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April 13, 2009 at 8:54 pm #161879orb9220Member
Just downed the 7077 build and installed on my main system for giggles and always like trying new OS’es and such.
And can’t really find the justification for Windows 7 or Vista so please ed-du-ate me!
I found it incompatible with a few of my apps. But that is not 7’s fault as it is still a RC release and 3rd party apps haven’t caught up yet. But overall a already solid OS with a few bugs I am sure will disappear with time.
I always like things lean and mean and wow for flexibility and speed. But don’t see any real advantages over my choice of WinXP pro and why I never moved to Vista.
I also have had dual boot with Ubuntu on and off but is lacking in the apps department for Image and Video editing tools I need. And no Gimp will not cut it for me.
But anyone know of deeper under the hood reasons of windows 7over XP I would be grateful for the info. As may move to it at a later date.
Thanks.April 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm #188974Jonny BlondMember
Win7 looks better and is easer and faster to do tasks that can be complicated IF you aren’t a pc wiz. ( ie network file sharing, streaming all your media over the web so you can accsess it remotely ( for free )
i would suggest the main reason to use it is as it dose work well XP will become unsupported and obsolete for 3rd party, updates etc. there fore you will be use to how 7 works and where they have hidden the options when you HAVE TO switch.April 14, 2009 at 9:29 pm #188976MrMarcMember
Personally, the collective reason for me loving 7 so much is that it captures the visual sleekness of Vista while maintaining a near identical level of performance to how XP would run on modern hardware. I’ll admit that one shallow thing I love so much is the dynamic changing wallpapers – does anyone else love that as much as I do?! 😀
If you’ve used Vista and become accustomed to it, you’ll especially know what I mean, it’s so much slicker. UAC is much less intrusive with 7 and is easier to disable completely than Vista. Surprisingly, with the NC10 in mind it doesn’t murder the battery as quickly as you might think and given a couple of exceptions it’s hardware support is superb.
Windows 7 is a huge thumbs up for me, running of build 7057. I can’t wait for the final release, I’m genuinely excited for using it, the beta is already my primary OS on the netbook and my desktop.April 14, 2009 at 10:37 pm #188975orb9220Member
Yep visual appeal is great. But for me a few no-go as love to use Nero 6.6.016 last nero I will use and is not compatible with 7 but that’s not 7’s fault. As Nero 8 and 9 are bloatware city. Played a bit with some of the free alternatives but just wasn’t the same.
Also found couldn’t use my very useful D-Link airplus g wireless utility. Very useful with real-time bar for strength and gives on the Fly TX connection speed. Which is useful for me it how reliable a connection is. Don’t get the 3bar 5bar good or excellent messages as not very informative if still having problems with connection due to high S/N ratios with is reflected in the Tx rate changing a lot from 11,24,36,54Mbs tells me why the connection is flaky.
And Tmac changer v5 was a no-go tho the author told me he will be having a update soon as it is more of a installer issue than a program issue.
Beyond that all my other programs seemed to run fine. And was impressed with it overall.
Would be all Ubuntu if they could come out with some decent Image and video editing programs on par with Lightroom and higher end Video editing. And decent CD and DVD burning software which is still young missing features and not developed fully yet.
But on the whole I would have to say fairly impressed with the Beta’s compared to Vista and even winXP was more problematic when it was in early release. So I guess they are actually learning from their mistakes.
Also does win7 have the desktop rotating window app stack for selecting open apps? I kinda like that when I saw it in Vista.April 15, 2009 at 6:53 pm #188971TheRingMember
have to say i really like windows 7. i was an early adopter (day 1) of vista and actually thought it was a good os. but after time the little niggles like poor copying, file managment and memory managment ruined the “wowÂ£ factor.
this may happen with windows 7 to but at the moment it seems like a streamlined code with better resource managment. The fact i have a spare pc running it with only 1gb ram yet it feels as fast as my quadcore running vista is a testament.
i prefer the more subtle visual effects of 7 as opposed to vista and the taskbar is a great addition although not the mac killer visual they make it out to be.April 16, 2009 at 9:19 am #188973emeowwwMember
Also does win7 have the desktop rotating window app stack for selecting open apps? I kinda like that when I saw it in Vista.
Yes, press [Windows Key] + [Tab]
Windows 7 is what Vista was originally meant to be, and that’s a plus if you can ignore the fact it’s more of a resource and battery hog compared to XP, despite it being more secure and user friendly (and maybe more stable?).April 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm #188972SideburntMember
All of the above, but don’t forget that (Geek Hat)
Windows 7’s kernel has been tweaked for longer idling time for the CPU/GPU and even allows it to run at lower frequency. Which means longer battery life to me and your mum.May 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm #188977complyordieMember
“Yep visual appeal is great.”
You’re mental mate. I am running Windows 7 and am disapointed and alarmed that it looks just as shit as Vista.
I’m not sure how it happens that well paid designers can copy design elements and still make them look worse.
Copying stuff is being professional, copying stuff and not making it better is just being rubbish.
Sorry for the rant but it is crap, runs ok tho but less battery life than XP, think I will switch back.May 11, 2009 at 8:08 am #188970jezMember
hehe good to see some passion in a post lol!
I think that people will always have personal preferences and one thing I have learnt is that you can’t please everyone.
I actually think the “visual appeal” is one of the less interesting aspects of the new OS. But XP does everything I need right now so the push to upgrade is much less than eg ’98 to XP where software seemed to go “XP only” quite quickly.
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