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Windows 7: Ignore Windows 7, Stick with XP and It Will Cost You.

12 Mar 2010   #21
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 
Long live 7...

Xp is dead and buried! Long live 7...


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12 Mar 2010   #22
Kaizen

Windows XP x64
 
 

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The processing power of a new machine today compared to the last time machines cam preloaded woith Xp is INSANE.

There have been massive speed increases in processors in the last 4 years. Compare an i7 to a core 2 duo even an i5 compared to a core 2 duo, the hot new processor towards the end of XPs shelf life. Same goes for video cards. A new gaming rig today with W7 would blow doors off anything at any price 4 years ago running XP
This is the reason that Vista and Seven's performance is accepted and perceived as superior to XP by casual consumer computer users. When I returned to XP after using the newer operating systems (especially Vista) I found that XP ran smoother and quicker while doing my work. I realize that XP's days are numbered and I am not recommending it for everyone, but if you are a power user, play games, or work with video/3D animation you will likely to be surprised how well XP still performs on systems it was not even designed to work on.

The latest is not always greatest.
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12 Mar 2010   #23
Shade

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Companies generally don't upgrade their machines until the first patch is released for the OS in question. Many, if not all, companies are still using older versions such as XP, especially after the Vista was released. But while Win 7 is pretty mature to us here, for a company it is still very new. I don't blame them for waiting or choosing not to upgrade to Win 7 just yet, let MS iron out the "unknown bugs" before you put your workers computers and servers on the line.

Now for the general public, most people don't upgrade their OS on it's own. They will go out and buy a new computer when something goes wrong with their current machine, or they if they are buying the computer for something (school, work, etc.). Computer enthusiasts, such as many here, are much different from the general customers. While we feed on the latest builds, fastest processors, and latest computer components; the general population have the "as long as it does what I want it to do, I don't care" mind state-- Don't fix if it isn't broken, don't upgrade if it runs.
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12 Mar 2010   #24
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shade View Post
Companies generally don't upgrade their machines until the first patch is released for the OS in question. Many, if not all, companies are still using older versions such as XP, especially after the Vista was released. But while Win 7 is pretty mature to us here, for a company it is still very new. I don't blame them for waiting or choosing not to upgrade to Win 7 just yet, let MS iron out the "unknown bugs" before you put your workers computers and servers on the line.

Now for the general public, most people don't upgrade their OS on it's own. They will go out and buy a new computer when something goes wrong with their current machine, or they if they are buying the computer for something (school, work, etc.). Computer enthusiasts, such as many here, are much different from the general customers. While we feed on the latest builds, fastest processors, and latest computer components; the general population have the "as long as it does what I want it to do, I don't care" mind state-- Don't fix if it isn't broken, don't upgrade if it runs.
Very well put, Shade.
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12 Mar 2010   #25
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaizen View Post
This is the reason that Vista and Seven's performance is accepted and perceived as superior to XP by casual consumer computer users. When I returned to XP after using the newer operating systems (especially Vista) I found that XP ran smoother and quicker while doing my work. I realize that XP's days are numbered and I am not recommending it for everyone, but if you are a power user, play games, or work with video/3D animation you will likely to be surprised how well XP still performs on systems it was not even designed to work on.

The latest is not always greatest.
well duh.... Xp was designed in a time when PC's were much less powerful, it had to do more with less, of course its going to seem faster.... your pc looks at it and doesnt even break a sweat because instead of the software its designed to run, you give it a 10 year old OS that it doesnt even break a sweat over, thus allocating more resources to other stuff

to use the car analogy (again) its like taking a morris minor and sticking a V8 in it, then saying its faster than a modern ford focus
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12 Mar 2010   #26
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
to use the car analogy (again) its like taking a morris minor and sticking a V8 in it, then saying its faster than a modern ford focus
And, indeed, it would be.
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12 Mar 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In my computer club we still teach "XP for beginners" - and there are a lot of takers. Mostly older ladies where the husband died and they are now faced to deal themselves with the PC they happen to have at home (that's Florida). Most of those ladies are not inclined to buy anything new - unless the PC drops dead. For their 5 emails per week it does the job.
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12 Mar 2010   #28
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
In my computer club we still teach "XP for beginners" - and there are a lot of takers. Mostly older ladies where the husband died and they are now faced to deal themselves with the PC they happen to have at home (that's Florida). Most of those ladies are not inclined to buy anything new - unless the PC drops dead. For their 5 emails per week it does the job.
And without a new learning curve.
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18 Mar 2010   #29
lafnsu

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
alternatively

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noob View Post
I think maybe a lot of those clinging to XP simply are afraid of change.
Or perhaps like many of us retirees, can't afford to upgrade all our favorite software when we want....which is why I love my dual-boot. When I was working every proggie got renewed every year. Reality bites some times. Eventually I'll have use for only 7, but in the meantime I don't have to fork out $5400 worth for replacing older programs I use regularly and can't afford all in one chunk. So far I love 7, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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19 Mar 2010   #30
raccoon19

 
 

guess thats what they said about the model T ford.. People would love to get their hands on one.
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