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Windows 7: Windows 7 Crushes Vista.

28 Feb 2010   #31
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I still have XP as a secondary boot, but I admit that I haven't used it much lately, but I'm not about to uninstall it, not only because of compatibility, but because if MS impliments WAT in W7 SP1 as expected, I may revert back to it. Besides, there are some things that I will never get to work on W7, like my Intel microscope.


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01 Mar 2010   #32
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I haven't thrown away my XP CD either!
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01 Mar 2010   #33
DarkRhystar

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
arent they already talking about ending support for vista?
Don't necessarily believe what you hear. Microsoft will continue supporting Vista until 2012 with extended support going until 2017. We've got a few years before Vista support goes away.
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01 Mar 2010   #34
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

and there was me thinking theyd want to bury it 6 feet under asap!
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01 Mar 2010   #35
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Starting to think Vista will be looked at like the last ugly puppy in the shoe box.

"Arrf"
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01 Mar 2010   #36
Packet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
I can't wait till we're all crotchety old men complaining about every change in the OS that was perfectly fine 10 revisions ago.
i do that now!
my favorite is the xp behaviour single click on nic icon in tray to bring up packets/bytes info - which doesnt work on 7
hey, everybody's gotta have a hobby...
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01 Mar 2010   #37
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

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.
Who are these folks that need to be "retrained"? That's a cop out. They probably use 7 at home!
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01 Mar 2010   #38
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod 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.
Who are these folks that need to be "retrained"? That's a cop out. They probably use 7 at home!
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As I posted in another thread, there are lot of business where the computer is just a tool to look something up, log something, etc. An employee in an automotive parts store or a shop mechanic simply follow the bouncing ball. When they leave the job they don't touch a computer; they don't even have email addresses. Sure, their kids are on a computer hat home; but they don't use it. They can turn on their work computer and click on the icon to open the work program and that's the extent of their computer skills. And this is certainly not uncommon.
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01 Mar 2010   #39
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
We are all capable of change, it's just that most of us are stubborn and try to resist it, this is in our nature, but change is good and it leads to new innovations and improves productivity, people and coporates need to just bite the bullet and deal with it.
change is not always good at all.

please tell me how training staff instead of them working is productive?

also a few of the changes made to the windows gui drop productivity.

want examples?

windows no longer remembers windows positions and sizes. so after reboots, app relaunches etc. the user has to position the windows again.

quick launch is more productive than sticking apps to the new taskbar, the launch icons are always in the same place on the left instead of been moved to a new position depending on what apps are running.

control panel has significant changes, now most employees would not be expected to be in their but if they are will be lost time looking for things.

new explorer interface is in my opinion inferior to the one in windows xp. new behaviour of making menus hidden by default would also cause issues for people not used to it.

Plain and simple the prime reason for gui changes in every windows update is so people see changes otherwise the questions been asked would be why are people spending money on a new windows OS. This is proven when we get people who post on forums saying they have worked hard to make window seven/vista look like the XP gui then people slam them saying then why upgrade? those people think the gui is thats all of the new OS not all of the inner working changes.

Microsoft seem to never learn for the corporate users, they scratch their heads and think why dont those damn business customers upgrade office and windows. The reason is they hate interface changes. Ribbon will be scaring them off from office. Microsoft if they made choice, ie. added options to have either legacy XP gui or windows seven new gui then they would have been onto a winner to both markets. However they prefer to try and force change of user habits instead of offering choice. In office 2007 same problems, suddenly when I hit enter it does 2 lines instead of one, diferent default font etc. A big no no for a work environment. You can change to word 2003 behaviour in the options but there is a bug which stops the setting sticking, ouch.
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01 Mar 2010   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you don't have an open mind and time to explore, you should go by the old saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". But the technology advances will force some of the old systems to be replaced (if one wants to use that new technology). There is nothing wrong driving around in a Ford Model T if all you need it for is to go to the supermarket.
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