Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 has risen to become the fastest-selling operating system in the history of computers.
Windows 7 has Vista to thank for that. Plus of course the number of computers is always growing which obviously helps.
Why does 7 need to thank Vista?
I'm guessing it's becuase Vista sucked ass (before service packs) and people wanted to get that thing off their computer asap to the next best thing - Windows 7?
Windows 7 does not have Vistas to thank because if Win7 sucked then I would still be using XP Windows 7 is freakin AWESOME. and yes XP is still on my machine
Id expect it to be faster than other O/S since more and more and more people are making computers a staple in their households and by the fact Vista wasnt as expected it left the floodgates open for win7.
man i got free windows 7 ultimate installed never looked back. reinstalled vista for some reason to trouble shoot something after going from win 7 back to vista(thats with sp1 +sp2 by the way its still a clutttered os ) it was horrible i couldnt stand vista immediately put win 7 back on and hoped my free special disk worked. and it did so i was ohh so happy.....and people saying if vista was so bad why didnt every one stick with xp etc well they did then microsoft stopped selling xp and forcing vista on pc's that couldnt even handle it lol. its not like the moajority of people had the choice lol microsoft shoved vista down are throats plus by now xp is out dated for most users so basically they are forced to buy win 7 or pirate which most are doing..win 7 is great and all but lets be real it should be a gift for making me use that crap vista even with the service packs....microsoft wasnt getting my 230 dollars for something that should have came out in the first place.....besides win 7 just copies the mac os and cleaned up the clutter and made the menu and layout more refined and easier to find things but it is nothing breathtaking or innovative and worth 230 dollars.........win 7 is what vista should have been.....
Which has motivated me to move on to 7... which has been arguably the best Operating System/UI I have personally ever experienced. I use a Mac at work (and love it), but Windows 7 really has impressed me.
why bother with this site people are all the same on this site and people who actually have a unique opinion like me just stand out like sore thumb. and get de bubbled or disaggreed with....screw you guys im goin home.......yeah piratebay.org has every version of win 7 to download.....but if you wanna pay microsoft aka the devil then go ahead 230 dollars for an os gtfo microsoft.....mac's newest os is 50 bucks.....microsoft is the last company im gunna feel bad about not giving my money too.......and by the way if vista was as good as you guys are saying win 7 wouldnt be selling like hotcakes....idiots.....you minority of people that like it or say its not as bad as they say obviously either dont use your pc very much or your hardcore nerds so everything pc related seems easy for you.....now i know why bungie does what he does cuz theres no pleasing everyone on this excuse for a site so you mise well just f with peoples heads on this site.....
I had Vista on the laptop that I bought pre-Service Pack 1 so I can't comment on it. All I know is that my Vista ate my anti-virus and my touchpad drivers to the point where they could no longer be installed. I've been using the Windows 7 RC for months now and I love how great it is. It's nice and stable for gaming as well as everything else. I run a dual boot with Windows XP but I only use it maybe 2% of the time. With my modern PC Windows 7 is beautiful. It's fast, functional, and stable. Shyte, it even supports my mouse's Aero Glass interface. I can scroll through windows with a mere touch of my mouse's scroll wheel. Not to mention it's compatibility. Installing Windows 7, it immediately recognised my no-name n-band wireless card and went online. Windows 7 is grand and I'll be buying the Ultimate version once my RC client expires.
7 is pretty damn good. Runs like butter on my iMac. Really makes OS X look like a high school project. Windows 7 Runs better on Apple hardware than OS X. Unfortunately no upgrade paths so I'll have to go back to a PC in about a year. Gonna have to have USB 3.0. Expandability and openness. The true advantage of the PC platform.
Hey MS where is my FREE Vista to 7 upgrade? That crap is infecting my laptop. Thankfully Vista is just for my PC gaming needs. Linux is the way to go for me.
If Linux is the way to go then why are you whining about 7 or even Vista. If you were really confortable with your decision you wouldn't whine about some free upgrade.
They gave you a free upgrade for Vista, they called it Service Pack 1 and 2! Seriously, use vanilla Vista and then use it with the Service Pack, it's almost night and day! Overall I'd still say Windows 7 is better but to completely rag on Vista like that is a bit unfair.
Maybe you still have some of those Sony rootkits still on your system?
@2.3 Lmao that was funny
it should have been given away free considering how horrible vista was
but the damage had been done, everyone thought it was much worse than it really was. And in fact NVidia is to blame for a huge proportion of system failures and hangs early in the life of Vista, their drivers were complete crap. My Vista systems haven't had a single issue since SP1. But Windows 7 is excellent, I've seen up to 25% performance improvement going to 7, and so far it's rock solid. And I've been throwing some pretty heavyweight tasks at it such as video transcoding, bulk photo processing and of course gaming. Far more stable than my mac which gets biweekly GSOD
kneon One thing I've learnt , If your mac crashes, 99.9% of the time its related to Faulty Ram or Hard drive. Just letting you know so you dont have any problems in the furture.
Thanks, That just adds to the list of things wrong with this laptop. Glad it's a company machine as I wouldn't have wanted to waste my own money on this thing. It has the worst WiFi of any machine I own, get's 1 bar when the others get 5, flaky USB ports and the keyboard is flaky as well. So much for Apple quality.
