win 7 compared to the rest

November 27, 2009 at 02:38:59
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 4.087 GHz / 3199 MB
so i am looking at the win7 forum here on computing net and notice a massive difference between the amount of issues relating to win7 compared with win XP and Vista,
MY question is?

A, are people now smarter?
B, is win 7 so much better?
c, do less people use these forums?

personally i think Win 7 is so much better..

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#1
November 27, 2009 at 04:45:33
The number of folks running Windows 7 is probably a lot less than Vista or WinXP.

That said, Windows 7 is better than Vista and has some nice features that WinXP didn't have.


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#2
November 27, 2009 at 05:22:17
Win7 is only a couple months old, whereas Vista is 3 years-old and XP is a ripe old 8. There's not been enough "user-hours" put into Win7 to have many issues crop up yet. But initial impressions appear positive---though occasionally too much so:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#3
November 27, 2009 at 13:05:38
I doubts it.

Maybe.

Yes.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
November 27, 2009 at 18:11:43
As hinted in the comments above, there's only so much inquiries -- so far -- about Windows 7, compared to XP, because the new OS only manages 2% desktop deployment vs. XP's 70%. In reality, there's going to be more inquiries as more people migrate to the latest OS, though it won't be as much as XP's because of the features and improvements in Windows 7.

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#5
November 28, 2009 at 00:27:38
MMm ok, however in the first months of xp and vista there were vastly more enquiries withing the first months as i remember,and although 7 has only been taken up by 2% of the computer user community at this time, that is vastly more "numerically" than say vista, and certainly the initial roll out of xp,but i get the point of the above comment, it seems you are all expecting a large increase in traffic over the coming months. personally i cannot imagine that happening as the upgrade process, win 7 ready and compatability apps do such a good job,i think the lack of enquiries show both quality of win7, and the growing expertise of the "average" user, that said i suppose there still as many nerds out there who will buy new machines and know anything..thanks for the input.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#6
November 28, 2009 at 09:57:22
"and the growing expertise of the "average" user"

IMHO, the above statement is the opposite of my observations. The commercials try to indicate that using a computer is no more complicated than turning on your TV. Especially if you buy a Mac. This has spawned a generation of users with unrealistic expectations.


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#7
November 28, 2009 at 15:40:44
"...commercials try to indicate that using a computer is no more complicated than turning on your TV."

"This has spawned a generation of users with unrealistic expectations."

100% wholeheartedly agree. And users are now more likely to point fingers at their hardware or software than at themselves when something goes awry...


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#8
November 28, 2009 at 17:45:56
...and those users will crowd into this forum until it's SRO.

Just give 'em a little time to pooch their machines.

Skip


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#9
November 28, 2009 at 22:39:50
"Just give 'em a little time to pooch their machines"

Lmao I agree.


Likely

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#10
December 1, 2009 at 01:40:13
Windows 7 is better in my opinion.

http://www.geekpolice.net/windows-7...


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#11
January 4, 2010 at 10:41:56
win7 is slow compare to xp and not much improved over vista

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#12
January 4, 2010 at 11:02:45
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You must be XP die hard. Again, read my response to your other post in the thread at the link below.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#13
January 4, 2010 at 13:57:56
I have used w95, w98, wXP, and now w7. Windows 95 was a revolution. Windows 98 was a well refined (perfected) 95. Windows ME was a disaster (95 architecture with a whole bunch of new stuff it couldn't quite run). On windows XP, they took the proven NT business architecture and made what ME should have been. Vista was a problem for many (but not all) -- it was a rush job again --- it took them 3 more years to refine vista into windows 7 which it should have been from the beginning (I guess it was tougher to top XP than they thought it would be).
I am using Windows 7 now on an machine I built for it with modern hardware, and still I had to download some drivers that were not yet included with the hardware. (I still only have limited support for my 2 year old HP printer - HP didn't bother to write the drivers). I am very satisfied with the results - I just wish they would have improved support for cross-platform home networking with my other XP machines.
Most of the Windows 7 problems that I see here are related to either hardware/drivers or upgrading older XP machines. Probably most newer vista machines can make the transition easily enough, but only those with the newest XP machines that were not designed 'on-the-cheap' could make the transition if you did your homework. (very glad I didn't try that one myself)

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#14
January 4, 2010 at 14:59:16
Well, I loved Windows XP for a long time and it served me really well. I originally bought a new laptop which came with Vista already installed and I wasn't particularly fond of it. Just seemed to make life more difficult than it needed to be, and too many hindrances to what I wanted to do.

I've used Windows 7 for a little while and from what I can tell, it seems like a good step forward. Though I do think they need to roll out a service pack to sort a few of the bugs that have cropped up.

All that aside, I prefer to use a Mac! So much easier for my web work =p

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#15
January 4, 2010 at 16:05:46
I have never owned a copy of vista so is to say I really don't know much about it. However I have been handed god knows how many machines with vista installed and asked to make them work like they did when XP was on them. I refused at first to go to vista myself as I did not want to be a lab rat for microsoft. "Let them fix it then I'll buy it." They never fixed it in my opinion so I never bought it. I liked my XP, I had all my buggs worked out and had it streamlined for me. :) All was good. Then 7 comes out with this RC that I can use for free for a little while, I didn't download until August. Yeah I got sucked in. I dual booted 7 and XP thinking I probibly wouldn't keep it at least not past the freebee. It only took 3 days and I was using 7 more than XP.

I now have 7 triple booted with 2 different versions of Linux. I am trying to learn Linux for school. It's hard because i am so used to windows. It's the GUI that is slowing me down. I have gotten lazy with point and click lol.

Is 7 better or the best? I don't honestly know. For the most part I like it. This hole permissions thing is meesing with me and the 2 XP machines on my small home network but, I am working around it. I know there are things that XP supposedly does better but, I don't do those things I guess.

All in all I am happy I have 7 and happy my boss paid for it :).

Likely


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

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#16
February 21, 2010 at 09:52:29
FWIW---while the introduction of Win7 has been received quite well, according to these stats, it still lags far behind XP (which, granted, is in decline) and even slightly behind Vista (somewhat of a surprise) as of January:

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/b...

XP at one point appeared to even gain ground slightly while Vista was losing (June-July '09). Win2K is now virtually just a blip on the screen.


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