The Fight is on:- Windows 7 or Vista SP2?

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  1. Posts : 59
    win 7 7600-16385
       #30

    smarteyeball said:
    I think that regardless of whether it's a 'new' OS or just Vista SP2, it's still the Vista that should have been.

    End result=A better OS for all :)
    YOUR RIGHT!!! Being a beta tester for Vista we had some serious problems. Each build created new bugs and MS was kinda spinning its wheels trying to get all the features it wanted intergrated but shooting bugs was a higher priority. So in the end MS made a decision to suck it up stop all new development and fix the bugs that was preventing them from going to RTM. Vista was announced and the to do laundry list once completed became windows 7. This is what vista was supposed to be but time and bugs were not on Microsofts side. If people want to say its vista sp2 they are so wrong. Its vista sp102. We shouldn't even debate this issue but be happy that MS came out with a superlative OS thats heads and shoulders over the last few releases. I found running XP in virualization mode is faster than in native mode. Thats hard to believe. But True
    Bob
    Last edited by bobgay; 05 Aug 2009 at 15:12. Reason: spelling.... need spell checker
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  2. Posts : 433
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #31

    I see now why everyone hates this guy. I read through part of it and found something that completely contradicts what I have on my computer. Observe:

    Notice the DAEMON Tools that's installed? Well look at what Kennedy says:
    One of the more surprising results of my Windows 7 M3 testing was the number of unexpected compatibility issues that plagued each stage of the process. For example, Daemon Tools, an ISO image-mounting utility that works great under Windows XP and Vista, refused to install under Windows 7. Worse still, when I tried to work around the problem -- by using the Compatibility tab in the MSI file's properties dialog -- I found myself stuck in an endless loop of failed installations and mandatory reboots.
    This guy's articles are more for a laugh than actual news.

    EDIT: Forgot to add, shouldn't this be called "Windows 7 or Vista SP3?" Vista already has 2 Service Packs.
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  3. Posts : 53
    windows 7
       #32

    Klaw117 said:
    I see now why everyone hates this guy. I read through part of it and found something that completely contradicts what I have on my computer. Observe:

    Notice the DAEMON Tools that's installed? Well look at what Kennedy says:


    This guy's articles are more for a laugh than actual news.

    EDIT: Forgot to add, shouldn't this be called "Windows 7 or Vista SP3?" Vista already has 2 Service Packs.
    Dude did you even check the date. SP2 wasnt out. And daemon tools wouldnt install at this time...
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  4. Posts : 351
    Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
       #33

    keypox said:
    Dude did you even check the date. SP2 wasnt out. And daemon tools wouldnt install at this time...
    Yea, and idiot Kennedy is talking about the M3 version, not even beta. He is an ass.

    PhreePhly
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  5. Posts : 5,941
    Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
       #34

    Hi there

    Whatever rigorous scientific analysis might or might not show I can only go on personal experience.

    When vista was released I didn't have the hardware I have now and I can only say that on the computers I had AT THE TIME it ran like a real dog. Not only was it painfully slow computers would sometimes be totally unuseable for minutes at a time because of seemingly random disc accesses - often for 5 or 6 minutes at a time the disc light seemed permanently on.

    True there may have been *geeky* fixes for some of this but a typical user isn't going to bother since the comparable XP system with either SP2 or SP3 applied ran like greased lightning compared with VISTA.

    In the few years since initial launch hardware has improved very significantly and Vista has had SP2 -- however W7 still runs rings around VISTA on much lower specced hardware .

    If people want to call it "Vista lite" or Vista enhanced" that's fine by me -- I don't really call it if it's Joe Blogg's micky mouse OS so long as it runs fine, is stable and reasonably secure.

    W7 meets all reasonable criteria these days so why should people even think of going back to VISTA whose days I would expect to lass less than even XP which for one reason or another some of us will have to keep running for some time yet either as a Virtual machine or possibly as a dual boot.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 35
    Win 7
       #35

    A baby is born, grows and learns for awhile and becomes a boy, grows and matures some more and becomes a teen ager. Then more growth and learning and he becomes a man, and then a father, grandfather. It all comes from the same baby but for sure is no longer the same, but related for sure.

    So be it with Windows 7
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  7. Posts : 623
    vista x64/ win 7 x64
       #36

    mmm, so windows 7 is in fact a guy in an old folks home?

    That's why it keeps forgetting which trayicons should be hidden and which not. Senile OS. Well why not, it can trap a virus too
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  8. Posts : 4,663
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #37

    Most of the people I know have PCs. Laptops mainly. When I talk to them them about Vista and Windows 7 they smile indulgently.
    They've no interest in OSs and no awareness of them.
    Some of them are running Vista most XP.
    Our town library is running Windows 2000 on PCs donated by Bill and Melinda.
    For these people their PC is a browser for info and shopping and a word processor which sends letters.
    When I say to them they're probably going to have to buy new computers they don't believe me.
    The one they've got works fine for what they do. Why should they?
    Many people listen to "obsolete" stereos, radios and TVs every day.
    How is it that computing has created this docile captive market who get forced to buy new hardware every few years?

    Cheers, John:)

    PS. this Firefox versions problems with this site and Gmail is really getting on my t**s
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #38

    Widows 7 vs Windows Vsta


    From personal experience I find that although I have used Vista for the past 3 years I like the changes in Windows 7.I have Vista tweaked and have had no problems with perfprmance.I prefer Windows 7 and will purchase a copy when available.
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  10. Posts : 7,538
    Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
       #39

    Don't you think it all sounds very familiar with the launch of WinME when that came out then they brought out XP.

    Wasn't it said then WinME should never have been released and XP was what it should have been.

    You'll never satisfy everyone when a new OS comes out there'll always be people who think something could have been done better.
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