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#1 abx

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:14 AM

Does anyone know whether Windows 7 will be closer in operation to Windows Vista or Windows XP? I still have Windows XP because I thought Windows Vista would be a whole new learning experience for me and I did not want to undertake all that new learning. Thank you. abx

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:54 AM

Windows 7 is different from Vista, which is different from XP.
You're going to have to learn a new OS and the learning curve to Win7 won't be that much steeper than the learning curve to Vista.

For most people the transition will involve learning the differences for typing a document, sending email, using the internet browser, and navigating the OS to find your stuff.
This is fairly easy to do and haven't changed all that much from Windows XP. At work we've got people upgrading to Vista with the same concerns - and once they've started they're usually surprised at how easy it is.

So, in short, it depends on what you want to do with it.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

Coming from XP pro to Windows 7 wasn't as big of jump as I thought it would be. There are quite a few changes to the OS but they integrate seamlessly. My biggest snag so far is I don't like the new start menu. I am used to having everything I need at a moments click. I am sure it will only take some rearranging to get everything where I want it. The Task bar features are Awesome.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 12:07 AM

I don't care much about windows. No matter how cool, fast, blinky windows 7,8,9 or 10 will be, I won't switch as long as it is closed source. I like poking around in code, adapt things to my needs, fix bugs I discover, talk with developers on irc. Well, I just love that productive community feeling and even earn money by adapting OS software for companies. Linux already has enough marked share so that almost all hardware is supported, what really is important is to fight for open document formats, open protocols and against software patents. Thats the only problem I see. In a perfect world without propriatery formats and idiotic patents everyone could use an operating system of his choice, share his data and play any media without trouble on any device. We are slowly moving towards that state, but there is still a long way to go.




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