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Offline Pondus

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Windows 7: How low can you go?
« on: August 12, 2009, 09:14:42 PM »
Think of Windows 7 as Vista after an extended stay at the weight-loss spa -- trim, buffed and Botoxed. Even netbooks can run it.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/081109-windows-7-how-low-can.html?page=1

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Re: Windows 7: How low can you go?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 12:56:51 AM »
Thanks for the link pondus.

Now I know what I'll be getting for Christmas. 8)

Definitely a welcomed change to my vista system. Vista is good but I hope to get the max of ram on my machine (4GB) and then possibly use Ready boost in combination with Win 7 (64 bit). By the time I'm ready to make the jump (circa 1.5 years) Win7 will have fixed most of the bugs and Avast will be 100% 64-bit capable.  :)
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Re: Windows 7: How low can you go?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 05:57:27 AM »
Fully agree Windows 7 is what Vista should have been.
It's just too bad that we need to pay twice to finally get a decent Windows Operating System.  :'(

My standard answer to someone who has a problem with Vista is to tell them to wait a while longer and upgrade to Windows 7.
Even the early beta versions of Windows 7 where an improvement over Vista.
Having had a chance to try out the now released (to manufacturers) final version I can only say that I can't wait to upgrade all of my systems. :)
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Re: Windows 7: How low can you go?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 06:23:22 AM »
Fully agree Windows 7 is what Vista should have been.
It's just too bad that we need to pay twice to finally get a decent Windows Operating System.  :'(
You didn't need to have bought Vista.  Some of us stayed with previous OP such as XP.  Windows XP, or Windows NT 5.1, is said to be stable due to the fact it was "tested" through Windows 2000, or Windows NT 5.0.  Windows 7 being actually Windows NT 6.1 with Windows Vista being Windows NT 6.0, some people know the rule have skipped Vista.

Also, I personally thought word of mouth information about Vista didn't sound that tempting except some security features to my ears.

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Re: Windows 7: How low can you go?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2009, 02:16:02 PM »
You didn't need to have bought Vista.  Some of us stayed with previous OP such as XP.  Windows XP, or Windows NT 5.1, is said to be stable due to the fact it was "tested" through Windows 2000, or Windows NT 5.0.  Windows 7 being actually Windows NT 6.1 with Windows Vista being Windows NT 6.0, some people know the rule have skipped Vista.

Also, I personally thought word of mouth information about Vista didn't sound that tempting except some security features to my ears.

After the final release of Vista, when people really started using it, the sparkle of the marketing promotion kind of faded. The thing is that unless you were the kind of person that custom built your computer, you had little choice but to stick to what you had (ie XP or whatever... my case win 95  :o) or buy a new machine (with vista pre-installed).

The majority of users will avoid custom building machines because they are not experienced (my self included... :-[) so little choice but to go with the flow.
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Core2Duo T8300 / 4GB RAM / Vista Home Premium SP2 (32 bit version) / Same Software.