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Poll Results: Do you prefer Windows XP or 7? Post a Poll

Poll expired: Apr 16, 2011  
  • 5% (12)
    Windows XP
  • 91% (213)
    Windows 7
  • 3% (9)
    Others... (ie, vista)
234 Total Votes  
post #111 of 133
Lol, dang! Clicked and saw the poll results, kind of a one sided question, aye? Windows 7 of course. Never had an issue that wasnt my fault.
post #112 of 133
Much prefer XP. However, I had issues with crossfiring 5 series ATI cards in XP that were never resolved. That led me to going with Win7 in my sig rig (still running XP in all of my other systems and one rig with XP64 which I vastly prefer).

Windows 7 may be pretty but I don't use an OS for it's prettiness. I prefer lean and clean which is what XP is. XP64 will be my OS of choice unless Microsoft ever gets around to releasing a barebones 64 bit OS that supports multi GPU arrays without issue (and DX10 and DX11 as well).

I've run 3dmark benches (3dMark06 for example) on the same system with XP and Win7 and XP gets much better results.
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Originally Posted by Takayanagi-Phoenix View Post
Software that is more readily supported is less prone to security threats (people should drop the virus term to begin with) in theory. It isn't the end user's responsibility if a new security hole is found in an operating system and remains unfixed longer due to lack of support from the developer. It is only the end user's responsibility to defend their system as best they can, and neither end users or security software firms can fix exploits in operating systems, all they can do is defend against them. So your point is inaccurate.

Additionally, there is more to Windows 7 than a fancy GUI. Between this and your other topics, it's clear you are an XP fanboy. The only thing I can agree with you on is Win 2k, but I'd still take Windows 7 over it. I used Windows 7 on my old amd dual core with 2GB RAM and a crap GPU. It still booted as fast as XP and had a negligible difference in performance after booting, gaming included.

Oh and before I get accused of lolstalking you, you were on this last page I loaded.
Definition of a fanboy: someone who mindlessly supports a certain company and their products. We're comparing 2 products made by the same company, how does me choosing one of them make me a fanboy? Did you even know what this meant before I typed it up for you?

Between this and your other posts, it's clear you are a troll: your reply here is as worthless as they were in other threads.

The vast majority of viruses do not get onto anyone's PC without the end user giving it the go ahead (opening attachment/downloading through dodgy websites) or by downloading it. If I take a clean XP and 7 install and install say Zone Alarm or Comodo firewall on both and leave them as they are for a week without any user interference (both with auto updates on), neither will get a virus. That's a fact.

Instead of mindlessly bashing my choice, try and support your argument with some valid points to have a reasonable discussion: you're trying to start another flame war where there's no reason to do so. Win 7 has features like ReadyBoost to get normal everyday performance comparable to XP, among other features that aren't VITAL for a PC to function. Both though, have DEP, basic firewall protection (7s is slightly more strict, still not as good as 3rd party ones like Comodo), Windows Essentials AV etc. Both are comparable but I prefer any OS that's cleaner and has as little as possible running by default (why I use Linux a lot). As for performance, like I said before it is debatable as to how much better one runs than the other. If I use an SSD, Windows 7 will win by a long shot in performance, if I use some moderately low end system with a decent HDD, XP will not use as much CPU/RAM to get similar performance in everyday tasks.
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post #114 of 133
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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
When I'm using XP, 7.

When I'm using 7, XP.

I love XP for its minimalisticness (?) but it just looks a bit too bland for my tastes. XP with a nice theme is perfect. I don't like a lot of the additional features in 7.
With you on that, the only thing I like on 7 is the taskbar and the background change but the rest to me is rubbish
post #115 of 133
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Originally Posted by tout View Post
If Windows XP had DX 10 support, I would still be using my XP Professional x64 to this day. It literally took up less than 10 GBs of space, which would be fantastic for my SSD! Has anyone made a minimalistic version of Windows 7 with just the necessary components? Vista and 7 are bloated with crap I don't have a need for... and if only Linux would play Windows games..........
eh it does have dx 10 support. But what did dx 10 bring to the table again except for fooling a couple of early adopters to buying vista? Aah aero and it was for developers where the end users just had a shinier desktop. But where did we use it in practice? You can use a magnifying glass with dx 9 and 10 screenshots next to each other and you won't find a difference. So people might say dx 10 on xp is not really dx 10 its just a hack. But in fact its just some clever people who finished something ms Shouldve done by adding those simple features to xp. In fact xp still have hardware acceleration and no hacks needed for the sound like vista/7. Xp was a good os it will still be on my boot list but 7 will be no 1 on it. Xp is just a bit more prone to crashing than 7 and more sensitive when drivers don't like each other or software don't like certain other ones.
Vista is another lovely os. Out of the box its junk. Throw it in the grinder with vlite and rip the bloated junk out and it runs like a dream. Every ms os runs wonderful if you stripe it down by removing all the unneeded junk. Make your own Windows lite for free.
post #116 of 133
windows ME anyone?

but srsly windows XP is good
windows 7 is better
windows Vista is annoying
windows ME....
post #117 of 133
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Originally Posted by -Allen- View Post
I do want to enjoy 32 fps in Crysis on high settings.
32? i get 67 on high. you got a problem if your only pulling 32
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post #118 of 133
Then try to run it on Ultra High. I bet You don't even get 32
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post #119 of 133
I've done install's of all the Win OS & found "Win 7" to be the best = less hunting down drivers.ect, besides the odd couple.
+ you can tweak any OS to the way you want it = less sevices running.ect & no eye candy if you like.
post #120 of 133
xp was good, is good, just old fashioned ui
vista didnt annoy me at all, dunno what the fuss was all about
now win7, never looked back since it's beta versions
hope win8 keeps improving
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