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i saw windows and 8 miles i thought it had to do with a movie lol
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XP has lasted 10 years,
That wasn't exactly a good thing.
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Ooooo... pretty! I really feel it's too soon though. I think W8 won't be out for many years. W7 hasn't even been fully adopted yet. I think this year will be the year people that are still on XP will move on to 7. New software is going to become much more demanding of 64-bit processing and/or DX11 (example: BF3) and XP x64 didn't really take off, therefor many on XP will be urged to finally get newer hardware with 7.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 1/4/11 at 6:27am
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It's been about 2 years since Seven has been released, I don't exactly think we need W8 yet...
I mean...I guess if by "about 2 years" you mean about 9 months from being 2 years. lol
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It's been about 2 years since Seven has been released, I don't exactly think we need W8 yet...
It has barely been over a year.
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post #46 of 98
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Also add in the fact XP slows to a crawl after a month, graphics drivers aren't as optimised and the multiple-CPU/Core stack is absolute crap.
Looks like me and you can agree on one thing.

If there's one thing that being in the IT profession can do to you, and that's make you extremely bitter towards XP. I would have been using Linux or MacOSX all this time(from 2002 - 2009) if I could see how crappy it was. I love Windows 7 though.
    
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It's like a much crappier version of Intel's Tick-Tock model.
Ok. That post wins the internet.
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Actually I'm going to have to give that title to Windows 2000. Rock solid OS.
Ya. As much as I know I will never willingly switch from Win7 to 2000, 2000 was great....
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Why the vista hate? Vista was the best MS OS IMO

I dislike W7 now that I have it. It has a bunch of useless features tied together over the vista template while they removed a couple of nice features


W7 is pretty, not much more. The taskbar icons suck, and features like aero snap are jutst a huge bother with multiple monitors.

W7 = vista with a pretty, bothersome interface.. THAT's IT

Windows vista didn't have ANY issues. I don't get why people hate it. The horror stories come from vistas installed on prebuilts with not enough ram to run it. Vista requires 600, which is not too much, yet they sold machines with 512mb of slow ram with vista, like my old HP. I had to add more ram. But it ONLY takes 600mb... That's it. W7 probably takes the same amount

Also, some of the issues came from the horrible GPU drivers that PREBUILT systems shipped with... They didn't support opengl, which angered a lot of customers. However, if you had ANY PC skills, you should've known how to install new drivers...

Vista problems were simply prebuilt problems or PEBCAK



Now... They shouldn't release this OS very soon, if they do, it won't be accepted as easily...
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Windows vista didn't have ANY issues. I don't get why people hate it. The horror stories come from vistas installed on prebuilts with not enough ram to run it. Vista requires 600, which is not too much, yet they sold machines with 512mb of slow ram with vista, like my old HP. I had to add more ram. But it ONLY takes 600mb... That's it. W7 probably takes the same amount
If I recall from the Win 7 blog, they explicitly improved memory management for Aero so that each process didn't need to keep its own copy. So memory usage is much closer to XP than Vista for 7 (still more, of course, but that's to be expected).

There's a lot of little annoying things that changed from XP to Vista though, that were improved with 7. It doesn't even seem like an upgrade to Vista, but 7 feels a lot smoother (and the new taskbar is nice). Other things (though I believe a lot was addressed in Vista's service pack) like UAC were more poorly done as well.
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