Who Here Grabbed Windows 7?

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  1. drakonisch

    drakonisch New Member

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    I tried the RC of Win 7. While I do think it is the best Windows yet, it doesn't offer everything I'm used to with Linux. Only thing I miss with Linux is native running games. But until the game devs start developing for Linux wine will have to be good enough.

    Although I am building a second computer just for gaming. I may pick up a copy for that one.
     
  2. leonard9

    leonard9 New Member

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    I have win 7 and it is great no problems and a big upgrade from win vista
     
  3. risket

    risket New Member

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    I recently got a laptop with Windows 7 on it. I also tried the RC version but the release version made many improvements.

    I'm actually very impressed with Windows 7. They've improved a lot of things that used to really bug me.

    Unfortunately there is one thing they changed that I can't stand. When you're in an explorer window there used to be a bar just at the top of the explorer part itself that had different sort options and you could right-click on it and add/remove different sort options. Then you could click the different categories to sort them by that category (ex: Name, Size, Date Modified, etc). Now it seems the only way to do this is to right-click inside the window and go to the "Sort Options" menu then click on "More" because the "Date Modified" option is never on the list by default. The "Date" option is but I never really need that one.

    If anyone knows about an option to change it please let me know! This drives me crazy!
     
  4. mavr1c

    mavr1c Member

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    I have Windows 7 and think its great! I run 98, XP, Vista as well and 7 is the hands down winner. Vista sucks big time (relegated it to doing nothing but backups) unreliable and bloated with hinderances nobody should ever have to put up with.. I would recommend Win 7 to anyone needing an OS.
     
  5. Zubair

    Zubair Community Leader Community Support

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    I update my PC to windows 7 yesterday....

    It is really great
     
  6. vishal

    vishal -::-X10 Guru-::- Community Support

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    Windows 7 is far better than vista and enhanced security features as that of server2008
     
  7. The Real Rebel

    The Real Rebel New Member

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    Windows 7 uses Windows vista ;) and yeah its more secure.
     
  8. vishal

    vishal -::-X10 Guru-::- Community Support

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    What do u mean by that
     
  9. tridge

    tridge New Member

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    Honestly, security has never been too much of an issue when it comes to OS's for me... Personally I try to be smart about the things I do on computers, I don't want to have that false sense of security (you are never safe no matter what OS your on).

    I like the options Windows 7 gives for it's users, interface, customization, task bar, libraries, look and feel... plus.. I haven't had any crashes since I upgraded either, I always had issues with XP crashing on this exact same system.

    I recommend upgrading to Windows 7 if you can do it cheaply and easily.
     
  10. The Real Rebel

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    Windows 7 uses the same framework that vista uses, basically 7 is a better lighter and faster version on vista xD
     
  11. Zubair

    Zubair Community Leader Community Support

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    Yeah you are right... I am using windows 7 on my PC and discover it much faster than vista and XP
     
  12. vishal

    vishal -::-X10 Guru-::- Community Support

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    But i have seen some User permission in system file missing in Vista.
     
  13. meithan

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    I still use Windows XP on my (gaming) desktop, and Ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop and work computer. Eff windows 7.
     
  14. lessthantom

    lessthantom New Member

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    got my new pc and figured i'd try out 7 i was using xp performance edition which was super fast but 7 is pretty damn sweet. Although i have gone from celeron d to amd quad core so i guess it would be

    -Tom
     
  15. necteraaus

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    Well, I didn't get the beta, I was going to get a non public beta release off BitTorrent, but my P4 computer broke while downloading it :( Anyway, I downloaded the RC when it came out, and I'm still using it (I'm typing this on Windows 7 RC lol). The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the 2 hourly shut downs from March :(
     
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  16. sluthra

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    Windows 7 Professional 64 BIT!
     
  17. necteraaus

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    Sweet man :biggrin: Was that the student discount? or the full AUD$400 retail? I wish I could get the student discount.....
     
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    I got the Win7 family pack, and upgraded all three computers. The RC ran nice on all of them, and it was much more stable on my laptop then Vista had been.

    I am well pleased with my choice.
     
  20. kefka_asylum

    kefka_asylum New Member

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    i tested RC2 for about 2 months and it worked great

    admittedly i was way above the recommended settings

    and i turn off about 70% of the services and customize the interface to slim it down


    but im also a student so i bought a student priced license of win7 64bit pro for $30

    i believe this price has expired


    been pretty busy so only this weekend did i finally get the partition fixed and reinstalled

    i spent 3 hours configuring it and the updates have failed me...
    that really pisses me off


    honestly i will stick to windows xp/server 2003

    linux distros i test a lot of them, rarely get one configured enough to keep it installed for long time
    i also run linux through vmware and virtualbox so not a big deal about having a real install

    my secondary pc with 4 40gb hard drives will have 7 operating systems on it someday...
    i had the 4 40gb in raid setup then ghosted the drive to a secondary drive
    then broke the raid and resetup the paritioning and reghosted the drive back over to the primary master...



    yeah windows 7...
    i played one DX10 game on it - DND online...
    ran fine, ran great...
    didnt even run on XP at all had problems with it launching
    so i was glad i had that win7 RC2 sitting there to play my character!
     

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