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Windows 7: Windows 7's Unexpected 'Killer' Feature

04 Nov 2009   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post
Randall C Kennedy is a complete joke.

That's why we normally don't post his stuff on this site...


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04 Nov 2009   #12
Night Hawk

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

I wasn't favoring or discrediting any one author but came across this one at PC World when looking what news was seen for 7.
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04 Nov 2009   #13
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
I really enjoyed this:

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Given the same number of CPU cores, Windows 7 runs circles around both Windows Vista and Windows XP. In fact, the results aren't even close: In one multiprocess workflow test, Windows 7 outpaced Windows XP by 250 percent -- this on an eight-core (dual quad-core Xeon) HP Z800 workstation.
This is Windows 7's killer feature. It means that, as customers invest in new PC hardware, they'll be better positioned to reap the improvements in CPU, memory, and chip set performance by deploying Windows 7. It also means that sticking with Windows XP -- ostensibly because it is less bloated and performs better -- is a fool's errand.
Times have changed. The hardware landscape is much different than when Windows XP was on the drawing boards. Back then, the concept of a multicore CPU was still just that: a concept. Windows XP was designed for a world of single CPU desktops and the occasional two- or four-way (discrete CPUs, not cores) engineering workstation. It simply isn't smart enough to know how to leverage something as complex as a modern-day Core i7- or E5xxx-series Xeon processor.
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I wonder how the XP die hards will react?
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04 Nov 2009   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I wasn't favoring or discrediting any one author but came across this one at PC World when looking what news was seen for 7.
That's okay mate. I just remember that John didn't really want any link backs between him and this site.

Personally, I find R.C.K a riot
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04 Nov 2009   #15
Night Hawk

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

I guess I got stuck with the bad one this time!

The problem with a place like a large magazine's online site is the large volume of "contributers" where a few end up being....? less favorable?
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04 Nov 2009   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

I wouldn't worry about it mate
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04 Nov 2009   #17
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm only using about 32gb of data and that's with everything installed on my C: (Office Ultimate, Expression Suite 3)

Edit: Dang, I'm late.
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04 Nov 2009   #18
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
I'm only using about 32gb of data and that's with everything installed on my C: (Office Ultimate, Expression Suite 3)

Edit: Dang, I'm late.
So that's where my folder went!

That's about the size of just one folder around here! Try 134gb taken up after the clean install of 7 a week ago.
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05 Nov 2009   #19
bytebull

Windows 7 Premium Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
I really enjoyed this:

Quote:
Given the same number of CPU cores, Windows 7 runs circles around both Windows Vista and Windows XP. In fact, the results aren't even close: In one multiprocess workflow test, Windows 7 outpaced Windows XP by 250 percent -- this on an eight-core (dual quad-core Xeon) HP Z800 workstation.
This is Windows 7's killer feature. It means that, as customers invest in new PC hardware, they'll be better positioned to reap the improvements in CPU, memory, and chip set performance by deploying Windows 7. It also means that sticking with Windows XP -- ostensibly because it is less bloated and performs better -- is a fool's errand.
Times have changed. The hardware landscape is much different than when Windows XP was on the drawing boards. Back then, the concept of a multicore CPU was still just that: a concept. Windows XP was designed for a world of single CPU desktops and the occasional two- or four-way (discrete CPUs, not cores) engineering workstation. It simply isn't smart enough to know how to leverage something as complex as a modern-day Core i7- or E5xxx-series Xeon processor.
I wonder how the XP die hards will react?
They will be glad they waited for 7 ... and didn't fall into the Vista trap.
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05 Nov 2009   #20
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
I'm only using about 32gb of data and that's with everything installed on my C: (Office Ultimate, Expression Suite 3)

Edit: Dang, I'm late.
So that's where my folder went!

That's about the size of just one folder around here! Try 134gb taken up after the clean install of 7 a week ago.
I normally use about 13GB of disc space on my laptop (Windows + Office + ETC)

I can see you guys shuddering as you read this
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