WINDOWS 7 is King

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by EaglePC, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. EaglePC

    EaglePC MDL Member

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    just wanted to post even on my $4,000 rig Windows 7 is what I use noway on win10 Windows 7 is king of OS after support ends Linux will be hot :worthy:
     
  2. sml156

    sml156 MDL Member

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    #3 sml156, Mar 22, 2016
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    Top-of-the-line Dell 486 with a 66MHz processor, eight megabytes of RAM and a 320-megabyte hard drive I paid $4,400 and it was on sale I was so happy.

    1993 :tankyou:
     
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  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Yes, those were good times. I miss fighting with DOS for just a few more KBs of low RAM...
     
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  4. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    #5 trungpt, Mar 22, 2016
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    These days, programs are eating more and more RAM, disks and CPU. I feel that app producers assume that we have a lot of time, CPU and disks.
     
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  5. xanadu73

    xanadu73 MDL Novice

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    I think that windows xp and windows 7 are the top. Unfortunately, Microsoft is quite reluctant to release SP2 for windows 7, which I believe is associated with its efforts to enter the mobile market with windows 8 and especially 10 series.
     
  6. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Microsoft can not profit from Windows 7 as they profit from 10. It's really all about making money just like all other business. Microsoft has no care about you. The bottom line is the amount of dollars it can gain from you.
     
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  7. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    It's a joke, right?
    M$ made and makes money on selling OEM/Retail licenses, regardless it's Windows 3.11 or 10. They could still sell Windows 7 SP1 if they wanted to, but they don't want to do it.

    :beee: M$
     
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  8. Yen

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    They profit from the dependency of the (large) customers which still persists, especially at corporate licenses....sooner or later they have to leave w7 behind...but not windows due to the dependency

    M$ doesn't play a role where current IT trends are situated....@mobile and tablet stuff....
     
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  9. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #10 Joe C, Mar 29, 2016
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    Microsoft sells Windows 7 and makes a $100. or so on each license, Windows 7 does not make any $$$ after the sale..... Microsoft gives away Windows 10 and 10 will continue to make money for the rest of that pc's life through the M$ store and advertising.
    And that's not counting the profit they get from selling Windows 10 after July 31st 2016
    Google has proven that they can be very profitable just by selling apps and advertising dollars. Microsoft is going to follow that business plan too.
     
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    eatup MDL Member

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    Don't matter. Ppl have made DirectX 10/11 patches for UT '99. You can also get a DirectX 10/11 patch for XP system files (effort by hack team)! Don't matter which one u use. The result is the same. XP trounces Win7 trounces Win 8.1...
     
  12. bludgard

    bludgard MDL Member

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    Think I'll stay with 7. Unless there may come a huge wraparound touch monitor by some good fortune.... :rolleyes:
    I do run XP on some older stuff for CCTV (networked but not on interweb), flashing phones, tablets and sitch.
     
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  13. can2000

    can2000 MDL Novice

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    Which version of Win 7 is better for home use? Professional or Ultimate? Thanks a lot
     
  14. EFA11

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    Home of course!
     
  15. can2000

    can2000 MDL Novice

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    I think Professional.
     
  16. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    I'm using the Ultimate one :)
     
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  17. ThomasMann

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    Remind me... who forces you to install any new ones?
     
  18. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    THe data on Win7 computers cannot be accessed and collected by M$ in the way they can on Win10.
    As the money is where the data are, they made a corrct business decision no to extend support.

    I do not have a problem with that, as I cannot see, what that has to do with me.... In our family we believe i using computers, instad of letting them use us. Win7 does everything I need, I see absolutely not the slightest reason why I would want anything from Win10 on my computer.

    I do appreciate that more and more people use Win10, because that means in the long run, that viruses will be designed to attack that platform. :tea: