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Windows 7: Windows 7 powering 21% of corporate desktops; XP still at 60%

18 Jul 2011   #31
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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That is actually very interesting. I always thought that Apple would at least have 20%.
HAHAHAHA! Apple?! For the price of ONE imac, you can get at least three client puters. Or maybe a decent server.
Yes well I personally hate apple and I wouldn't buy it if it was $100. But I have lots of friends who prefer MAC over PC.

In my understanding, MAC just makes life a little easier for a few people. I played around with it and I would never buy it, it makes my life harder.
Actually, a cheaper alternative would just be using a ubuntu Live CD and trying it out from there since the mac os is essentially ubuntu with different branding and apple's iCrapware.

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19 Jul 2011   #32

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
XP (actually based on Windows 2003 which was the core of the XP system) was probably a pinnacle in "Classical" OS'es as we know them. These are large OS'es with code built in for I/O etc etc rather than relying on API's to load and call external device modules.

XP had to support almost every known piece of hardware on the planet which it did magnificently and run efficiently on old computer gear that these days would be considered "Dinosaur Technology".

XP and better W2003 were for their time VERY efficient OS'es -- my still running W2K3 Server can still beat even a well tuned W7 system for most tasks !!!!.

I'll be that even the much maligned VISTA would have run more or less OK on todays 4 Core fast CPU's and 4 - 16 GB computers.

Nowdays as we all know manufacturing has radically changed leaving only a few players making significant hardware so the amount of drivers etc that have to be written for Windows is much less -- even "branded" makes use essentially the same chips from 2 or 3 sources.

The devices themselves also are smarter etc so W7 can concentrate on the kernel rather than all the I/O devices attached to it.

I expect the next generation of OS to actually be much smaller than W7 -- probably more like most Linux systems where the kernel is essentially small and compact with device "modules" being called to supply the I/O functions.

XP is STILL useful because a lot of manufacturers of those older perfectly serviceable legacy devices have gone out of business or don't support the hardware any more. Running on a VM gets round the problem in most cases but sometimes you still actually NEED a physical XP machine.

It will be MANY MANY years yet before you can finally say a real farewell to XP.

(Incidentally I still know some businesses who have a few Windows 2000 machines lying around --that still works too and I'll bet that 99% of people using OFFICE probably could use still Office 2000 without missing anything in newer versions).

I still use an XP VM daily and cant see it going any time soon.

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19 Jul 2011   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64/Ubuntu 11

Disagreeable Jimbo, It's only nice for VMs (for testing and other stuff).
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19 Jul 2011   #34

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)

I'v noticed that people in my city are more now switching to Windows 7 (like my school) while some places still operate Windows Xp which is for the past.

Windows Vista is just.. awful and slow. (I am writing this on a Vista Laptop. -_-) I do wish that in the future I will have a great desktop with whatever good Windows OS there is as well as dual booting with the good ol' Mac OS ? or something similar.

Windows XP once updates and security patches end, I'm sure people will start to move then.

Oh and the Windows Vista Laptop is runing Intel Core 2 duo processor, 3gb of ram. -_- Still awful.
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 Windows 7 powering 21% of corporate desktops; XP still at 60%

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