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Windows 7: Microsoft survived Vista, says analyst.

24 Apr 2010   #11
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Because it is a great o/s.
It was the greatest OS ...... until Windows 7 came along.


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25 Apr 2010   #12
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I first installed Vista on a system with the following specs:
AMD 4200+ x2 2.2Ghz Processor
2GB RAM
ATI Radeon x800 256MB video card
250GB HDD

There is no reason that Vista should have had a problem with those specs. I will admit as in the previous post that it ran much better after a lot of tweaking and with the updates.

Point is I was not installing Vista on a machine that I built for XP. Vista had it's issues and there is no denying it. I am glad that some people didn't but a lot of people did. To say it was the greatest OS until 7 came along is just being a homer IMO.

It didn't help that a many PC manufacturers wanted to load Vista on machines with under 1 gig of memory either. Throw Norton 2008 or 2009 on one of those systems and you have a lagfest.
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25 Apr 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
Couldn't agree more. All versions of Vista I've used (Home Pre 32-bit, Business 32-bit, Enterprise 32-bit, Ultimate 64-bit) were great.
Upon it's initial release into the world, it was far from a great operating system. Many problems with driver support....mostly from third party vendors....but consumers still felt the pain. Many of these issues were fixed with time and with SP1 and then SP2.

The other big complaint was the required system resources to get good performance. You have to remember that back then, we were at a time when lots of people only had marginal XP machines that they wanted to upgrade. Now, 3+ years down the road, people have upgraded, have more modern hardware, far more RAM and thus boxes are running Vista better. Of course, comparing Vista to Windows 7...7 is quite a bit more streamlined and certainly does startup and shutdown faster than Vista.

My biggest complaint these days with Vista in the business world is that shutting down workstations, and laptops (mostly), seems to take forever after lots of use. My work computer was well over 4 minutes to shut down and power off. Windows 7 on the same machine is under 30 seconds.
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25 Apr 2010   #14
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Vista was awesome.
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26 Apr 2010   #15
Weaselbert

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I didn't run Vista for any length of time because there was no pressing need to. Under almost any benchmark I saw XP ran faster on the kind of specs I had (AMD x64 4600+, 3gb RAM). So whilst XP was supported I stayed with it.

Win 7 was a different matter, I upgraded straight away. Although tests revealed it was not significantly faster than Vista, it certainly felt like it. A clean, modern and responsive OS was a good reason to upgrade.
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