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Windows 7: The Problem With Microsoft’s Windows 8 Timetable.

21 Mar 2010   #11
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Well either way, it should be provided at a subsidized price for Windows 7 users since the OS will not be that old by the ETA of 8. Just like I said before, 7 is the beginning of the transition to 64-bit and there's no reason, other than running legacy applications, to keep running a 32-bit OS.


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21 Mar 2010   #12
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i think the 3 year cycle is actually a pretty good plan. however i would much prefer MS to create a new OS from the ground up getting rid of some of the things that are no longer necessary. of course the problem with this is that it could potentially kill backwards compatibility. but it is time to do away with the registry and a new file system could make for a better user experience. if you go through the windows folder you will still see remanants of old tools left behind which are no longer needed in today's computers. we need a more modular OS and i do think that is the future for MS but not something we will be seeing soon.
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21 Mar 2010   #13
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

3 years probably is a good cycle. short enough to not having too many changes at once, but long enough to have new hardware etc. to make it worthwhile to switch. with that the old OS still is under full support and one always can use the newest hardware. (service packs)
Even if a company skips every other OS (which isn't such bad policy, since OS are already pretty good), this leaves 6 years, still pretty up to date then.

One of the Vista problems was that it took too long after the XP release and the changes were so drastic, that people and hardware manufacturers had a hard time adjusting (or were too lazy). If OS are released too early, no one will adopt them (except for freaks like us). It takes companies some time to make changes, since it involves employee training etc. (I know, we here don't need training, but most people who work with computers are computer-illiterate). also, too short cycles require MS to invest too many resources in keeping too many OS up to date at the same time.
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22 Mar 2010   #14
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

I don't really care. long as they bring out something like XP and 7. Hopefully not another vista
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22 Mar 2010   #15
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Everyone seems to talk about software that wont work on Windows 7. Can someone list programs that do not work because I never seen anything. My school runs some Windows 7, and vista and while a lot use XP all the software works across all of them. Maybe since my school just focus's on more Tech'y stuff could be a reason but it still is a business since its private,etc. gets money from students,etc. I don't mean to be a doubter just want to know what type of stuff would not work.

The biggest issue I can see is linking everything with printers and more connecting everyone and the servers. The hardware
would kill a lot of the gear at my school or would require graphics cards which use more power, and new psu's etc, even though they use Core 2 duos (2.0ghz).
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22 Mar 2010   #16
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Software I have that don't work is:

Kodak Easy Share. (Camera Software)
PowerDVD XP
Malware Mbytes
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22 Mar 2010   #17
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quick List:

Destination 3000
Enterprise Client
Whisper
Millennium Client
Connection Client
T2 Systems
Cisco VPN Client
Dell IP KVM Software
Casper v4.0
Paragon Drive Backup Pro v8.0
Canon CD Label print and Scangear toolbox
Live Mesh - disables Aero
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22 Mar 2010   #18
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
In my opinion I don't really think it matters how often they release a new OS.

I walk into businesses and notice they are still using Windows 2000, sometimes 98 etc and think they will only upgrade when the computer dies and well some computers can last a very very long time. May get outdated but they still work the same as they did when they were new.

This also is the same with consumer computers as well. Only a select few people run out and buy a new version of Windows just because it is new.
That's true. At Macy's, they still use a terminal which seems to be a 1990 PC. It has 20 F-keys, is made by IBM, has a green and white 11-inch "huge" monitor, and the keyboard is damn thick like a typewriter. They use it for some order processes or something, maybe item look ups too, and also for clocking in and out on the non-selling areas.

I've seen the registers are running Windows XP Embedded, and the price checkers are running Windows CE 4.x (its interface looks like a WinXP desktop but I'm pretty sure it's CE since it has PocketIE instead of the normal one).
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22 Mar 2010   #19
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

naturally there will always be software that doesn't work on a new OS, with 7 a lot of the old media burning suites wouldn't work and had to be either updated or replaced, however i feel that it's unreasonable that some people expect software that sometimes goes back to the early xp days and at times even programs or hardware to work on a new OS. if you're still using a printer you bought with a windows 98 machine instead of complaining that it doesn't work maybe you should consider updating, with software this is especially important for security reason. a 3 year cycle is very reasonable and as suggested above im sure many would upgrade every other OS cycle keeping cost of both new hardware and software down.
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22 Mar 2010   #20
Coco15

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
naturally there will always be software that doesn't work on a new OS, with 7 a lot of the old media burning suites wouldn't work and had to be either updated or replaced, however i feel that it's unreasonable that some people expect software that sometimes goes back to the early xp days and at times even programs or hardware to work on a new OS. if you're still using a printer you bought with a windows 98 machine instead of complaining that it doesn't work maybe you should consider updating, with software this is especially important for security reason. a 3 year cycle is very reasonable and as suggested above im sure many would upgrade every other OS cycle keeping cost of both new hardware and software down.
I have some programs that were compatible with Windows XP and Vista and work with Windows 7
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