7, and like I said, even the newer ones run better for me in XP. No there is nothing wrong with my hardware or software.

So it is good that XP has got life left in it still. If Microsoft did it right to start with, it wouldn't be so bad. But now we have Vista and even Win 7 which just breaks so much, even a lot of newer and current stuff.
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16 Aug 2010   #37
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

All good things must come to an end. Let's just hope Windows 8 (or whatever they decide to call it) is even better.
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16 Aug 2010   #38
cristianer

Seven
 
 

I'm waiting for W8 !!
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16 Aug 2010   #39
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZXaeon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
That's also why XP has had this long of extended life but will no longer being seeing anything new as far as updates. Commercial interests however see extended support until 2014.
Everyone has extended support for XP SP3 until 2014, not just businesses.

XP all the way for me. I have a fairly new machine and a fully licensed copy of Windows 7 but XP runs far better for me with many games, even the new ones. My newish sound card has issues with Vista and Win 7 and it isn't driver related nor is it faulty. It's also a very wide spread problem. Some of my games don't run properly or at all in Win 7, and like I said, even the newer ones run better for me in XP. No there is nothing wrong with my hardware or software.

So it is good that XP has got life left in it still. If Microsoft did it right to start with, it wouldn't be so bad. But now we have Vista and even Win 7 which just breaks so much, even a lot of newer and current stuff.
How new is your fairly new machine? If it has 4+ GB of RAM, then you're wasting it by using XP since it'll see at max about 3.25 GB of that, depending on your video card. If a lot of your games don't run properly in 7, it's probably because they're old, but even then, I've run some fairly old games (around 2000-2001 release date) on 7 with little to no trouble.

And no, Vista and 7 do not "break so much, even a lot of newer and current stuff". I don't know where you got that idea.
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16 Aug 2010   #40
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Games not running well in 7? You have to be kidding me! I have older Legacy to XP compatible games running on the 64bit 7! In fact that is the one software area where only some exceptions simply wouldn't be found to run even on Vista meant to for XP but found to run on the 32bit 7 there.

Obviously for some things to run on the 64bit Windows a 64bit version will be required. Sadly it took 7 to actually start seeing more 64bit versions of things written. Games however typically fair better since they have to reach a larger audience across versions while desltop programs may be glued to one or two there.

As for extended support XP Pro not Home sees a degree of that until 2014 since businesses tend to be found running that edition. For 7 the Enterprise and Professional editions see the extended support last longer for those two editions and will eventually leave the Starter(naturally), Home Premium, and Ultimate editions behind for a bit until that supports ends.

(gee and I bought Ultimate to be dropped off sooner then... )
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