Microsoft recently announced a few reasons why PC gamers should purchase Windows 7. According to a test conducted by Gossip Gamers, the results were less than satisfying and the reasons aren't quite legitimate.
7 reason to buy Win7 here's one to not to buy WIN7 YOU BOUGHT VISTA! Why should WE pay even more because we trusted you... if I brought out a car and the breaks don't work and some stereos aren't supported then bring out a new car which works, is fully supported and goes faster and ask you to buy it you'll say 'NO, fix my old car... that I recently bought' Was Vista just something shiny microsoft used to get everyone to upgrade so they could sell effectively a fix?
You did use Win 7 RC right ?
You probably haven't been using OS's for a while then, not every OS is perfect, so far it seems like Windows 7 is really going to make up for what Vista did. Regarding the article, weren't these reasons ones IGN staffers wrote and not Microsoft?
How does it make up for Vista, a operating system that never really functioned as advertised and has only been out two years. Windows 7 is what vista should have been. Vista should not have been a broken operating system that people paid good money for. Now they expect everyone to pay for Windows 7 that basically fixed the problems with Windows Vista. Seems they did the same thing with Windows Me, which was also broken and people paid good money for. Then they released Windows XP a short time after, which did function properly and they expected us to pay more good money for. Seems to be a trend with Microsoft.
You guys have actually tried Vista right? I think people bash Vista because it's the cool thing to do. But honestly, it's came around nicely. Much better than originally. If you have problems, it's probably your old, slow hardware... Don't blame that on MS I think windows 7 will be great.
I skipped Vista, just because I was fine with my XP media center edition. I just just installed Windows 7 and I must say, wow. and another thing am I the only one to notice that this is the windows release with the least negative buzz ever? I have never seen a windows getting so much positive feedback since forever.
I had a laptop that came preloaded with Vista and after two months, it devoured my antivirus to the point where I couldn't reinstall it. Vista also ate my touchpad and sound drivers. So I promptly reinstalled Windows XP on it and voila, no more Vista related problems. Now as for Windows 7, it's fast and functional with wonderful native driver support. Since I never bought Vista, I won't feel burned about picking up Windows 7 when it's released.
There is little wrong with Vista after the service packs were released. And Windows 7 will release a full 3 years after Vista's launch.
@dirthurts: I work on Vista at soft-dev company. It's slow, fails often and file access is slow as constipation.
I've been using the RC for a couple weeks now, its been great for me when it comes to gaming. Games run alot better and smoother at higher settings. Gears of war runs between ~20-25 fps all on high, no shadows, 800x600 ati hd3200 on board in Windows 7 when i could barely run it on low at the same resolution on Vista. FPS are over the roof sometimes near 100 in half life 2 also...looking forward to trying more games on it. Specs: dv4-1275mx AMD zm-80 ATI hd3200 4 Gigs of ram Windows 7 64-bit RC
Thank god Gossip gamers did a test... with there expert analysis skills I'm sure whatever they made up is true.
windows retail is out there, and boy is it incredible, better then rc and just plain incredible. After removing some stuff and shutting off features i never use, windows 7 is faster and more stable then i expected in every way packed with nifty new features.
Vista is a failure, I expect the same from 7 then another OS comes out. Just watch, history repeats itself then they get it right once.
Windows 7 will be pretty good .
I agree. It will be great. I had a small doubt that MS would add some "last minute stuff" and break all the goodness, but fortunately there will be no more changes :)
Taskbar ftw man....
