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Windows 7: Windows 7 Turns 1 Tomorrow, SP1 in 2011, Windows 8 Nowhere to Be Seen

25 Oct 2010   #31
dajogejr

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

IMO...XP Gold was better than ME and 98 ever was...


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25 Oct 2010   #32
Night Hawk

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

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The flop is what resulted in MS rushing XP out to offer a new desktop version with too many bugs. Now almost a full 10yrs. old it took SP3 to turn XP into a somewhat working OS. Vista was delayed and saw it's release with lowered minimum requirements not accounting for those still running older hardwares and having limited system resources while being a more stable but "larger" version which got a bad rep.
What was wrong with XP SP2?
SP2 enabled some newer things at the time and made an improvement on the old version but was far from covering everything that needed to be fixed. Many have noted that once SP3 was on XP finally started becoming a working OS.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dajogejr View Post
IMO...XP Gold was better than ME and 98 ever was...
I skipped over ME into XP SP1 here and as far as comparing 98 and XP 98SE never saw any BSODs which XP is known for! Many preferred keeping 2000 or 2000 Pro running and skipped over XP into Vista and were quite satisfied.

As far as which version should be considered "Gold" we're finally running that now! 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7... all the way! "verdict: Not buggy!"
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25 Oct 2010   #33
dajogejr

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Many preferred keeping 2000 or 2000 Pro running and skipped over XP into Vista and were quite satisfied.
I could not disagree more. In a year 7 passed over Vista installs in use. A year.

There is no 2000 or 2000 pro. There is only 2000 Professional and it was a direct replacement of NT4.0.

It was better than NT, it was WAY better than ME and from my experience I'll say it was better than Vista too.

Just my opinion...and you're certainly entitled to yours!
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25 Oct 2010   #34
Night Hawk

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

Well the 2000 Pro was short for 2000 Professional just like XP Pro is short for XP Professional.

I know some that were reluctant about 7 at first and would have easily gone to Vista having bypassed XP entirely from having previously run 2000. They found Vista was a bit more stable and were concerned about any new version until having run 7 for a good period of time.

XP unfortunately was rushed there to recover from the ME flop leaving that with a lot of problems.
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25 Oct 2010   #35
dajogejr

7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

I'm well aware of that.
Re-read what you posted.

"Many preferred keeping 2000 or 2000 Pro"

I read that like two different OS's, like XP Pro and XP Home.
2000 was only one flavor...for desktop OS, and like usual several for server OS.
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25 Oct 2010   #36
Night Hawk

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

Many considered ME as 2000 simply since that was on the idea of a home version of the two separate versions released that year. The advantages 2000 Pro saw however was being able to replace the 9x family as well as NT 4.0 being an NT cored OS over the continuation of Fat.

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2000: Windows 2000 Professional



More than just the upgrade to Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows 2000 Professional was also designed to replace Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT Workstation 4.0 on all business desktops and laptops. Built on top of the proven Windows NT Workstation 4.0 code base, Windows 2000 added major improvements in reliability, ease of use, Internet compatibility, and support for mobile computing.
Among other improvements, Windows 2000 Professional simplified hardware installation by adding support for a wide variety of new Plug and Play hardware, including advanced networking and wireless products, USB devices, IEEE 1394 devices, and infrared devices.
Windows History: Windows Desktop Products History

But what I'm waiting for like others at this time is the RC release of the SP1 for 7 while the old version there has already seen it's day with 6 SPs.
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25 Oct 2010   #37
madtownidiot

 

I never liked windows 2000. I stuck with windows 98 SE until XP was released and even then, I didn't think much of XP prior to SP2. I never bothered with Vista after seeing its atrocious performance on the first vista machine I ever saw. I've used it more in the past year or so than any time before windows 7 was released, because it really isn't all that bad when it's installed to adequate hardware
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25 Oct 2010   #38
Night Hawk

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

One of the reasons I had to continue running XP until the 7 RCs were out was due to not being able to run several things on Vista until the 7 betas were just coming where one company "finally"! released a Vista update or the 64bit support was seen for running a newer version on the 64bit 7.

The one thing found with the two SPs for Vista while in beta was an easy install and easy to remove later once the final versions were out. I ran the SP2 beta straight up until the 7 RCs were already out at the time. Now to see if the RC goes on and runs that well for the 7 SP1.
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26 Oct 2010   #39
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm extremely happy with Windows 7 but I loved the pre RC period on this forum. At one point I was installing "leaked" beta builds every other day (or so it seemed)
It was a very exciting and happy time. Some members refrained from sleep for months!
Seems most people are agreed that 7 is fantastic and it's hard to think of improvements but I want that buzz again so bring on the betas of W8 I say
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