Yea Apple likes to put sh!t in shiny containers and charge a premium.
of course if you had the computing power to use it. Its one of those things, don't go out and get something if you have minimum requirements and it is brand new, duh. I have Vista on my laptop right now. I bought the laptop almost a year and a half ago. Never once had a problem. Of course dual core and 4 gb of ram don't hurt. What suprises me is how many people jumped to 7 so fast. Unless you have a weak computer Vista is just fine now.
@Kneon above I have to agree. Windows 7 is great for multimedia processing. I use Cyberlink's PowerDirector for my video editing, and Windows 7 uses all 4 of my CPU's cores for processing. It's fast and stable. As well with my audio and photo editing. Macs are typically touted as the best multimedia machines, but with Windows 7, a modern PC can easily perform as well as any Mac. :)
Can you believe it runs smooth on 512mb of ram!
will it delete everything i have on my laptop?
Or backup your stuff to an external hard drive.
Not if you have vista, if you upgrade from say 32 vista to 32bit win 7, or 64 bit vista to 64 bit win7 it retains all your files and installs. But it's always best to back it up anyway, But if your upgrading from XP then yes, it will delete everything.
Windows 7 is doing well because it's a damn fine OS, not because Vista was a bit rubbish in some people's view. If that was the case, then OSX/Linux/XP would be outselling Vista, but they weren't.
well they have vista to thank.
Windows 7 is doing so well because how good it is .
I have to admit I love windows 7 :) ... Hated vista and Xp was so dated to me. I used to love what the doc in mac os was like but the way windows 7 has set up their taskbar is amazing :)
i skipped vista, which apparently was a good call, and was able to get window 7 for my latptop for 30 bucks due to student discount and i have to say i'm very much liking it. simple where needed but still has the depth if you want it
I'm running vista 64 bit and I've had vista business ( 32bit ) since day 1, I have had less problems with vista than with XP. It is a flawless operating system for me. MS did exaggerate the required ram but other than increased ram usage, game performance is the same as win 7, and vista also supports DX11, no need to upgrade for a long time for me, I'll get a new OS when win8 comes out, and a 128bit CPU to go with it.
and by the way i dont download pirated games, take for ever to download and theres usually virus's in them.......
windows 7 still has a lot of incompatibility issues, vista is a well oiled machine after a few years, there is no reason to upgrade at all.
Once the service packs hit vista, it was running sweet. If you have 4g of ram and a dual core cpu, Vista 64 runs like butter. Vista just sucked when it was released....Just like Xp did. People seem to forget this. When they ironed out the problems with XP, it became solid. Vista is the same. Win7 is just solid from the get go this time. And it will get better as time passes. You can't go wrong with Win7 or Vista
to laugh or cry...
First one, then the other.
i prefer doing both at the same time.. kinda hurts..
windows 7 is actually very good, ive had no problems with it and ive had win 7 ultimate installed since september. it almost belongs in the twilight zone it works well, its efficient, easy to use, and versatile.... and its windows!? it doesnt compute.
Waiting for V2 based off Server 2008. I'm using Win 7 now and I really have no issues with it. I messed around with linux and well, it's kewl and all but I don't care for it. I'm just comfortable with Windows because I know my way around it and can get it to do what I want on the Cheap.
look at everyone with Vista - instantly upgraded. lets face it, this was one of the most amazing marketing stunts in history: release faulty product, then release upgraded working version for the much in need masses however, i doubt it was so... they just dropped the ball, it happens to the best of them. but if it WAS planned, i do commend them for the marketing ^^
I love Windows 7 running 86x and 64x Too bad it's made by Microsoft
Yeah because if it was made by Sony, then you'd be raving about how awesome it is, right? I don't take sides in the PS3/360 war. But I can't stand the few unbelievably ignorant fanboys, regardless of which side they're on.
"Too bad it's made by Microsoft" I find it funny when fanboys tie themselves into knots, knowing that something is actually good and wanting to recognise that, but stuck on the compulsion that they have to hate it as it is from MS/Sony/whoever. If someone were to extremely enjoy a fine meal, but complain and create a tantrum that it was made by a black person, they'd be imprisoned for racism, quite rightly. I wonder why we prosecute one kind of prejudice and not this equally idiotic kind? Take a product as a product, it isn't filthy or 'damaged' because X (X being the thing you hate) had something to do with it. To hate something on its source alone is usually pretty stuck up and moronic, not to mention an extremely backward, offensive, and dangerous attitude.
So thats good.
I love it =D
Vista was horrifically bad, and Windows 7 is their best OS yet.
i must say window 7 is pretty good. Freakin fast. Just need a little adjustment to where things are from XP.
Because it can run the latest and greatest games like Mass Effect 2 and Splinter Cell Conviction to satisfy all N4G non X360 owners that have a PS3. For Linux and MAC OS owners, you are out of luck.
splinter cell isnt out yet lol and isnt the console version coming out before the pc version or is that alan wake
I have to hand it to Microsoft. They did a great job on Windows 7. I forgive them for Vista. I am confident that they will make the same turn around next gen in their gaming division. Does anyone else see the similarities: XP--Vista--Windows 7 Xbox--Xbox 360---Xbox 720 (hopefully)
4 PC's in my places running Win XP PRO SP3, Win Vista Ultimate, Win7 Ultimate. In their respectful right they are good for what they do, I will eventually move them all to Win7. PS: Vista and the driver war was bad before, but at least MS took care of that( i know it shouldn't have been an issue in the first place) but look Win7 is like a dream OS, almost makes all your HW & SW feel like plug and play. Only thing we need to pay attention to is the 32 or 64 bit now.
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