[sarcasm on] So let's debuff "Windows 7 myths", and write a negative article (so we get more hits, and more ad revenue). Let's not use a decent computer. Boy, let's not even waste $20 to upgrade our 2 gig machine to 4 gigs, thus Windows 7 will start to shine, no! Let's find a few application where Windows 7 performs (although slightly) worse than XP. Hmmm there was an entensive review that said Crysis is one those. Let's compare Crysis then. (And not in extra high resolutions, maybe thing can reverse). Let's ignore that DirectX 10/11 is a good progress, and bring on the "not on XP due to political reasons" card. So we paid for XP 7 years ago, and we're entitled to get all the future MS work for free. Yes they should give DirectX 11 to all XP users, ignoring the fact that there are several kernel level changes in the DX updates. While mentioning updates, let's forget that auto updates are good, and find some excuse to "debuff" it. Hmm I have 40 games on steam that auto-update, but that's probably something else. [sarcasm off] Sorry, but this is one of the reasons we have flame wars. You may not like Microsoft, which I respect, or may not like paying for upgrades (even though it was only $50), but please do not make up stuff just to write an "article".
to compare a beta, to a finalized item, with 3 service packs...
This is Vista... even with more ram(3gb) and a newer PC Vista runs games the same as my old 512mb ram pc
"4 – Easy updates The new Games Explorer will notify you whenever updates are available for your games so you don’t have to go searching for them yourself or have to launch the game to see if there’s an update waiting. Good, but most part of the games do that themselves and well, if I am not going to launch the game… why should I update it?" Wait what? It notifies you that there is an update WITHOUT you having to open the game. Yes, the game updates itself...but it never said it was going to update the game for you. And maybe you want to update it...SO THAT WHEN YOU DO LAUNCH IT...YOU CAN GO RIGHT IN. "5 – DirectX 11 support Sadly, this is a real reason but if DirectX 10 and later versions don’t run in Windows XP is because Microsoft doesn’t legally allow it to run. XP developers will less likely update drivers in which will force us to pay for Windows 7. At this point, most games still use DirectX 9.0c." OMFG..DirectX 10 ISNT ON Windows 95...DARN that microsoft for releasing new OS's so we have to upgrade...arghh. /sarcasm Basically...all his points are retarded
I would say wait for the benchmark for gaming from reviewers. Do not trust the hype MS created. I would like to see how fast the final Windows 7 in gaming comparing to my vista 64.
Sooner or later your going to have to upgrade to stay with the times. Eventually DirectX 11 and higher version will be implemented enough for it to be a good enough reason itself to upgrade. Then there's the multi-core and GPU/CPU communication enhancements/optimizations that Windows 7 brings that will help utilize hardware better. Windows 7 is a good replacement to Windows XP. The time has finally come. Windows XP has had a good run, but it's time to move on to new technology. If you can't afford Windows 7, then pirate it. It's better to have people pirating it, then not using it at all.
lol @ "...it's better to have people pirating it, then not using it at all." Quote of the Year 2009. Congrats... BTW, the reply to 'reason no.7' was hilarious......looks like Microsoft ran out of ideas to put in there. :D
well its not really pirating, they r releasing it to oem, and some people happened to get an image of the os and some of us happened to install it and use its own built in feature to keep it for 120 days and by then the retail version can be purchased even though the rtm version is available right now.
I bought it. I had XP, tried win 7 loved it and pre-ordered it for $50.
Windows 7 is amazing i love it, its everything Vista should of been and more, with word of mouth and the beta doing the rounds, the uptake of Windows 7 should be lightspeed fast which is good news for gamers. Devs should start to leave DX9 behind and concentrate more on DX10/11, this is were the PC is gonna Fooking shine and leave the consoles trailing behind, mind you i still got love for my consoles.
I have XP , Vista and windows 7 RTM (Retail). I have used all 3 OS's and Vista is the horrible OS people talk about. XP is the best for FPS in Games , Vista sucks for games (snd everything else) , but Windows 7 is fast in every day use but its not better than XP in games. The good thing about Windows 7 in gaming is it is close to XP with FPS and it supports DX9 , DX10 and DX11. DX10 games dont look much better Visualy than DX9 games so I cant wait to see what DX11 games look like. If DX10 games are anything to go by then DX11 games will have a drop in FPS again because the GPU is working harder than DX9 games which explains why DX10 games have lower FPS than DX9. I have been using Windows 7 since before RC and now have the retail copy installed. Those who talk about RC or RC1 should look for the Retail version because it is a good bit faster and bug free (Most people would have not have seen any bugs). But windows 7 is the OS Vista should have been.
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