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Windows 7: Windows 8 starts to come into focus

05 Jul 2009   #21
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gordan View Post
Windows 8 will better than 7 or ?? What do you think mates
i would sure hope so. i wouldn't want to see windows make un-progress. that would just be madness.




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05 Jul 2009   #22
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I could be wrong, but I think Windows 7 is going to have a longer lifespan than Vista. Probably as long as XP's, maybe even longer. If people like Windows 7 as much as the testers have, MS will have no reason to push out other OS ASAP.
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05 Jul 2009   #23
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I could be wrong, but I think Windows 7 is going to have a longer lifespan than Vista. Probably as long as XP's, maybe even longer. If people like Windows 7 as much as the testers have, MS will have no reason to push out other OS ASAP.
Very possibly. Which makes sense if Eight is still 4 or 5 years away.

~Lordbob
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05 Jul 2009   #24
wguimb

 

A lot of excellent points made here. I agree with those that say Windows 7 will have a long life much like XP. The world will be very impressed with 7. As they say, you ain't seen nothing yet.

On the subject of Windows 8, they have a long way to go but I suspect that some folks are testing pre-alpha builds today. This is the time to tell Microsoft what you would expect to have in this future OS. They'll probably ignore most of what we suggest but what the heck, it least we can try. The folks at Geeksmack have compiled a decent list so far if you want to check it out. I guess we need to get one started here too.

PS. I am not necessarily promoting another forum, it is just pertinent to this discussion.
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05 Jul 2009   #25
dew1

windows 7
 
 



the seem

This news is not true
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05 Jul 2009   #26
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

XP = Vista (oh my god), 98se = Mil (oh my god), Win 7 = Win 8 (OH. . . .)
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05 Jul 2009   #27
wguimb

 

@dew1 - I am trying figure out what your post means. I have Connect and I'm in the Ecosystem program. (I am on Technet and Partner access). That screen on Connect has been there for many days. What does that have to with conjecture about Windows 8?
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05 Jul 2009   #28
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Why is MS releasing OSes like machine gun fire? Once you get 7, there's 8. Once you buy 8, there's 9. I think people were fine when they still had 5, even though it wasn't as fresh after a 5 year run. 6 was really a flop, according to some people.

It's just like Apple. Release 1g the first day, then a month later there's the 3g.

Upgrading OSes is a pain too. People claim you should do a clean install. However, what if you want to keep your settings? Well, you can, however a install over a current installation of an OS can result in performance decreases, errors, etc.

Maybe MS should sell upgrade packs .... you want this feature, you buy it and install it. You want DX10, you buy it and install it. You want aero, buy it. You want instant search, buy it.
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05 Jul 2009   #29
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

TechOutsider,

Well, you could just by pass Win 7 and wait for 8. Remember just because there is an update to an operating system you don't have to update. Or if you want to keep your old settings you can dual boot then you have the best of both old and new.

Also, as a Mac user since OS 6.2 (Mac Plus) days it seems that I am always waiting for the next update, it has become an addiction. . ."Yes I am an Addict."
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05 Jul 2009   #30
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
Why is MS releasing OSes like machine gun fire? Once you get 7, there's 8. Once you buy 8, there's 9. I think people were fine when they still had 5, even though it wasn't as fresh after a 5 year run. 6 was really a flop, according to some people.

It's just like Apple. Release 1g the first day, then a month later there's the 3g.

Upgrading OSes is a pain too. People claim you should do a clean install. However, what if you want to keep your settings? Well, you can, however a install over a current installation of an OS can result in performance decreases, errors, etc.

Maybe MS should sell upgrade packs .... you want this feature, you buy it and install it. You want DX10, you buy it and install it. You want aero, buy it. You want instant search, buy it.
Again, the cycle is 3 - 5 years. That is a long time! What if you had the same exact clothing for that long? Boring right? You want a change.

And I believe they thought of that, but turned it down. In the long run, that would be a lot harder.

~Lordbob
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