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Windows 7: Windows 7 Crushes Vista.

24 Feb 2010   #11
IgorSlotinsky

Windows Vista Home SP1
 
 

So now Windows is the hero? They gave us Windows 7, to make up for the shortcomings of Vista. Vista should have been what Vista is. Personally, for a Vista user, I can't wait to upgrade to 7.


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24 Feb 2010   #12
The Apathetic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.. It's as simple as that..

The only reason I upgraded from xp to 7 was for the DX11.. Other than that, I was pretty happy with xp and was even willing to stay with it for the rest of it's life.
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24 Feb 2010   #13
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

direct link to graphic? cant find it on their page.
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24 Feb 2010   #14
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here's another major reason to buy Windows 7 if you've bought an SSD lately, native TRIM support.
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24 Feb 2010   #15
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

PLEASE THINK before you ask why are corporate environments STILL USING XP.

You can't argue from the point of a HOME OS.

A business environment is VERY DIFFERENT.

1) Some Corporate applications STILL need a Windows XP or Windows 2003 server for running their applications on even if the front end can be handled by a Windows 7 GUI.

For example SAP systems still need either a Unix type system or an XP like OS (Windows NT. Windows 2003 server) etc to run on -- I shudder to think how many companies are using SAP world wide -- several HUNDRED THOUSAND I would imagine.

2) A lot of Corporate computers are leased with fixed term contracts -- it's neither feasable or praticable to change these midway through their lease period.

3) Updating an OS on a lot of workstations costs a lot of TIME and manpower -- the current economic climate doesn't make this a good time to start this type of activity.

4) Corporate applications and hardware are often much OLDER and "lower tech" than the typical home user has. The hardware and applications need to be tested much more rigorously in a work environment than at home -- if something at home doesn't work then you can easily re-install the old system or whatever -- you can't "roll back" in the middle of a corporate roll out.

5) These days as well with a lot of B2B (Business to Business) and C2B (Customer to busines) the companu has to make sure that their applicationns are comapatable with ALL external parties requiring access to them.

A simple instance -- even updating a Router can cause problems -- switching say from WEP wireless encryption to WPA-2 might be difficult for some older XP laptops to handle and hence connect to a network wirelessly.

A home user can upgrade "on spec" -- and also just do it in "trial and see" mode.

Businesses need to plan, prepare and TEST very thoroughly indeed. Totally different from Home users as I've pointed out.


XP will still be around for quite a while yet.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Feb 2010   #16
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I agree with Jimbo on this, I dont think XP is going anywhere soon.

I also think that alot of people will continue to use it at home as well.
It runs smoothly on older hardware. It doesn't cost anything to stay with your current XP machine. It is still supported. Current software is still compatible with XP.

There are some problems with staying with Xp though. It is less secure. It wont be supported in the future for new hardware/peripherals/software. It wont handle (32x) 4+ gigs of ram. (It is less secure - did I say that already?)
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24 Feb 2010   #17
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

@ work we support tons - TONS of users/clients with XP desktops. jimbo45 is spot on. I would just like to add a comment about the smaller, even individual buisiness/cpa workstations. Machines holding bread & butter data for them, that work, for nothing but work, are in no hurry to be replaced.
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28 Feb 2010   #18
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

also to add to jimbo's list.

a changed gui is great for the home user, but a nightmare for the corporate envirionment as it means staff lose productivity as they need to retrain on the new interface.
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28 Feb 2010   #19
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
also to add to jimbo's list.

a changed gui is great for the home user, but a nightmare for the corporate envirionment as it means staff lose productivity as they need to retrain on the new interface.
That's when the Coporates should have jumped on the public Beta and RC builds and told their employes to start learning how to use it so they could have a smooth migration with limited loss of productivity when they made the switch.
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28 Feb 2010   #20
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
also to add to jimbo's list.

a changed gui is great for the home user, but a nightmare for the corporate envirionment as it means staff lose productivity as they need to retrain on the new interface.
That's when the Coporates should have jumped on the public Beta and RC builds and told their employes to start learning how to use it so they could have a smooth migration with limited loss of productivity when they made the switch.
With all due respect, I disagree. In the business world, time is money. Training pulls employees away from their duties resulting in lost productivity. Training employees on a beta is certainly not practical in the current economic environment when many business have cut back the work force to bare bones and are struggling to stay in the black. Training on a beta is a luxury that businesses and event the government cannot afford.

Another aspect is that some employees while very good and proficient at their jobs are not proficient with computers. A computer is a tool they have to use. These employees require more training and more practice. If XP is working, why train on a beta?
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