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Windows 7: Windows 7 Will Kill XP

21 Dec 2009   #11
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryan2320 View Post
I sure hope so!, I loved XP when it came out in 2001 (8 years ago!!) That's almost a decade!
To me Windows 7 is the next Windows XP it is here to stay...
While I will be glad to see Windows 7 killing off XP, I don't want Windows 7 to become another XP. Windows 8 should be designed keeping that in mind.


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21 Dec 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 don't think anyone wants 7 to become another one of those! At this point that would be highly doubtful to start since MS seems to be finally headed in the right direction. As a company they had to learn a few things from their customer base first in order to start making real progress!
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21 Dec 2009   #13
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I think that, when people compare Windows 7 with Windows XP, they think about the improvement that came after Win2k and a standard WinXP set over the years. I do think of it like that as well... Windows 7 is charging to be the next standard in PC operating systems. Just imagine, in 5-6 years when we get another version of Windows, it may once again be the case: Windows 7 is a standard in operating systems, Windows 8 is the new visual candy and new features, enhancements etc.
I'm only looking at the bright side of the OS revolution that happened in 2001, and the failed one that should have been with the release of Vista. There is not a single person on this earth that can deny that Vista was like a nuclear explosion of better visuals, new features and much MUCH more compared to XP, even with all it's downsides.
Looking at it in that way, I do hope that Windows 7 will become like XP. Besides, 7 has already proved to be much more safe, stable, reliable, easy to use etc. than XP so in that way it can never become another XP (at least I hope).

Microsoft really started to listen to it's customers and is trying it's best to deliver high quality products to our homes and businesses, and Windows 7 WILL prove to be a great blow to any other operating system, both from Microsoft and Apple, even Linux. At least I see it like that.
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21 Dec 2009   #14
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Good article, I just find it funny that some people are still running Windows 2000 and won't even move on to Windows XP! Windows 7 is the future though...

-Bill
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21 Dec 2009   #15
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Me, I dumped XP about a week after installing Windows Vista x64, which I got a month or so after it's official release.
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21 Dec 2009   #16
Night Hawk

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

If MS has reallly learned the lessons well from the ME flop and dissatisfaction many had with Vista you may be surprized later in 2012 with W8 being even more of a leap in some ways. Don't forget MS fell behind the advances in hardwares in the last several years considering the delays in Vista's eventual release about 2-3yrs. late?

Comparing XP to Vista is like comparing 95 to 98 with 98 having been the larger OS there in several ways with 98 initially seen as the slower version. 7 on the other hand when compared to the last versions is a large swing in a totally different direction then simply being a more flavored and glamourous appeal by being more of a performance hound! while becoming more user friendly at the same time as well as seeing the new features you would expect in each new version.

"Ok MS, thumbs up for 7! Now let's see what you can do over the next couple of years and ...! "
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21 Dec 2009   #17
naifla

windows 7 pro 32Bit
 
 

good news
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21 Dec 2009   #18
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Coincidentally:
- XP support had stopped this year (only extended support till 2014)
- XP is 8 years old
- due to Vista many people held onto their old OS for longer than needed, making many OS overdue to be replaced

MS contributed:
- W7 runs on same hardware as XP (unlike Vista)
- 8 years of progress
- much of modern hardware (SSD TRIM etc.), or even direct X 10 or 11 not supported in XP

what gets forgotten to mention, Vista will be killed by W7 too, probably sooner. XP may survive on some old hardware. I myself have a W7 desktop, a W7 laptop to use. And an XP laptop with broken display. since I'm too cheap to buy a new display I use it as my mediacenter to watch Netflix isntantly int he living room and for Karaoke, and use my TV as monitor. but if I did any actual work and I fixed the display, I'd switch to W7.

so it is a no-brainer for XP to die... when windows 8 comes out in 2012 or 2013 we will hear the same "news". I think W2000 extended support ends in 2010. This for sure will flash them out. On the other hand some people still have W98 (for some reason everyone with ME has switched already :-)

If MS really stick to a 3 year OS replacement plan and offers support/extended support for 5/10 years only (for home versions only 5 years at all), then XP will be the longest living OS ever. Everything else just will be too shortlived due to new replacements.
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21 Dec 2009   #19
Night Hawk

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

At this point if you are planning to buy a new system(premade obviously) 7 is the no brainer to start with.
Don't be surprized if Vista hangs on a bit longer then many think there by the way. In fact some running Vista now finding it more to their liking over what XP are somewhat reluctant to consider upgrading to 7! Vista is presently working for them the way it is.

Typically these are people not looking at things like frame rates and benchmarks in pc games but are perhaps using MS Office products or running only a few programs and the average check the mail and web surfing seen there. Those looking for how a version handles and things like usability are already going with 7 on the other hand.

In many vendor sites however you still see new prebuilds with Vista on them with some showing 7 upgradability. The novice first time buyer or those who lack experience in upgrades will look more at prices then the present OS installed.
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21 Dec 2009   #20
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
At this point if you are planning to buy a new system(premade obviously) 7 is the no brainer to start with.
Don't be surprized if Vista hangs on a bit longer then many think there by the way. In fact some running Vista now finding it more to their liking over what XP are somewhat reluctant to consider upgrading to 7! Vista is presently working for them the way it is.

Typically these are people not looking at things like frame rates and benchmarks in pc games but are perhaps using MS Office products or running only a few programs and the average check the mail and web surfing seen there. Those looking for how a version handles and things like usability are already going with 7 on the other hand.

In many vendor sites however you still see new prebuilds with Vista on them with some showing 7 upgradability. The novice first time buyer or those who lack experience in upgrades will look more at prices then the present OS installed.
To add many people wrote off Vista when it first came out...and for good reason as it was pretty bad...

Now with Vista on SP2...it is not only a viable system but a perfectly runnable one at that. Also think back to 2001 (a bit ago) and remember that XP wasn't the "so-called" perfect OS it is today: XP was rather horrible pre-SP2. Even if 7 is an improvement over Vista...that doesn't mean Vista isn't viable.

...and while I am stating facts here...7 is the only OS from the get-go that isn't in need of a SP1. The days of deployment post-SP1 is over: 7 is a great step forward.
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