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Windows 7: Windows 7 Will Kill XP

22 Dec 2009   #31


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I <3 the title :3
Let's just hope that it will really be happening though.
i believe that the nails will be barbed, that way xp's coffin wont be opening up to give us zombie XP
Zombie XP= BartPE Disk for XP, that makes it almost exactly like 7.

Die-hard XP fans make their own support etc. (UNLIKELY)


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22 Dec 2009   #32

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

2014? I'm surprised they would support XP that long out.

I thought XP was the best OS by MS ever. I installed when it went gold, and re-installed only in 2006. It was fast and stable on my machine through SP2. Only when SP3 came out did I need a quick system restore, and never went there again.

I think Win 7 is a winner, but I'll hold off saying it's the best until more time has passed.
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22 Dec 2009   #33
Night Hawk

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

A lot will depend on how you run a machine as well as the OS installed on it. If you feed a machine garbage then that's how the machine will run! On the other hand if you maintain a system and not load it up with numerous ? not so well written programs that's where you start seeing problems.

Having come up through the dos/3.1 days until now and put 7 through a wide variety of tests my mind has already been set on which has shown itself to be the champion for the desktop. That's not to say I don't miss running some of the old dos/Win games in the 9x time frame either however.
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23 Dec 2009   #34

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

Yep. I'm trying my best to keep this machine lean, staying satisfied for example with MSE and WMP rather than third party ware.

I started using computers with an IBM PC jr; don't miss that. Don't miss Win 3.1 and the many general protection faults either (especially on work computers), but Win 95 was a breath of fresh air.
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23 Dec 2009   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows XP Pro, Back Track 3.1, Server 03, 08

Yeah that's what they said about ME edition to Windows 98 and Vista and we all know what happened after that. I don't think 7 will kill off XP.
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23 Dec 2009   #36
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64

nah Xp is god, most people thing a computer just means the machine with Xp on it and a Mac as an alternative, if it aint broke why fix it. And they wonder why people dont run out and buy seven its because people dont fully understand what operating systems are and why you need to update them.
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23 Dec 2009   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate

My main computer up to November 2009 is a XP Pro 32 bit svc pk 3 Desktop computer.

I purchased a new laptop in July 2009, came with Vista 64 bit with free upgrade to Win 7. Most of my applications ran on it. Some software is licensed only to that computer so I couldn't port that software over and most of that wouldn't run on Vista anyway more than likely.

I used my laptop 40% of the time compared to XP being used the most.

When I got my upgrade to Win 7 in November, I played around with the settings and features and tested my applications making sure they worked. Most loaded faster and I found productivity gains with various features of Win 7 like the Jump Lists and manipulation of application windows, speed of programs loading etc...

I purchased the Ultimate version of Win 7 and after porting work files and drives from XP to an external usb drive so I can easily work on either computer I went to work using Win 7. After a few weeks I noticed I never even turned on my XP computer that entire time so I unplugged it.

Blasphemy I thought as I unplugged the computer but the reality of it is that everything I could do in XP, I got MORE done quicker in Win 7. If I need something from the other computer I just turn it on and transport using one of my Flash Drives or do the work needed in XP then move over to Win 7 to finish rest of project.

I am with everyone that says XP is KING but for me the reality is that WIN 7 replaced my XP computer 99% of the time and I have my XP powered desktop completely unplugged from the wall outlet.

For most people, 90%+ of the people out there. They just want to do what it is they want to do. Easier, faster and with no hassle. Porting from XP to Win 7 is a big jump especially if you go from 32 bit to 64 bit. Existing software they have must work on it or be able to get update for it. For most part if it works in Vista it will work in Win 7. If it works in XP but not Vista then there is XP mode in Win 7 which works great, but the computer has to be able to support it with enough hardware power, RAM and so forth. Isn't total solution for 100% of the time but on my laptop when I am in XP mode I forget I am even inside Win 7 or that it is a virtualized version of XP. Everything I did before, works just fine all encompassed inside Win 7.

Your work style maybe different than mine but I use my computer to do things like
web design, multi-media design, watch streaming movies, writing, programming with installed testing environment LAMP situation without Linux, just Mysql, Apache, PHP, Perl, Python using vertrigo with customization. Win 7 loads this INSTANTLY, I mean there is NO delay from pressing application shortcut to up and running. HEAVY HEAVY HEAVY Multi-tasking and LOTS of windows open.

Win 7 handles all this much better than XP and I am able to navigate all the windows much much quicker and get to places I need to get to and project files I need to open and edit. Most of my time in XP I think was just spent hunting and finding things, even with all the 3rd party apps and customization I did to it. Was / Is HEAVILY Customized version of XP. I NEVER NEVER NEVER thought I would ever abandon it or not use it at all, not for WEEKS at a time and never considered possibility of unplugging it.


That is what has come to pass for me.

XP in the end will die out just like win 98 did. I think more will have it on some drive in dual boot situation for much longer but eventually it will be left in the dust as new operating systems come into the market from MS and others. There will always be a newer shiny thing out there but the technological gains in the coming years will vastly improve the way we do things and XP just like Win 95 will not be able to keep up no matter how many people may want to continue to make things for it. Eventually it will just become a novelty then not even that.

BLASPHEMY to say that I believe but reality of it is yeah, XP will be phased out starting now and going into next year. For those that don't want to upgrade; by 2011 / 2012 they wont have a choice because all the new updates for their software will be designed primarily for WIN 7 and you will see fewer and fewer companies support XP. I think that this will happen much sooner than what people realize because starting 2010 computers are going to be built primarily for 64 bit and software will be designed mostly for 64 bit, leaving WIN XP 32 bit in the dust. Win XP 64 NEVER took off due to lack of driver support.

Most main applications now come in 64 bit versions, are more stable and work better, phasing out of 32 bit will be what kills off XP sooner than any new of future operating system.

Will WIN 7 cause more people to jump from XP?

I think so, especially into mid to later part 2010. Win 7 just works as long as you have the proper drivers for the hardware.

That is my take on this from my personal experience and what I project happening in the near to mid future.
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23 Dec 2009   #38

Win7 Ultimate

To be fair...yes I told some one the other day "XP is a gonner..this Win 7 is what is happening now" BUT...the machine I was using when 7 came out AMD dual 3 gig with 4 gigs of ram ran so well with XP you could not get me to touch Vista. To be fair...the only reason that I have given up XP is because 7 Is a very very good OS. I too am an old soldier, like XP, we never die we just fade away. Two more things about old soldiers,,,,adapt or die (I have), and we honor the dead (XP was the best for its time).
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23 Dec 2009   #39
Night Hawk

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

It depends on which side of the track you came from as far as XP. For the gamer coming up through the 9x family and following the ME flop XP was a desktop dream so it seems. On the other hand those who spent more time with office applications and networking 2000 Pro saw an upgrade to Vista bypassing XP entirely in many cases.

What is being seen now with 7 is a bridge across all of the old gaps plus looking at supporting some new hardware standards coming soon like USB 3.0 in 2010. Support for Fat and the new exFat lacking in Vista is also now a plus for 7 there with the increased usage of usb external HDs and flash drives. And lastly the new support for burning iso images natively is now seen with 7.
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23 Dec 2009   #40

Windows 7 32bit RTM

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wordsworth View Post
Yep. I'm trying my best to keep this machine lean, staying satisfied for example with MSE and WMP rather than third party ware.

I started using computers with an IBM PC jr; don't miss that. Don't miss Win 3.1 and the many general protection faults either (especially on work computers), but Win 95 was a breath of fresh air.
I agree+1
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