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Windows 7: Windows 7 Starter Edition - Is It Really That Bad?

22 May 2009   #61
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
...upgrading to Starter...
You mean downgrading, right?


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22 May 2009   #62
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ikilledkenny View Post
You mean downgrading, right?
Windows 7 is supposed to be an evolutionary product, not a downgrade. Starter edition, in my opinion, is not economically viable.
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22 May 2009   #63
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

Well I said downgrading because Starter doesn't seem worth it...
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25 May 2009   #64
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

I just saw that Microsoft is now going to remove the 3 app limit!!!


Not sure if this was posted before. I will find the link if needed.
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25 May 2009   #65
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
I just saw that Microsoft is now going to remove the 3 app limit!!!


Not sure if this was posted before. I will find the link if needed.
Please do.

~Lordbob
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25 May 2009   #66
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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27 May 2009   #67
kenvista27

vista
 
 
Still a very big --ifff

I'm one of the older guys who has experienced the computer from the Sinclair,Commodore,win 3.1 to todays xp/vista and now windows 7. In the time of transition, science continues to throw up the unexpected in quantum physics and the like. The concept of the home computer from IBM to Bill Gates -microsoft was a huge advance. Then the internet. Then information on anything to everything - Google. Mass media -mass contacting.

Yet, I find issues still -on Norton 360.3 [it's latest product]. I wish I could get an email on my desktop for 7.

The MAC is stable. Yet windows 7 looks no different to vista . I'm Home premium too. Netbooks etc or any other keyboard system set constraints, not the ability of electrons to flow in miniscule sytems. So in the long run-what is a computer system designed for --home,casual,games,business.

My initial reactions to rc1 [ultimate --whatever that means ] is bitter disappointment. But time will tell --or the state of Microsoft on what now is it's proper role. Change for change sake,is no way ahead.

Maybe Bill Gates needs to hands on with the new generation of 7. Even the name is way off base.
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27 May 2009   #68
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I'd rather not argue the mac versus windows argument, but mac has never been able to create a stable OS. I've been around long enough to use about every OS that those two companies have popped out. Apple knew they couldn't write a good OS which is why the current "OS" they release is a Good GUI on top of the UNIX OS. Agreed Windows 7 isn't any major change from Windows Vista, but this is a strategic move. Most people have this major fear of Vista and believe it to majorly suck, which is just wrong. It's easily superior to XP in almost all aspects, but due to a bad decision on release time, bad press etc, it would be almost impossible to get people to switch to Vista.

As a last note, Norton 360 is trash, it causes more problems than solutions. It creates a greater instability and a worse experience for the end user. If you want to have weird issues with internet connectivity, file access, annoying pop ups, install Norton 360.
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27 May 2009   #69
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kenvista27 View Post
I'm one of the older guys who has experienced the computer from the Sinclair,Commodore,win 3.1 to todays xp/vista and now windows 7. In the time of transition, science continues to throw up the unexpected in quantum physics and the like. The concept of the home computer from IBM to Bill Gates -microsoft was a huge advance. Then the internet. Then information on anything to everything - Google. Mass media -mass contacting.

Yet, I find issues still -on Norton 360.3 [it's latest product]. I wish I could get an email on my desktop for 7.

The MAC is stable. Yet windows 7 looks no different to vista . I'm Home premium too. Netbooks etc or any other keyboard system set constraints, not the ability of electrons to flow in miniscule sytems. So in the long run-what is a computer system designed for --home,casual,games,business.

My initial reactions to rc1 [ultimate --whatever that means ] is bitter disappointment. But time will tell --or the state of Microsoft on what now is it's proper role. Change for change sake,is no way ahead.

Maybe Bill Gates needs to hands on with the new generation of 7. Even the name is way off base.
i thought this topic was to express your views about the three app limit of windows starter edition? not to compare Mac & PC and to axe the UI of windows seven. TBH there reasons for not majorly changing the UI from vista to seven is probably because it looks good and it works, if it aint broken don't fix it. And the name isn't way of basis it's the seventh version of windows so its called windows seven. ↓

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The very first release of Windows was Windows 1.0, the second was Windows 2.0, the third Windows 3.0. Here's where things get a little more complicated. Following Windows 3.0 was Windows NT which was code versioned as Windows 3.1. Then came Windows 95, which was code versioned as Windows 4.0. Then, Windows 98, 98 SE and Windows Millennium each shipped as 4.0.1998, 4.10.2222, and 4.90.3000, respectively. So we're counting all 9x versions as being 4.0. Windows 2000 code was 5.0 and then we shipped Windows XP as 5.1, even though it was a major release we didn't want to change code version numbers to maximize application compatibility. That brings us to Windows Vista, which is 6.0. So we see Windows 7 as our next logical significant release and 7th in the family of Windows releases...There's been some fodder about whether using 6.1 in the code is an indicator of the relevance of Windows 7. It is not. Windows 7 is a significant and evolutionary advancement of the client operating system. It is in every way a major effort in design, engineering and innovation. The only thing to read into the code versioning is that we are absolutely committed to making sure application compatibility is optimized for our customers
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28 May 2009   #70
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

That last quote was kind of confusing, but a good post. Rep'd.
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