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 Post subject: Windows 7 or vista..?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:30 pm 
Hi to all
I am planning to buy new laptop.But confused little which system to buy.So please share your experience so i can get some ideas.which one is better..?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:56 pm 
Hi jackprw1,

and a warm welcome to the forum!

On gui GUI side, they do appear more similar than different. However, every single review I've read (a dozen) and every single person I have talked to who moved from Vista to Winds 7 (4 people or so) ALL agree.

Windows 7 is faster and more stable.

I used to have a dual boot set-up with Vista and i hated it with a passion. I'm on XP and would only consider upgrading to Windows 7.

Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:47 pm 
+1 for windows 7. :)


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+2 for Windows 7 :wink:

More stable than Vista, requires less resources from the computer

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:02 pm 
+3 for Windows 7


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Make that a +4

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:25 pm 
Not too long before the official release of Vista I read the (entire) original text here which apparently has been changed/updated since. From that moment on I knew Vista wasn't going to be a success. Half a year or so later I spent an afternoon testing Vista which left me hugely unimpressed and I knew I most likely would never install it on any computer of mine.

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The Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history.

I concluded that Vista wasn't developed with the interest of the end user as its primary objective which made me think I'd pass on it.

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+5 WINDOWS 7!!!! Vista is crap, in my opinion (got it myself :? )

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I actually started appreciating Vista more when I got Win7. I think the early negative view of Vista stuck even though right now it is a lot better. They have quietly fixed a lot of the slowness, although it is still a bit bloated in places. I'm actually running Vista on my netbook.

At some tasks it is slower than Win7, but the user interface is closer to XP style. Win7's new interface will take more getting used to. I've had Win7 installed on my main desktop not long after its release, and I'm still finding quirks and getting used to it.

Having said all that, Win7 is the way forward and if there is any choice, it is logical to pick it unless there is a reason not to.

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I backed out of Vista about 9 months ago and tried the Win 7 Beta / RC etc. Win 7 just feels more intuitive to me than Vista ever did. Best bits for me are the easier networking, task bar instead of quick launch and file organisation by Libraries (i hide all the My this, My that which i never got the hang of).
I use Win XP every day at work, and prefer Win 7 to that as well imho

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Win 7 x64 for me too. Great OS and the new interface doesn't take long to get to grips with in my opinion. The snap feature where you have two windows side by side by dragging each to the edge of the screen is great for a quick comparison between two photos. And the library icon on the taskbar makes it so quick to find the folder you want.

I used Vista 64 for about a year and a half too, and TBH it worked pretty flawlessly too after the service packs, but W7 is just better in my opinion, GUI included.

As for XP, time to lay her to rest. Like Queen Victoria she was fantastic in her time, but not for the modern era, LOL

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:02 am 
Another vote for Win 7. I don't find Vista to be as bad as some people make it out to be but I cannot think of one reason why I would pick Vista over 7.


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Win 7 ... much more thought put into the launch version than into vista meaning its only gonna get better with less glitches along the way.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:48 am 
I had big emailing issues with windows 7 ( it came installed on my new desktop).Could not get windows mail as windows 7 does not support it. I had to set up a new account in "windows live messenger" and then add my existing account as set up on my previous computer (vista) now I can't accaess any of my old emails. Got in touch with Microsoft who said "Live with it".
Lucky I can still send/receive emails on my laptop (Vista)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:17 am 
+ for windows 7


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