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Windows 7: Windows 7 Now Ahead Of Vista? Probably Not

06 May 2010   #11
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I agree with SIW2, Vista x64 is a great operating system.
I went straight from XP x64 to Vista x64 and immediately noticed how much better it was. I was amazed to read the torrent of complaints about it.
I had no compatibility issues at all and it only crashed once or twice, in the early days, due to Nvidia drivers.
Once that had been sorted out I never had another crash in Vista.
I've been using W7 since the first beta release and I agree it's great but it's only Vista lite really. I've yet to have W7 crash on me.

Let's not forget how crap XP was on release. After 2 service packs it got a lot faster but was still clunky compared to what has followed.

I'm thinking about a triple boot with Ubuntu but I hear the x64 version is unstable. Pity.



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06 May 2010   #12
None Spac Wilko

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL.

Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.

Vista is a great o/s.

If anybody says otherwise, it is hard to trust their judgemnet.

Of course 7 will sell by default - when people buy a new pc it comes with 7 on it.

I don't think you can buy a new pc with Vista on it , or XP for that matter ( at least not easily ).
Some netbooks come with Xp, as mine did, and mine came out last year.
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06 May 2010   #13
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I agree with SIW2, Vista x64 is a great operating system.
I went straight from XP x64 to Vista x64 and immediately noticed how much better it was. I was amazed to read the torrent of complaints about it.
I had no compatibility issues at all and it only crashed once or twice, in the early days, due to Nvidia drivers.
Once that had been sorted out I never had another crash in Vista.
I've been using W7 since the first beta release and I agree it's great but it's only Vista lite really. I've yet to have W7 crash on me.

Let's not forget how crap XP was on release. After 2 service packs it got a lot faster but was still clunky compared to what has followed.

I'm thinking about a triple boot with Ubuntu but I hear the x64 version is unstable. Pity.
This is not the same experience that a large percentage of Vista adopters had. Vista on release was an absolute train wreck considering it was supposed to be a final release. It was more of a beta version of 7. Considering it did improve tremendously with the service packs and some tweaking. However, the normal user should not be a beta tester and should not have to know how to tweak an OS to get it to function properly. You can say that some machines didn't have the specs to run Vista but I see 7 running on those same machines with no issues.

I agree that Vista was a pretty good OS when things got worked out but doesn't that make a properly patched and tweaked Vista closer to 7. Microsoft used the end user as a beta tester.
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06 May 2010   #14
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antharr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I agree with SIW2, Vista x64 is a great operating system.
I went straight from XP x64 to Vista x64 and immediately noticed how much better it was. I was amazed to read the torrent of complaints about it.
I had no compatibility issues at all and it only crashed once or twice, in the early days, due to Nvidia drivers.
Once that had been sorted out I never had another crash in Vista.
I've been using W7 since the first beta release and I agree it's great but it's only Vista lite really. I've yet to have W7 crash on me.

Let's not forget how crap XP was on release. After 2 service packs it got a lot faster but was still clunky compared to what has followed.

I'm thinking about a triple boot with Ubuntu but I hear the x64 version is unstable. Pity.
This is not the same experience that a large percentage of Vista adopters had. Vista on release was an absolute train wreck considering it was supposed to be a final release. It was more of a beta version of 7. Considering it did improve tremendously with the service packs and some tweaking. However, the normal user should not be a beta tester and should not have to know how to tweak an OS to get it to function properly. You can say that some machines didn't have the specs to run Vista but I see 7 running on those same machines with no issues.

I agree that Vista was a pretty good OS when things got worked out but doesn't that make a properly patched and tweaked Vista closer to 7. Microsoft used the end user as a beta tester.
the Vista Fiasco, was NOT microsofts fault, the developers and manufacturors had the code for nigh on a year before release, they sat on their hands and did nothing about it, THATS why Vista flopped so abysmally at release
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06 May 2010   #15
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I agree with severedsolo, It would be the Manufactures fault, Not Microsoft the hardware just wasn't there yet...When I purchased Vista it was a year after the release and no problems I really like it....
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06 May 2010   #16
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motc7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL.

Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.

Vista is a great o/s.

If anybody says otherwise, it is hard to trust their judgemnet.
You cannot be serious? Vista, while aesthetically pleasing, functionality wise was terrible, not to mention compatibility issues run a muck.
This was only true for a few months after it launched. Functionality and compatibility issues were greatly resolved rather quickly. By the time SP1 rolled around, those problems were about 99% gone.
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06 May 2010   #17
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I agree with SIW2, Vista x64 is a great operating system.
I went straight from XP x64 to Vista x64 and immediately noticed how much better it was. I was amazed to read the torrent of complaints about it.
I had no compatibility issues at all and it only crashed once or twice, in the early days, due to Nvidia drivers.
Once that had been sorted out I never had another crash in Vista.
I've been using W7 since the first beta release and I agree it's great but it's only Vista lite really. I've yet to have W7 crash on me.

Let's not forget how crap XP was on release. After 2 service packs it got a lot faster but was still clunky compared to what has followed.

I'm thinking about a triple boot with Ubuntu but I hear the x64 version is unstable. Pity.
My experience was similar to yours Vista 64 bit was very good however Win 7
64 is better
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06 May 2010   #18
Wii Master 64

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm skeptical about that article saying that 7 beat Vista, it hasn't been long enough to pass it up.
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06 May 2010   #19
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by motc7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL.

Believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.

Vista is a great o/s.

If anybody says otherwise, it is hard to trust their judgemnet.
You cannot be serious? Vista, while aesthetically pleasing, functionality wise was terrible, not to mention compatibility issues run a muck.
This was only true for a few months after it launched. Functionality and compatibility issues were greatly resolved rather quickly. By the time SP1 rolled around, those problems were about 99% gone.
It is rather pointless to argue the fact now anyways. I think we can all agree that 7 is pretty awesome.
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07 May 2010   #20
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

agreed
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