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What do you think about Windows 7?


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:46 PM

Official site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/

What are your opinions of Windows 7? Do you think it will be better or worse than Vista?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:25 AM

Hopefully better, but that site looks like its kind of keeping every feature hush hush.
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:43 PM

Right now, the only people that have it are developers whose products need to integrate with the OS, and a few reviewers. Anybody else that may be doing beta testing would have been required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and would not be allowed to talk about it. Neither would the developers that have early access. So for now, details are going to be a bit sketchy. The developer's blog I linked to here will give you more info than you will get on any ten sites though. :huh:

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:53 PM

As long as it installs out of the box without requiring 3 clicks to launch a program, it's better than Vista in my book. :huh:


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#5 Lloyd T

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:20 PM

I read something in the Internet about the current version suppressing most UAC warnings. I've also heared that this caused some programs (like VMware) to not be compatible with Windows 7.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:47 AM

I like Win7. I tried it at a friends house when it was around M2. Seems faster, couldn't see many changes yet. I've read some articles about it on Lifehacker.The new design looks good, the taskbar looks pretty nice too. They did some tests and it barely boots faster than Vista, but a lot faster than XP which would be a plus. I'll wait until beta for a better decision though.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:12 PM

It looks pretty cool. I'm probably not going to upgrade from vista to it though, at least not for a few years which may be when Windows 8 comes out XD .
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:23 PM

I'll upgrade to it - just because I like to help with Windows issues.
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:49 PM

I just wanted to pop in a few excerpts that I found useful.

Quoted from Microsoft.com
[What is Windows 7?]

It's the next version of Windows for PCs, and it's the result of working hand-in-hand with our partners and with people who use Windows in the real world every day. We're paying particular attention to the things they're telling us are important to them and will make their PCs work the way they want them to—things like enhanced reliability, responsiveness, and faster boot and shut-down. We're also trying to make their everyday tasks easier, like connecting and syncing devices, browsing the web, and managing a home network.

Of course, we're also working on new capabilities, so people will be able to do things with Windows 7 that were difficult (or perhaps impossible) to do with PCs before. Finally, we're working hard to ensure that Windows 7 will run on any PC and work with any program that works today with Windows Vista, so upgrading from Windows Vista will be easy.


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[Features of Windows 7]

Windows 7 includes a number of new features, such as advances in touch, speech, and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, and kernel improvements.

According to reports sent to TG Daily,[21] the Milestone 1 build of Windows 7 adds support for systems using multiple heterogeneous graphics cards from different vendors and a new version of Windows Media Center.[21] New features in Milestone 1 also reportedly include Gadgets being integrated into Windows Explorer, a Gadget for Windows Media Center, the ability to visually pin and unpin items from the Start Menu and Taskbar, improved media features, the XPS Essentials Pack being integrated, Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), and a multiline Calculator featuring Programmer and Statistics modes along with unit conversion.

Reports indicate that a feedback tool included in Milestone 1 lists some coming features: the ability to store Internet Explorer settings on a Windows Live account, updated versions of Paint and WordPad, and a 10-minute install process.[45] In addition, improved network connection tools might be included.

Many new items have been added to the Control Panel including: Accelerators, ClearType Text Tuner, Display Color Calibration Wizard, Gadgets, Infrared, Recovery, Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, System Icons, Windows Solution Center, and Display.[46] Windows Security Center has been renamed the Windows Solution Center (Windows Health Center in earlier builds) which encompass both security and maintenance of the computer.

The taskbar has seen the biggest visual changes, where the Quick Launch has been merged with the buttons to create an enhanced taskbar or what Microsoft internally refers to as the "Superbar". This enhanced taskbar also enables the Jump Lists feature to allow easy access to common tasks.[47]

According to released PDC 2008, which was held 27-30 October 2008, session information, Windows 7 discussions will cover "enhancements to the taskbar, Start Menu, thumbnails and their desktop elements",[48] a new networking API with support for building SOAP based web services in native code (as opposed to.NET based WCF web services),[49] new features to shorten application install times, reduced UAC prompts, simplified development of installation packages,[50] and improved globalization support through a new Extended Linguistic Services API.[51]

Windows 7 will also contain a new FireWire (IEEE 1394) stack that fully supports IEEE 1394b with S800, S1600 and S3200 data rates.[52]



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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:28 AM

I really do like Windows 7 so far, and considering it was only released at PDC and it feels this solid, it sounds like it's going to be an awesome release :D

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:04 PM

The public beta should be out soon and what I have heard from the 6801 build (the one gave out from PDC) Windows 7 will be phenomenal

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 10:45 PM

I too, am looking forward to the release of Windows7. :huh:
I am leap frogging from XP SP3, to Windows7.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:41 PM

I'll probably upgrade to Windows 7 in 2018, when the bugs have been fixed. I'll upgrade first to Windows Vista at around 2015.

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 11:10 AM

Will there be an upgrade that could take XP up to 7?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 09:24 AM

I'll probably upgrade to Windows 7 in 2018, when the bugs have been fixed. I'll upgrade first to Windows Vista at around 2015.


That would mean you're still using Windows 98. ;)


Will there be an upgrade that could take XP up to 7?


There should be, right? I mean, they know some people (if not most) opted to wait until Windows 7, so they must have some option. Although that's not my option because I always "clean install."

Edited by JMacalinao, 04 December 2008 - 09:26 AM.





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