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Old 04-07-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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Who tried it ? Who's using it ?

I have it since it came with my laptop. I have the Home Premium (in french). I love it, a big improvement over Vista, and I have to say it, over XP too. When XP came out and when Vista came out too, for me, XP was the best Windows. Now, 7 became my favorite one.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:08 AM   #2
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I don't own a Windows 7 computer but have to deal with them every day at work. Sure it has a slick interface but it is the system that has given us the most problems. We get netbooks which have identical hardware but are sold as different models because of the included OS. A fresh install of XP will run flawlessly while 7 has such high resource usage that just surfing the internet while listening to an mp3 causes extreme stuttering in the sound even after disabling Aero. Needless to say customers are not happy when there is nothing we can do to fix this. 7 Starter which many netbooks are being sold with doesn't even let you change the desktop wallpaper without using a 3rd party app. I'm just waiting for the day [URL="http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html"]ReactOS[/URL] reaches a usable state.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
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I've been running Windows 7 since it was in RC stages. I see it more as a "dot upgrade" from Vista. There are a few new features here and there, but for general day-to-day use it really isn't much different than Vista. I'm not really a fan of the "Super Bar", but it's not the worst thing Microsoft has done.

One feature I do particularly like is the new "Connect to a Projector" application, it allows me to easily disable my secondary monitor and only use the primary.
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:24 AM   #4
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I actually like Windows 7 quite a bit. I don't think I've ever had any performance problems (not when I had 2 GB of RAM, and definitely not now that I have 4 GB...running the x64 version of the OS). I definitely think it shouldn't be on Netbooks though. Those are definitely not powerful machines by anyone's standards, and would be better served with a stripped down XP or some variety of Linux. It seems like common sense to me that a system with a weaker CPU, probably little GPU graphics acceleration and not a ton of RAM would be best with something very very light...the lighter the better. I guess it should be said I'm running it on a good Desktop machine (best one I've ever put together) so my experience is going to be different than those using it on a Netbook.

Anyway, I expected to hate it from my experience with Vista, but I ended up actually liking it. It feels like a bit improvement over Vista to me. Yes, some of the interface changes are jarring (having gone from XP directly to this) but I was kind of impressed with it when I was testing it out before installing it as the primary OS.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:15 AM   #5
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Agreed on Win7 not being on netbooks. It's basically an emachine in my opinion. It's getting ridiculous with net-books, Ipads, and all kinds of stupid toys like them being treated like they were actually PC's when they should be running a stripped down version of XP or better yet Linux which would not overwhelm the hardware.

I was over at Tigerdirect earlier today just to see what was on sale and they had a sweet Gateway 2.8 ghz AMD Phenomx4 quadcore 8 gb ram 1 terabyte HD ect and 64 bit Win 7 for only $649. Kind of amazing that a PC can cost so little with specs like that compared to what you could buy for twice that much 10 years ago.
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Wow. That's probably cheaper than this setup I have was a few years ago. I only wonder about the GPU it has.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:41 PM   #7
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i love 7. i have it installed on a xeon dual core desktop with 4gb ram and a 9800gtx+ video card.

its pretty sweet, and it really doesnt take as much ram as a vista install. but i agree on the netbook thing, though the nvidia ion gc module should improve speed.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:27 PM   #8
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Well, on my laptop, Windows 7 and games run without any problems. It depends and the laptop I guess. Nowdays, the standard seems to be 2 or 4 Gig ram. The second thing to watch is the video card.
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:44 AM   #9
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Windows Vista was the beta of 7
There are still elements of classic windows not gone.
Adjusted the start menu back (why it was 2x the size on default is stupid)
put back quick launch from somewhere I don't remember in the users dir (better then that stupid snap in shit)
placed "my computer" and all that shit back on the desktop (had to hack out 2 of some MS icon shit I forgot what it was from the registry)
Sadly there is a phantom option for the classic start menu but it does nothing. I think its still possible to get it back. I am just guessing, but I think its just the resource that was just deleted. I still have a copy of explorer.exe from vista so maybe its just a simple matter of cut and paste in MSVS.
I have copied the classic vista mspaint back in too. I use vista's because I don't have the 64 bit version of XP, but same thing anyways (Fuck that MSoffice UI cant find shit)
Enabled the explorer classic "file edit view tools help" bar (why is this shit all disabled? No wonder people can't get their computers to work)
Go into your local group policy editor and customize what you feel works

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Don't use the 32bit version of windows if you have a 64bit possessor (there is no reason for it unless you don't like ram past 4gigs)
The only reason for 32bit is for legacy possessors THATS IT
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:15 AM   #10
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Don't use the 32bit version of windows if you have a 64bit possessor (there is no reason for it unless you don't like ram past 4gigs)
The only reason for 32bit is for legacy possessors THATS IT
Had no choices since my processor is only 32 bits. It doesn't really matters since I have 4 Gig of ram and some programs still won't work on a 64 bits system. Sure, 64 bits systems are more "secure" than 32 bits systems, but not a lot more.
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