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Windows 7: Will Windows 7 be MS's biggest hit ever?

16 Apr 2009   #21

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)

I guess we need to define "biggest hit". Afterall, this is an internet forum and someone has to be right I still contend that Win95 will remain MS's biggest opening sales hit. I also think Barman58 is correct in calling XP the biggest hit interms of longevity and loyalty.

However, Win7 is by far the best OS they have put together. I think the UI is really looking good, I think that security is an absolute cornerstone to the architecture, and even in beta form, it's very stable.


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17 Apr 2009   #22
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

XP is dead...But really i cant forget WIN 95...Vista was not bad to is heaven
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17 Apr 2009   #23

Windows 7 x64 Build 7127

Windows 7 is a highly tweaked version of vista, the core has been tweaked and bloat codes has been removed/improved.
This made windows 7 build 7000 faster than XP and vista. This is great because it outperforms the still much loved XP, and yes it will be a hit, but not a big hit, because everybody knows, windows 7 is just a tweaked version of vista with all these vista bloat removed, core tweaked, improved and fixed.

Am currently running the windows 7 build 7077, and i must say it really fly's compare to vista and xp.
Just cant wait for the final version..
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18 Apr 2009   #24

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by echrada View Post
Stuff in these sort of articles is just "management or Consultant Speak" and the content in them is less likely to pass than I have of winning a Gold Medal in the 100 m mens final at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Same with the total rubbish (again much loved by management and consultants alike) often published by Gartner.

In the future large corporations are likely to consider a new business model for updating Computer hardware -- at the desktop level it makes sense to give grants or Loans for users to buy and use their own desktop gear (Laptops etc) and just provide the Network infrastructure. This will be considerably cheaper for them and the end users will like this too -- these days most Home users have FAR better equipment than is seen in the average Office.

It makes double sense anyway since loads of people in Offices do some time with "Remote" or "Home" working anyway now -- and "Old fashioned" companies that don't allow this will soon be finding themselves with Staff shortages. -- The Recession won't last for ever.

Licensed products such as OFFICE for Home use also keep the cost of software down as well.

However to get back to the point - W7 WILL be a huge success for Microsoft but not probably in the Corporate sector for the reason(s) I've stated above and on other similar posts on this type of topic.

It WILL be HUGE for home users.

Note also that Microsoft actually makes MORE money from OFFICE products for business than Windows anyway so in any case they should be encouraging the business model of users supplying their own laptops etc.

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18 Apr 2009   #25

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shahed26 View Post
............bloat codes has been removed/improved.

I'm sure you really don't mean this !!! or is it my English. !!!!!

However I get the point.

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19 Apr 2009   #26

Windows 7 build 7600

I`m gonna get in the Windows 7 boat as soon as it reacher the RTM state!
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19 Apr 2009   #27

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195

Microsoft faces an uphill battle to get corporate users to move from its older operating system, XP to Windows 7, due out next year, according to a recent survey of more than 1,100 information technology professionals.

IT survey: Not quite ready for Windows 7 - Digital Home-
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19 Apr 2009   #28

vista32, vista64, 7, ubuntu, slackware

Lots of posts made by hobbyists in this thread.

There's a host of reasons most IT shops won't deploy 7 immediately: Users, unknown problems, application incompatibilities.

Users migrating from XP to 7 is going to be a huge problem for workplaces. Help desks will be swamped with 'how do I do X' and 'why doesn't this look like it used to?' questions.

There WILL be problems with 7. Who knows what they're going to be until RTM is out. But there will be new problems that people have to face.

Application incompatibility is also a huge reason to not move to a new OS. You may not have had any issues running anything, but chances are, most of you aren't running 10 or 15 year old applications. I know that I can't run any of my old Win95 games, or win98 games without having to run them through a VM, or an emulator. Those are not feasible solutions for businesses.

Plus there are the hardware costs, training costs, upgrade costs that you're not faced with when you just switch an XP license to a new machine, new versions of third party software you need for compatibility, testing, management of mixed OS domains, management of mixed OS departments, all of that.

It's not easy to deploy a new version of Windows across 10-30,000 computers when those computers are not yours to play with.

IT pros have very good reasons for bashing Microsoft. A lot of the hate is justified. 7 is a great OS, but suggesting that it's flawless, that it will be flawless, or that people in IT saying they won't be migrating to it any time soon is because they're uninformed are all ridiculous things to say.
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20 Apr 2009   #29

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64

Honestly, I see businesses moving on to Seven within the year or 2 of release for the simplest reason: XP is old. They will have to move on eventually, and I just see it as logical that they move on to an OS with a relatively similar core to the previous OS(vista), rather than waiting until Windows 8 which will likely be based off of a totally new kernel with a new driver model, yielding even more incompatibilities. If there's a time to upgrade it's now. They won't use XP forever.
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20 Apr 2009   #30

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I reckon we're looking at even getting the XP sceptics onboard.
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