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Flash525

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#1 9 years ago

I've heard Microsoft are working on one, though can't for the life of me find any details on it. Either I'm not looking hard enough, or I'm looking in the wrong places. Does anyone know anything about it? More specifically, when it is likely to be complete. I'm thinking of buying a new computer, this one has pretty much had its shot. However, I didn't really want to buy a Vista bases system. Was going to go for XP, but then, if there is a new one a year or two away, I may just be able to hang on.




kow_ciller

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#2 9 years ago

Windows 7. Not going to be THAT different from vista. If you need to buy an OS now I would just say buy vista and you should be fine considering SP2 is about to come out soon.




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Modern Warfare

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#3 9 years ago

Supposedly W7 is just a streamlined 64 bit exclusive version of Vista. The claim is (and some seem to have verified) it's a bit faster, but as always an OS is only as good as the software/hardware that's compatible with it. While Vista has come a long way in that regard, it's still not 100%. It's been proven many times that streamlining an OS makes it faster though. There are performance versions of XP that are stripped down and much faster, some using only 100MB of RAM.

I was optimistic when I first heard about W7, then disappointed when I heard it uses the same kernel as Vista and is just a modified version of it. Now I have mixed feelings because many are saying Vista is much better now. It doesn't help that there are still many loathing it though. When is Vista going to stop being Microsoft's bastard child destined to shame? Perhaps a new name will shake that reputation.




*Daedalus

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#4 9 years ago

As said, it's Windows 7. ATM, it looks like a jazzed up Vista. But even the beta that was released a few days ago runs significantly faster than Vista (personal experience here). I'm far too tired to go into the tech specs right now, but take it that there's a lot under the hood that's been redone to make it a far faster, more stable OS.




Junk angel

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#5 9 years ago

I heard it might get released q1 2009 - mainly due to one notebook company completely ignoring vista. Though to be honest, till now I've only heard good things about win 7.

Less system strain, strongly modular etc etc. I know someone here is using the beta build




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Modern Warfare

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#6 9 years ago
The_Daedalus;4719272As said, it's Windows 7. ATM, it looks like a jazzed up Vista.

It hasn't even been named yet, W7 is just the temp name, and it IS merely a streamlined version of Vista. It doesn't just look like it, it was built on it. Vista 32/64 bit was merely a stepping stone to take us to this eventual exclusive 64 bit version.




jjz-

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#7 9 years ago

No, vista was supposed to be a full 32/64 bit os, it just failed. Windows Vista was not meant to be a stepping stone, but the next generation operating system; however, because of the failure, it just happened that way.

They would not be rushing windows 7 so fast if windows vista did well.




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Modern Warfare

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#8 9 years ago

jjz-;4719863No, vista was supposed to be a full 32/64 bit os, it just failed. Windows Vista was not meant to be a stepping stone, but the next generation operating system; however, because of the failure, it just happened that way.

They would not be rushing windows 7 so fast if windows vista did well.

That is what you believe because that is the way it was marketed. All along MS wanted to convert to 64 bit exclusively. I'm not saying the transition happened the way they planned but they did plan eventually going 64 bit exclusive. This is a good thing, not bad. An OS that is a 32/64 bit hybrid is just more problematic concerning software support. Software authors need to get on the 64 bit bandwagon and forget 32 bit. :rolleyes:

And again, "Windows 7", IS Vista with a makeover. And I never said the original Vista wasn't supposed to be 32/64 bit, I said it's a mere stepping stone to 64 bit, in fact it itself is becoming 64 bit exclusive because W7 IS VISTA REDONE, how many times do you need hear that? You can call it whatever you want but if it's built on the Vista kernel, has Vista's looks and core features, it's basically still Vista even though 64 bit exclusive.

Like the old saying,..."If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck". Furthermore, those too stubborn to jump aboard 64 bit exclusivity can use Vista (or XP until it's finally dead and gone). Thus Vista works as a stepping stone forward and is there for backwards compatibility.




jjz-

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#9 9 years ago

Oh it is most certainly good that we are going 64 bit. I agree fully.

But, "That is what you believe because that is the way it was marketed.", do you have proof that this was their intention? To make vista a stepping stone? If you don't, then I can say right back at you that you believe it was a stepping stone because of some other reason, such as the windows 7 rush.




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Modern Warfare

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#10 9 years ago

You honestly don't believe that they wanted to keep us using 32 bit do you? Or that they expected Vista to stick around as long as XP once people got a taste of 64 bit? Progress goes forward not backward, if you do not see the sense in it I will not dig up the interviews with MS employees to satisfy you. I also live near MS' HQ in the NW, have a few friends working for MS, and have met programmers here and there. I'm sure you probably will think that a ruse though.




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