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Windows 7: Windows 7: Four reasons to upgrade, four reasons to st

06 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
Windows 7: Four reasons to upgrade, four reasons to st

Opinion: Microsoft's new OS offers the best of upgrading, the worst of upgrading

The release of Windows 7 to manufacturing begins a tale of two operating systems: the one you want and the one you don't. It is packed with improvements and cool stuff, but it still carries a whiff of Vista that may put XP diehards off. That said, people who have gotten used to Vista will enjoy the fact that Windows 7 looks the same but acts a whole lot better.

more: Windows 7: Four reasons to upgrade, four reasons to stay away

edit: This is an interesting read but it isn't "news". Could a mod or admin please move it appropriately?

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06 Aug 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04

Even after extensive testing of the various pre-release versions of Windows 7, I still don't know whether its virtues outweigh its pain points overall.
That guy is one lazy a$$ fool.

First: You have to spend some time and find out what version of Windows 7 to get. That's really hard, cause we don't have to make educated buying decisions like that every day. I'm so glad when I go to buy a car I just walk on to the lot and only get 1 choice, 1 price. Life is so simple. What a moron.

Second: You have to learn something new. Heaven forbid we have to learn something new.

Third: It's not necessarily faster. He goes on to quote that his creative suite applications don't seem to load any fast on his LAPTOP. I can just see him using the mouse pad to do some sort of image editing. Nobody buys Creative Suite for minor picture editing. He probably pirated it... On top of that, loading an application for the first time is heavily I/O bound. Your hard drive is just as fast no matter what OS you have on it moron.

Fourth: Microsoft is keeping XP around as a stand in. WTF, this guy is an idiot, they offered it to people so they could still use their ghetto old apps with their computer and not be forced to stick with an outdated and insecure OS forever.

Those are his four reasons that would stop someone from going to a far superior OS? Someone needs to go fubar this guy...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

There's a Starter Edition for netbooks, two Home versions (Home Basic and Home Premium), plus a Professional, an Enterprise and an Ultimate edition. (There has been some confusion about whether there will be different versions for the European Union to comply with EU regulations; the latest from Microsoft appears to be that the EU will receive the same versions as elsewhere.) And, of course, most of these are available in both full versions and lower-priced upgrade versions for people with licensed retail copies of Windows 2000, XP or Vista.
Do you realize he wrote this TWO DAYS AGO?!?!?!?
Awwww.... I had this really great bash all written out, until I realized he was right....

Anyways. I have his reason to upgrade right here: SECURITY.
He probably still uses IE6 too, because he doesn't want to learn how to use IE7.

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