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Windows 7: Ballmer: Windows 7 sells twice as fast as past ....

20 Nov 2009   #11
Night Hawk

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For XP it actually took SP3 there to really see the amount of fixes needed to keep up with the newer hardwares and programs as well. The move to NTFS over the older Fat based Legacy versions was an improvement in security as well while XP has been in common use longer then other versions leading to large amount of malwares it remains vulnerable to.

When Win7User512 was mentioning people needed something lighter and faster then what was seen with Vista I can pass along some news on 7's performance when fully loaded up with programs over what had been seen with XP and have some good news to pass along here that 7 manages where XP didn't.

I soft of still miss the Classic Windows theme in some ways last seen with Vista but will somehow manage!


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21 Nov 2009   #12
catilley1092

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As one of those who bought it, I'm glad that Win 7 is selling fast. I skipped Vista, having been a XP Pro user since 2002. I still dual boot Win 2K Pro & XP Pro on my laptops, and XP Pro SP3 still is full of life. Microsoft is still going to support it until 2014. And even Win 2K Pro isn't dead yet, being under support until early next year, but I seldom use it anymore. But nothing that I've used beats Windows 7. And the deals are on, there will certainly be many laptops bought for Christmas this year. Wal Mart has announced that a HP laptop that sells for around $600 will be on sale for $298 on Black Friday. You can't beat that for HP quality. Yes, Windows 7 is going to convert a lot of XP users.
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21 Nov 2009   #13
Night Hawk

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Walmart just had a one day sale in their consumer electronics section about a week ago! Black Friday generally comes in December there for last minute clearances in order to generate the most business before the new year when everything generally comes to a stand still. One HP model was marked down to the $298.99 price for that day only.

The catch there was 7's new release and a means to generate more sales by Walmart a month early especially with the slower economy overall. Looking for a new monitor? Try Staples or one of the other office supply stores when they have a weekly special on select lcds.
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21 Nov 2009   #14
chuckr

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Walmart just had a one day sale in their consumer electronics section about a week ago! Black Friday generally comes in December there for last minute clearances in order to generate the most business before the new year when everything generally comes to a stand still. One HP model was marked down to the $298.99 price for that day only.

The catch there was 7's new release and a means to generate more sales by Walmart a month early especially with the slower economy overall. Looking for a new monitor? Try Staples or one of the other office supply stores when they have a weekly special on select lcds.
Office Max has 100 pack Memorex CDs for $14.99...

Grabbed some for 'Live-CD' boot-isos...

100 pack Memorex DVDs seemed good pricing too...
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21 Nov 2009   #15
Night Hawk

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The option for burning a startup repair disk is now seen as an option in 7 rather then the need to handle the original dvd if needed or when having bought 7 RTM electronically from MS direct without backup media. It never hurts to have a bulk pack of blank media to cover bad burns or bad disks as well.
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