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Windows 7: Slow Death for Windows Vista - Packaged Software End of Sales Reached

06 Dec 2010   #31
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ambidav View Post
Does anyone think vista will ever get another service pack?
Mainstream support for Vista doesn't end until 2012, so it's conceivable that it could get SP3.


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06 Dec 2010   #32
wilywombat

win7
 
 

I have tried early Vista personally and did not like or get on with it so went back to XP and didn't re-install Vista. I'm sure there are lots like me who did not want to go through the Vista experience again and just waited for 7 to appear. As we can see from the figures, 7 has become a helluva lot more popular than Vista ever was, I think probably due to the beta test releases giving it a lot of free publicity and also a wider base of testers and opinion givers. (Yeah, Windows ME definitely sucked!!)
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06 Dec 2010   #33
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

I installed Vista 3 years ago on an XP machine and I've never went back to XP
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06 Dec 2010   #34
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Maybe I should have given it a chance, but there must have been compelling arguement for why so many companies did not move over to it?
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06 Dec 2010   #35
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilywombat View Post
Maybe I should have given it a chance, but there must have been compelling arguement for why so many companies did not move over to it?
Vista was not as bad as many people said, companies probably had old hardware designed for XP
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06 Dec 2010   #36
wilywombat

win7
 
 

I guess not a lot of companies can dance to the MS " You'll need to have this spec hardware to run our new OS" tune every time Uncle Bill releases a spanky new system!
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06 Dec 2010   #37
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I think Vista is not bad at all. Its underrated. Perhaps I would recommend Windows 7 over it but its better than XP.

Its visual things, if you had the right hardware is not a problem at all and many people (XP users) find the UAC a strange module and think oh.. its a pain without learning to disable it anyway if that is the case. All this negative propaganda damaged its reputation as well. But I had more problems with XP than Vista. If you tweak it right, its so much better than XP.

The only thing that sets it down for me is that its a resource hog when it comes to restore points, there is no slider that can allocate it other than 15% of the disk space. You have to use that tricky command line thing so that you can make a custom space allocation for restore points other than 15%.
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06 Dec 2010   #38
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

I still use Vista for everything. Dad came home with a Windows 7 DVD one day, and I said that I didn't want it, and he could have it! I loved Vista, and I still do!
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07 Dec 2010   #39
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

It's nice to see a reasonable discussion on the OS subject.

If you like XP, use it.

If you like Vista, use it.

If you like Windows 7, use it.


I have nothing against any OS, some preferences but nothing against them.
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07 Dec 2010   #40
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

The fact that ReadyBoost works on 7 is great. Vista, not so well. R.B. works quite well on my overburdened laptop.

Also I don't think I can ever live without the Snap-To feature from this point on, as well as the accessible/selectable Thumbnail previews. Multi-tasking with 7 is SOOO much better than with the older OS's

Just my opinion.

Still like Vista, LOVE 7
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