Windows Seven – Energize Your World

Windows Seven - Energize Your World

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    Luke Magnifico
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    How is this, anyone know?

    Lamb
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    not finished

    bytehead
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    Not bad. It feels finished.

    I’ll be installing the RTM code on my laptop when it comes out. I’ll probably be upgrading my desktop with it as well. It’s either Windows 7 or Server 2008, either way. (I’m running Server 2003 as a workstation currently.) Although I’m getting tired of the shit that won’t run just because it’s 2003. Not because it can’t run, they don’t want it running.

    AliceH
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    The only problems I’ve had with it so far is some ickiness with trying to get my printers to install, and we haven’t been able to get the printers to actually print over the network (the print jobs appear in the queue but never print, and we’ve got one stuck right now that we haven’t been able to get to go away). Other than that it’s felt pretty damned clean. I’m running 64-bit, build 7100. I’ll be installing Civ IV tonight, I’ll come back and whine and piss and moan if it doesn’t work properly. I skipped Vista entirely –… Read more »

    #makecasemdsgreatagain
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    is it free….of any problems?

    Dreth
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    So far it has received more acceptance in its beta stage than Vista ever did even after two years of being in the market so it can’t be all THAT bad.

    But my real question would be, is it better than WinXP?

    (To me, Vista is a downgrade)

    ack
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    My 2 cents. I have dual booted Win7 with XP on an older laptop. It is prettier, but no more functional than XP. I suggest staying with XP until you purchase a new machine and Win 7 comes with it. I would never buy it as an upgrade. Waste of money. In the mean time, if your looking for something different to break up life’s monotony – go for Ubuntu. Ubuntu is easy to learn, kind of fun to learn, highly customizable, and fits all of my needs except one – direct compatibility with MS Office (which I need for… Read more »

    Qumefox
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    ack, Not sure what issues you have with openoffice. That’s what we use solely at work and we have no problems exchanging documents with MSoffice users. You just have to remember to save in a MS supported format instead of an opendocument format.

    Dreth
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    I can’t be bothered to learn how to use Ubuntu.

    Just installing programs is a kick in the ass and I hadn’t realized I use a staggering amount of programs on Windows that I can’t find for Ubuntu. Hell even confuguring BT on it was a nightmare, I guess I don’t have the required brainpower for it. Even then, I tried to do as much as possible

    It just wasn’t fun for me.

    Ben1605
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    I feel your pain. I study computing at college and even I can’t get Ubuntu to work right…

    Dreth
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    I don’t remember exactly, since it was a few months ago, but I remember trying to get uTorrent to work, I can’t tell you if I got it to work but it just didn’t want to connect or I wasn’t able to get it installed altogether. I had no problem with hardware, that was the least of worries, but when it came to “Hey, I wanna do this” I’d search for it and would often find that no Linux versions were available of said program, it happened to often I became frustrated and decided to drop the whole thing, maybe… Read more »

    uberubermensch
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    I’ve been using Win7 betas for 6-7 months with very few problems. I remember it bluescreened uninstalling a Virtual CloneDrive but otherwise all my vista drivers work. I used vLite to fit 7000 on my Asus eee 8G, pretty awesome.

    fracked again
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    A computer geek friend of mine offered this, Vista is to 7 as ME is to XP.

    asymon
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    “Vista is to 7 as ME is to XP.”

    No, it’s hype created by Microsoft. Vista is a huge piece of crap, but Seven… won’t be better.

    #makecasemdsgreatagain
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    @ asymon
    expalian why seven sucks.

    Tyger42
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    Actually, 7 is a bug and feature fixed version of Vista that they’re trying to shill off as a whole new OS, making us pay full upgrade cost rather than issuing patches to fix Vista. Gotta love good ol’ Micro$haft. It’s the same bullshit they pulled with WIn95->Win98

    uberubermensch
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    Based on comparing how long it takes to install Win7 verses Vista, it isnt simply a fixed version of vista. It may still use a lot of the same kernel, but its been highly optimized. With the major jump being from XP to Vista, it wouldnt be a good idea to do major kernel changes 3 years later anyway.

    Kurtt
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    Kurtt

    I’m running a dual boot of Win7 RC and WinXP. So far I’ve had very very few problems with Win7 running any of my games or installing any of the drivers for my stuff (remember how bad driver installation was with Vista, at first?). I’ve been gaming on my Win7 boot more than XP. I’m using a GTX 280, which just flies on everything that I’ve tried at max settings at 1920×1200 (and up to x8 AA), DX10. So far I’m very happy with it, and it was free. I’d suggest resizing a partition or finding an old extra drive… Read more »

    AgZed
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    I installed the Build 7000 beta when it came out, and used it with a grand total of one problem until I installed the RC, which solved my one problem. And that problem was merely that Chrome didn’t want to display web pages for some reason, but I mostly use FF, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. Performance-wise, it boots a few seconds slower than a fresh install of XP on the same machine, but after you’ve logged in, it gets to that ‘usable’ stage quite a bit quicker. Games load noticeably faster, and run a bit better… Read more »

    Adrian
    Member

    it looks like half a pussy lying down…

    Ishtar
    Member

    Windows 6.1 actually, or Vista rebranded (because marketing screwed up, see “Mojave Experiment” on google or wikipedia), with some cosmetic upgrades.
    And some “features” to make UAC less annoying (and also, less secure).

    AliceH
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    Having gone into the idea of Vista enthusiastically, I can say with some certainty that 7 is not Vista rebranded. Vista was on my computer for about a day and a half when it first came out – it was simply unusable due to problems with running anything Adobe on it, or really the lack of being able to run anything Adobe on it due to chokes doing even the most simple of operations. I make my living partly from graphics and Flash work – an OS that can’t run the software I need to work is an OS that… Read more »

    stpgod
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    I’ve been running Windows 7 for months now, and recently switched to the new RC. It’s been rock solid for me, and actually quite peppy. As far as functionality, I’d say you don’t gain much over XP, although having all the drivers included is definitely a time-saver. Still a couple bugs to work out, but it runs quickly, boots quickly, and shuts down quickly. Those are what I look for in an OS. As for Ubuntu, I was in the same boat a year or two ago – tired of futzing with it to get simple things to work. But… Read more »



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