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Encrypted_Jzy0

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#1 10 years ago

Do you think that Windows 7 will be good? Do you think that it will be better then Windows Vista? Better then XP? In between? I personally think that if it were a little bit of XP and a little bit of Vista then we might have a pretty nice OS! I'm just wondering if it would be worth buying sometime in the near/far future. Thanks! :smokin:Pure_Jzy0:smokin:

Btw here's a link for a website for Windows7http://windows7news.com/




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#2 10 years ago

The only thing i can say is that it had better be much, much better than Vista.

Not that i don't like Vista (i used it), but its not exactly the big step over XP that it was supposed to be.

Hopefully they make it perform better for machines with slower processors and less ram. Vista is such a ram hog at times, its ridiculous.




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#3 10 years ago

I want a gaming OS, this won't be it.


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#4 10 years ago

Too soon to tell yet if W7 will be better than VIsta or good for gaming. One thing's for sujre though, they've learned a lot since having to hotfix all the problems with Vista. They admitted Vista was built on the fly. I think it may have never been intended to be more than just a stepping stone OS to take us from 32 bit to 64 bit. Though W& has been touted as being an OS that




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#5 10 years ago

Too soon to tell yet if W7 will be better than VIsta or good for gaming. One thing's for sure though, they've learned a lot since having to hotfix all the problems with Vista. MS has admitted Vista was built on the fly. I think it may have never been intended to be more than just a stepping stone OS to take us from 32 bit to 64 bit. Though W7 has been touted as being an OS that caters to business needs, that does not necessarily mean it won't be a good gaming OS. I would not be a bit surprised if W7 implements DX10 and multithreading better than previous OSes, and that's going to be good for gaming if it does.




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#6 10 years ago
>Omen<;4373549Too soon to tell yet if W7 will be better than VIsta or good for gaming. One thing's for sure though, they've learned a lot since having to hotfix all the problems with Vista. MS has admitted Vista was built on the fly. I think it may have never been intended to be more than just a stepping stone OS to take us from 32 bit to 64 bit. Though W7 has been touted as being an OS that caters to business needs, that does not necessarily mean it won't be a good gaming OS. I would not be a bit surprised if W7 implements DX10 and multithreading better than previous OSes, and that's going to be good for gaming if it does.

That's the normal progression that M$ has followed for about 15 years now. They launch a consumer OS, then a business OS. The biggest difference is that updates patches and changes to the consumer-level OSes happen much more frequently, and they (sometimes) wind up with a shorter lifespan. The business OSes are given much longer development cycles, as it's generally bad to piss of business clients buying tens or even hundreds of thousands of licenses at a time by rushing out halfassed patches.

The upshot? If the latest & greatest version of DX is buggy, the business OS isn't likely to get it until it isn't buggy.

Otherwise, it's just another OS. It will probably be "better" and Vista, and will probably still piss off a large number of consumers. Most businesses that do switch will probably wait a few months at least to make the change, and I'll still be using Linux.




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#7 10 years ago

Didn't they say Windows 7 was based on the same code as Vista?




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#8 10 years ago

If - and I stress if - Windows 7 is better than Vista by a decent amount, then I might bother with it. I imagine that it will just be another Vista with more glass effects though. The only advantage I can see is that when it's released it might not be as buggy as Vista was, as Microsoft will - hopefully, but unlikely - have learnt from their mistakes. I don't really mind Vista being RAM intensive... as long as you have 4GB or over you're sorted.




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#9 10 years ago
C38368;4373610The business OSes are given much longer development cycles, as it's generally bad to piss of business clients buying tens or even hundreds of thousands of licenses at a time by rushing out halfassed patches. The upshot? If the latest & greatest version of DX is buggy, the business OS isn't likely to get it until it isn't buggy.

I was going to go into the upshots of them catering to businesses a bit in my response, but I think you nailed it pretty well here. There's not much room for error when you're designing something for corporations that can't afford the down time of OS glitches and updates. W7 isn't likely to be merely the MAC beauty salon treatment Vista was. I think they know full well this time performance is of utmost priority. I just hope there won't be nothing but high priced business versions of it.




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#10 10 years ago
foodmaniac2003;4373611Didn't they say Windows 7 was based on the same code as Vista?

yes, it's built on the same code but they also said it's a more trimmed down and streamlined version of it.

Gates made it known that this will be a much smaller version of windows that vista was, with a smaller system memory footprint to a smaller installation of files on the hard drive.


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