Techradar writes: Bill Gates may have only just said his goodbyes, but the Microsoft machine keeps on running with the company announcing information about the release of Windows 7.
windows 7 looks great im getting this :)
geeee i wonder who submitted this? on topic: Im thinking by the time this comes out i hope to have myself weened off of windows
I'd love to ween myself off too, but to many games only run on windows. I'm using Vista now because I was playing Sins of a Solar Empire, and then I didn't want to reboot to Ubuntu just to surf, so I'm using the good ol' IE7.
where else are you gonna play your starcraft?
"Where else are you gonna play your Starcraft?"? If it means I need to upgrade to an OS of unknown quality, I'll just play it on my Mac. Every Blizzard game I own is on a PC/Mac hybrid CD.
How does this look good Agent X? The article says nothing of features or usablity it only says he's gonna try to make the conversion painless, but what do you expect him to say? He's not gonna say "Well, we just decided that we would make this transition more difficult, in fact if you are using an old version of Windows, none of your programs will work and we will be hacking your computer and wiping any hard drives that don't have Windows 7 the month following the launch"? I think not.
hopfully this one is good and more adaptable with the exisitng hardware and software.....
just make it awesome please.
...and make sure it works. I don't want my system telling me I can't turn off my own firewall or save a file when its my system.
isn't this the one where you can use it on a surface?
So I take it vista is getting the boot after windows 7 then?
no doubt.... and Vista is still new, and I have never had an real issues with Vista... sure it's a system hog, but if you have enough Ram everything is good, I love my Vista. It's just another damn OS they are going to try and convince everyone they need to buy. Damn MS is getting on my nerves lately.
I just upgraded my video card to a 9800GTX which supports DX10. But I'll never see it since I refuse to "upgrade" to Vista. If Windows 7 is good then I might change my OS. Since XP is still the best I have no plans to change OS's.
Widows7?.... why do we it for?..... I have not even getting used to Windows Vista yet.
I cant wait for the release of the next version of Windows, it will undoubtedly be the launching of a new technological era of incredibly advanced features, interoperability and unparalleled productivity that only a Windows OS can provide.
Vista was a complete rip off of OS X 10.4 Tiger. Microsoft's going to try copying Leopard this time, but Apple will just be back with another gram slam to embarrass Microsoft once again.
vista was so bad their keen on moving on lmao!!! XP ftw!!!
if you think that then you are absolutely clueless about how computers run.
ohh no i aint clueless a just wud rather have a reliable OS that wont slow down and eat up all ma computers hardware
And when this releases every1 will say windows 7 is the crap and vista is way better. Lol they do that with every new windows that comes out they blast at the new praise the old then 2-3 years later praise the old blast at the new lol. Also honestly vista is a much much better O/S then xp it just has much more requirements than ppl thought which is why it has become a pain in the ass.
yeah, they should really try to polsih a product before they release it. At least its software and can be upgraded, MS found out the hard way that hardware cannot be upgraded.
And those resources run our games. For a gamer XP is still the best. Dont even mention DX10 because the difference is so little and your framerate is absolutely murdered.
if you have viasta you should get a discount on windows 7 . only fair i think
wtf happened to vista? i feel sorry for those people who just bought vista, especially the expensive one.
Every Windows OS comes out ever four years. Trust me don't think about it now. When 2010 rolls around, you'll be so used to Vista.
I dont. Their fault for thinking they were getting something extra.
I know that its not gonna happen, but I would love it if 7 looked like Vista but ran more like XP in terms of Resource requirements. Vista is an absolute hog. I really hope this new OS is a lot more streamlined and stable. There is no amount "features" that can justify 2+ gigs of memory being eaten, not to mention the extreme fluctuations in CPU usage, even when idle. Oh yeah, native 32/64 bit software support (Leopard can do it) would be very nice. I think, like most people, I dont care about touchscreens or voice recognition. I just want to run my applications efficiently. Instead of releasing an OS that has hundreds of "services" and "processes" running in the background. Windows 7 should be released as 2 discs in 1 box. The first would be a very bare bones OS that functions as little more than an interface for the user to access their files and applications. If people want all the extra crap, it will be on the second disc.
Will be maintained in Windows 7.
Expect Windows 7 to be a rehash of Vista. Imo, what MS really need is to start a new OS from scratch. Getting rid of the registry, DLLs, and everything that makes Windows unstable. Whether or not they've done that will remain to be seen. However it's doubtful, considering the [relatively] short development time.
When I'm getting my macbook pro i am probably going to use xp, not vista. I don't hate vista and it does some things good(i could careless if Msoft copied Apple, or Apple copied Msoft, whichever way i don't really care lol), but I have had some issues like crashes and other issues(not reading my external HDD all the time). But really yeah it just takes up alot of RAM. But yeah xp had a lot of problems initially but they worked out a lot of them. They should of just stayed with this, and fixed the issues over time. Maybe since there were a lot of complaints with vista that they will make sure this is better though, and making sure upgrading is easy and everything, though that could of been said about going from xp to vista.
Please just make it better then vista.
yay but wait what about vista??
Vista can be good or bad depending on what kind of a computer user you are. If you by a computer pre-loaded with Vista, you're likely to have a more smooth transition into Vista compared to if you try to upgrade a computer with XP to Vista. Vista is a cleaned up, more organized version of XP. Vista makes creating things easier than XP does. However if you are a PC gamer, you may find Vista to be an extreme resource hog. If you were an early adapter of Vista, you probably had compatibility issues.
MS knows XP was one of their best along with Windows 2000, so if i were them I would make it to where people can enjoy it just as much as they did those two OS's and yet have a nice sleek interface and or GUI.
And the betas will be out next summer at the latest, if January 2010 is the release date... Its all good...why should be stay with XP or Vista? The future is bright. We are only talking about an OS....Maybe Windows 7 will be good....this just means that apple will have to move faster...
Vista was originally scheduled for an 05 release. It released in 07.
I think if MS wantz us 2 upgrade, the changez must (and better) significant N beneficial.
They better pull miracles from their rectums, because if we get another Vista in 2010... I can see Microsoft lose at least 25% of their market share as a result, due to remembering the Vista fiasco. I'm just shooting off opinion orientated figures, but I'd like to keep things, even opinions fact derived, at least.
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