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

19 Mar 2010   #31
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Articles like this frustrate me personaly. they never see it as, some people like myself can not afford W7, I have Three computers in my home. Two desktops run XP and the lap top runs Linux. My wife could care less as long as iTunes works and she can sync her phone and check her e-mail, The laptop is for e-mail and quick searches from the den, Then there is my desktop. Again I can't afford W7 and Linux is NOT an option due to the fact that I do Home audio recording and my sound card is not compatible with any linux distro.

They make it seem that my life is useless and I am stupid for not upgrading. It just really frustrates me to hear how outdated and stupid I am for wanting to stay with XP. I disagree 100%!

I did read it and I do realize it is more for small buisness, but I have read comment after comment and article after article saying the same thing about home users. I do like W7 and my company is going to it, using it now as a tester for the company, but some people just can't afford it.


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19 Mar 2010   #32
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
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I think maybe a lot of those clinging to XP simply are afraid of change.
That and older hardware. If it works, why change?
month ago i upgraded some important parts:

Athlon 64 3000+ -> Athlon II X4 630
old AGP board -> new PCI-E with onboard Radeon HD 4200 (it's DX 10.1 and i plan to get discrete DX11 card )
2 GB -> 4 GB RAM (plan to stick 4GB more)

XP simply can't properly use all this multicore awesomeness. plus 7's aero is sweeet.
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19 Mar 2010   #33
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
Articles like this frustrate me personaly. they never see it as, some people like myself can not afford W7, I have Three computers in my home. Two desktops run XP and the lap top runs Linux. My wife could care less as long as iTunes works and she can sync her phone and check her e-mail, The laptop is for e-mail and quick searches from the den, Then there is my desktop. Again I can't afford W7 and Linux is NOT an option due to the fact that I do Home audio recording and my sound card is not compatible with any linux distro.

They make it seem that my life is useless and I am stupid for not upgrading. It just really frustrates me to hear how outdated and stupid I am for wanting to stay with XP. I disagree 100%!

I did read it and I do realize it is more for small buisness, but I have read comment after comment and article after article saying the same thing about home users. I do like W7 and my company is going to it, using it now as a tester for the company, but some people just can't afford it.
I don't think that most people (article including) are saying that everyone needs to upgrade to W7 today on all machines. It's more that it's not smart to /avoid/ upgrading when you do need to replace hardware.

My main comment on the situation is that you use the OS that comes with the next computer upgrade. No you don't have to upgrade to W7 today. But when people do upgrade their machines then downgrade their OS to XP on the new hardware /that's/ when the points in this article really start to make make sense. You end up spending more time and money on maintaining old software on old OSes than you do by moving forward in a "timely" fasion. And for buisness that may be 3-4 years :P

If your personal machine does everything you need it to today and still does 5 years from now. Then there's really no problem, as long as the hardware lasts.
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19 Mar 2010   #34
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
Articles like this frustrate me personaly. they never see it as, some people like myself can not afford W7, I have Three computers in my home. Two desktops run XP and the lap top runs Linux. My wife could care less as long as iTunes works and she can sync her phone and check her e-mail, The laptop is for e-mail and quick searches from the den, Then there is my desktop. Again I can't afford W7 and Linux is NOT an option due to the fact that I do Home audio recording and my sound card is not compatible with any linux distro.

They make it seem that my life is useless and I am stupid for not upgrading. It just really frustrates me to hear how outdated and stupid I am for wanting to stay with XP. I disagree 100%!

I did read it and I do realize it is more for small buisness, but I have read comment after comment and article after article saying the same thing about home users. I do like W7 and my company is going to it, using it now as a tester for the company, but some people just can't afford it.
I don't think that most people (article including) are saying that everyone needs to upgrade to W7 today on all machines. It's more that it's not smart to /avoid/ upgrading when you do need to replace hardware.

My main comment on the situation is that you use the OS that comes with the next computer upgrade. No you don't have to upgrade to W7 today. But when people do upgrade their machines then downgrade their OS to XP on the new hardware /that's/ when the points in this article really start to make make sense. You end up spending more time and money on maintaining old software on old OSes than you do by moving forward in a "timely" fasion. And for buisness that may be 3-4 years :P

If your personal machine does everything you need it to today and still does 5 years from now. Then there's really no problem, as long as the hardware lasts.

Fair and balanced point. I see what is being said now. I can see that if I ever did buy a new computer, I certainly wouldn't downgrade to XP. Thanks for clearing that up
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19 Mar 2010   #35
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I would still be on XP had I not received Seven as a gift - due to fixed income restraints.
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