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Windows 7: Windows 8 in 2012, Beta as Early as 2011

02 Jul 2010   #21
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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my problem with windows releasing so close to each other is the cost.
i essentially have to throw out my old OS that i paid good money for for the next one. sure theres upgrade version but that is still not cheap, your still 100$+
Why? Do you really have to upgrade right away?

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There are several problems that many IT guys are going to run into in the next 10 years if MS keeps to the trend and people continue buying PC's with Windows.

You will have environments that will nave numerous different OS's, there will be little conformity in the environment. Specialization in particular fields will be a necessity that not just any schmo off the street (like today) will be able to come in and work on a system and fix it.
If they release them closer together, the compatibility issues will be less.


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02 Jul 2010   #22
z3r010

 

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Do you really have to upgrade right away?.
Hell yeah.
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02 Jul 2010   #23
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

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Any linux based OS is only a fraction of what Windows OS's are. They are not even in the same league. Windows share of the market tells the story.

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For a home user linux leaves nothing out, i love ubuntu as a matter of fact. However there are reasons you dont see linux systems in a corporate environment. In addition to that, you do have to pay for Red hat which is probably the only linux you possibly might see in a business.

To top it off, if Linux was just as good as Windows everyone and every business would be using it because its free. But as we know thats not the case...
Only a fraction? Just because Windows has the majority market share doesn't mean Linux isn't used.

Not in a corporate environment? You're kidding, right?

It is as good as Windows, just not as user friendly. Windows is a point and click environment for any user to come along and pick up. Linux isn't.
your talking opinion im talking facts... example, Windows does hold 90% of the market share. That is a fact. To me that tells me something about which one is more liked.

you saying linux is as good as Windows is obviously only your opinion. with all do respect

and yes not in corporate. Besides Red hat, which companies use a linux distro as there companies main OS?
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02 Jul 2010   #24
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
If they release them closer together, the compatibility issues will be less.
To a degree,, it all depends on what changes they do make from one OS to the next.
How much backward compatibility they remove, etc.

If they stick to a single platform (which I think they will for a while) then it should be ok. But that won't be forever, and if we are talking every 3 to 5 years of a new OS.
You could be looking at 6 to 8 different Windows OS's in a single environment, From NT4 to Win 10.
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02 Jul 2010   #25
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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your talking opinion im talking facts... example, Windows does hold 90% of the market share. That is a fact. To me that tells me something about which one is more liked.

you saying linux is as good as Windows is obviously only your opinion. with all do respect

and yes not in corporate. Besides Red hat, which companies use a linux distro as there companies main OS?
Windows got 90% of the marketshare because of Bill Gates's savvy business mind when he got contracts to put Windows on the early PCs.

MS continued its dominance with those contracts, and the fact that people became ingrained with an easy-to-use OS.

Again, the reason Windows is popular with the average user is because it is a point and click OS. People with a very wide range of IQs can use it.

If we judged "how good" an OS is by its features, Mac OS would win out, because it comes with a lot of functionality out of the box (advanced image editing, video editing etc)

OS-wise, Linux is just as good as Windows, only it has a steeper learning curve. BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT BAD.

Linux is simply geared towards a different audience than Windows.

How is it so inferior to Windows? Please enlighten me.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
If they release them closer together, the compatibility issues will be less.
To a degree,, it all depends on what changes they do make from one OS to the next.
How much backward compatibility they remove, etc.

If they stick to a single platform (which I think they will for a while) then it should be ok. But that won't be forever, and if we are talking every 3 to 5 years of a new OS.
You could be looking at 6 to 8 different Windows OS's in a single environment, From NT4 to Win 10.
Yes, it could amount to many different versions in one environment. BUT, since companies and organizations don't typically upgrade immediately, that can be avoided.

Orgs will have to be careful here on out how they upgrade to avoid such problems when an OS is drastically changed code-wise (XP -> 7).
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02 Jul 2010   #26
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What about Google Chromium, the cloud etc. How much longer will we need to keep paying out for new OSs?
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02 Jul 2010   #27
maciacia1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate build 7600 32bit
 
 

I've heard that 8 will be able of handling 128bit and will boot in under 30 sec(there's post about it somewhere) any ideas if its going to happen?

Edit: also will be able to use usb 3.0 which is almost out and has transfer speed of something like 120 mb/sec
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02 Jul 2010   #28
danieladam

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

As it is true that technology advances are quicker in 3 years now, than 3 years in 1995.. we dont need a new OS personally, or even with business endeavors...but, for those who just want new things which is a HUGE market, they take advantage of me, I mean them...
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02 Jul 2010   #29
danieladam

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maciacia1 View Post
I've heard that 8 will be able of handling 128bit and will boot in under 30 sec(there's post about it somewhere) any ideas if its going to happen?

Edit: also will be able to use usb 3.0 which is almost out and has transfer speed of something like 120 mb/sec
Have not heard this, but if true, thats pretty epic...now if only 1tb SSID hard drivers weren't 3k and change.. oy vey
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02 Jul 2010   #30
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That is due to marketing. It has nothing to do with the merits or otherwise of the respective o/s.


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Any linux based OS is only a fraction of what Windows OS's are. They are not even in the same league. Windows share of the market tells the story.

_______________________________


For a home user linux leaves nothing out, i love ubuntu as a matter of fact. However there are reasons you dont see linux systems in a corporate environment. In addition to that, you do have to pay for Red hat which is probably the only linux you possibly might see in a business.

To top it off, if Linux was just as good as Windows everyone and every business would be using it because its free. But as we know thats not the case...
Only a fraction? Just because Windows has the majority market share doesn't mean Linux isn't used.

Not in a corporate environment? You're kidding, right?

It is as good as Windows, just not as user friendly. Windows is a point and click environment for any user to come along and pick up. Linux isn't.
your talking opinion im talking facts... example, Windows does hold 90% of the market share. That is a fact. To me that tells me something about which one is more liked.

you saying linux is as good as Windows is obviously only your opinion. with all do respect

and yes not in corporate. Besides Red hat, which companies use a linux distro as there companies main OS?
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