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Windows Vista v. Windows 7


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#1 abx

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:33 AM

I have Windows XP on my computer right now. I need a new computer. Should I buy a new computer with Windows Vista now or wait until Windows 7 is available? I don't like to change operating systems after I buy a new computer. Can anyone tell me specifically what Windows 7 has that Windows Vista does not have? Is it worth the wait for Windows 7? Thank you. abx

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 06:44 AM

Hi

From what I have heard, Windows 7 is everything that Vista should have been and addresses many issues that people had with Vista.
It's expected to be released around Christmas, so if I were you I'd wait till then. :huh:
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 06:46 AM

In short, and among other features, the most obvious change is in the User Experience (UX).
Getting used to Vista after XP was more difficult than getting used to Win7 after Vista.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:21 AM

Hi

From what I have heard, Windows 7 is everything that Vista should have been and addresses many issues that people had with Vista.
It's expected to be released around Christmas, so if I were you I'd wait till then. :huh:



This post pretty much sums it up. I fyou really need a new computer just buy one then do the upgrade to 7 when it comes out.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:11 PM

Microsoft has stated (unofficially, of course) that they'll be offering upgrades to Win7 as a part of a package when buying a Vista system. So keep your eyes open for the offer!
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:13 PM

Being a Windows Xp Pro user for several years. I have had very few problems using the New windows 7 interface, Thankfully most of the problems have been limited to either user error or software compatibility both of which will clear up by themselves. I think Microsoft has finally done their homework on this one.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 11:46 PM

Microsoft has stated (unofficially, of course) that they'll be offering upgrades to Win7 as a part of a package when buying a Vista system. So keep your eyes open for the offer!

Supposedly any computer bought on or after June 28, 2009 will be eligible for the free upgrade, so you might just wait until the end of June.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:51 PM

Hey you guys, I've been running Windows 7 for years, except I don't call it Windows 7.

I simply call it Linux, with KDE. And it never crashes.

Way to go Microsft, a OS that works!

Ooops, I was just told that my OS is open Source. Thanks Linus and Rich and the Open Source Community.

Woo Hoo

Edited by RandomUser, 27 March 2009 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:32 PM

Hey you guys, I've been running Windows 7 for years, except I don't call it Windows 7.

I simply call it Linux, with KDE. And it never crashes.

Way to go Microsft, a OS that works!

Ooops, I was just told that my OS is open Source. Thanks Linus and Rich and the Open Source Community.

Woo Hoo

Hey, I heard that that there Lunix thingy was a hacker operating system! it say so right here: http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:36 AM

Hey you guys, I've been running Windows 7 for years, except I don't call it Windows 7.

I simply call it Linux, with KDE. And it never crashes.

Way to go Microsft, a OS that works!

Ooops, I was just told that my OS is open Source. Thanks Linus and Rich and the Open Source Community.

Woo Hoo

Hey, I heard that that there Lunix thingy was a hacker operating system! it say so right here: http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.12.2.42056.2147.html


:huh: Nice AA, where did you find that?
Don't mind me, I'm just lurking.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 11:59 AM

:huh: Nice AA, where did you find that?

I think it was featured on a TechTV program a few years ago. Also, StumbleUpon.

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:33 PM

:huh: Nice AA, where did you find that?

I think it was featured on a TechTV program a few years ago. Also, StumbleUpon.

TechTV Video on YouTube

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:50 PM

:huh: :huh: :thumbup2:

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:24 PM

If your son has requested a new "processor" from a company called "AMD", this is genuine cause for alarm. AMD is a third-world based company who make inferior, "knock-off" copies of American processor chips. They use child labor extensively in their third world sweatshops, and they deliberately disable the security features that American processor makers, such as Intel, use to prevent hacking.

REALLY? WHO IS THIS GUY? :huh: :huh:

LOL! I CANT EVEN FINSIH THIS WITH A STRAIT FACE.

Edited by xXAlphaXx, 03 April 2009 - 12:25 PM.

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