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      01-08-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Already? Gotta love Windows. They release shit operating systems(vista), barely attempt to fix them and just start working on their next OS.

So getting a Mac on my next laptop.
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      01-08-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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From looks of the screen shots it looks like an enhanced XP with some Vista flare. Very unoriginal. Figures
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So is Vista akin to Windows ME?
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So is Vista akin to Windows ME?
Yes.

ME:Vista::XP:Windows7
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      01-09-2009, 02:22 AM   #6
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Yes.

ME:Vista::XP:Windows7
I'm not sure I understand that... Windows 7 is an improved Vista from what I've read.
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I'm not sure I understand that... Windows 7 is an improved Vista from what I've read.
yeah...if you read that correctly, it would be ME is to Vista as XP is to Windows 7
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      01-09-2009, 02:40 AM   #8
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What will interest me is how Windows7 will use touch screen technology. I'd love to see a touch screen MacBook Pro someday.
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yeah...if you read that correctly, it would be ME is to Vista as XP is to Windows 7
I read it and parsed it correctly, but didn't quite grok it. I thought you were talking about development evolution... as in ME evolved into Vista and XP evolved into 7. My bad.
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I actually love Microsoft XP. I honestly prefer it to OS X in terms of getting the things that I need to get done, done. I find it to be incredibly tunable and stable.

I had a brief fling with Vista when I bought a new laptop and I thought it was an abomination. However, it was pretty, and a lot of old people and wannabe trendy teenagers liked it.

If Windows 7 really is XP in a Vista suit, it'll definitely be a winner.
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      01-09-2009, 04:04 AM   #11
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I actually love Microsoft XP. I honestly prefer it to OS X in terms of getting the things that I need to get done, done. I find it to be incredibly tunable and stable.

If Windows 7 really is XP in a Vista suit, it'll definitely be a winner.
+1, and this is coming from a diehard Mac fanatic and someone who worked for Apple. After using XP (new job in finance requires it), I have to say I like XP more. I'm much more efficient at getting things done, although graphically it's obviously not as nice as OS X.
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+1, and this is coming from a diehard Mac fanatic and someone who worked for Apple. After using XP (new job in finance requires it), I have to say I like XP more. I'm much more efficient at getting things done, although graphically it's obviously not as nice as OS X.
precisely why I don't exactly love macs. PCs = cut and dry
MACs = fancy gui and easy to use
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      01-09-2009, 08:00 PM   #13
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Got Windows 7 yesterday through my MSDN subscription.

To start with, I installed Windows 7 on a relatively low-end PC (a Compaq desktop with a 2.66GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1GB RAM and a GeForce 6200 PCI graphics card with 256MB memory) that was previously running Vista Ultimate w/SP1 and that handled Vista reasonably well with the Aero interface turned off. First impression is that Windows 7 appears to be slower, especially the display. So, I question if Windows 7 will really be more forgiving of lower-end PCs than Vista was. I have yet to try it on any of the higher-powered PCs I have, including a new HP Quad-core Q6600 2.4GHz with 8MB memory and AMD Radeon 3650 with 512MB memory that is currently running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.

I think I'm going to declare Windows 7 as Vista 1.1. I was really hoping that Windows 7 would be more like XP than Vista. IMHO, it isn't! Anyone that was hoping Windows 7 would be more like XP than Vista, especially with regard to its user interface, is probably going to be disappointed. Windows 7 is very similar to Vista and is obviously built on it. If you were coming from XP and having a hard time adapting to Vista's user interface you're not going to find Windows 7 to be any better. More useless eye candy!

Nit Pick: The icons in the task bar are too wide and use up too much space. They can be made smaller in size but are still spaced too far apart.

Windows Explorer is about the same as it was in Vista. Rubbish! I use Explorer a LOT and have always been frustrated by the version in Vista. It sucked! So does the version in Windows 7. Anyone know if you can transplant Explorer from XP into Vista?

Sorry for the neagtivity but on first impressions I'm not too impressed! Looks like another over-hyped version of Windows and an incremental update to Vista.

Just my 5c.
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Got Windows 7 yesterday through my MSDN subscription.

To start with, I installed Windows 7 on a relatively low-end PC (a Compaq desktop with a 2.66GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1GB RAM and a GeForce 6200 PCI graphics card with 256MB memory)
I stopped reading about there.

1gb of ram with a 64 bit OS isn't wise. It barely meets the recommended specs specified for Vista even.
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I stopped reading about there.

1gb of ram with a 64 bit OS isn't wise. It barely meets the recommended specs specified for Vista even.
I installed the 32 bit version of Windows 7, not the 64 bit, on that PC. I did it to see if it would install and run on a low powered PC as one of the claims is that Windows 7's hardware requirements are less than Vista's. I doubt it and suspect that people with older PCs will still need to get something newer and powerful for Windows 7 just as was the case for Vista. Anyway, regardless of performance, it looks to me like the look-and-feel of Windows 7 is much the same as Vista and thus a far cry from XP.
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There are plenty of 64-bit operating systems that run perfectly well with 1GB of memory for day-to-day tasks, Vista just isn't one of them, ostensibly.
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Got it on a virtual machine on my MBP...seems to run good. Just doing some compatibility tests. Initially not too impressed.
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Totally not impressed, rather have XP instead. They managed to make their OS worse and worse, incredible
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Already? Gotta love Windows. They release shit operating systems(vista), barely attempt to fix them and just start working on their next OS.

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I actually love Microsoft XP. I honestly prefer it to OS X in terms of getting the things that I need to get done, done. I find it to be incredibly tunable and stable.

I had a brief fling with Vista when I bought a new laptop and I thought it was an abomination. However, it was pretty, and a lot of old people and wannabe trendy teenagers liked it.

If Windows 7 really is XP in a Vista suit, it'll definitely be a winner.
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7 is actually pretty fast on slower computers, but it doesnt have all the drivers for every manufacturer yet. So if your video or something else is slow... remember this is still beta. I first had it installed about a year ago and it really sucked with some of the drivers, its getting better..

But maybe i am biased since i work for the evil empire , though i have nothing to do with the OS .
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