Windows 7 will it be a failure.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by dazzer9535, Aug 6, 2009.


Will it fail?

Poll closed Sep 5, 2009.
  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
  2. No

    63 vote(s)
  1. dazzer9535

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  2. Machinest

    Machinest MDL Novice

    Aug 5, 2009
    Lets hope not. My old winXP is starting to look dated, but it still works great.
  3. weinter

    weinter MDL Senior Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    #3 weinter, Aug 6, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2009
    I think it is better than Xp in terms of resource utilisation.
    If you have it installed you will notice that while installing another program you will not longer experience lag if you are on a multicore CPU.
    Reason is Microsoft did improve the CPU scheduling system to make better use of multicore system unlike Xp and Vista.
    If you watch the interview from Mark Russinovich on Windows 7 it is mentioned there.
    Among the performance improvement I have noticed.
    Harddisk Read Write Improvements (SATA Controller reports higher average speed and burst speeds)
    Better network stack on the internet.

    But I also like to point out that while Windows 7 is indeed better it is not a "must" OS as it contains only improvements not absolutely essential features hence some people may choose not to adopt it instead.
  4. Hackeur

    Hackeur MDL Senior Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    A lemon in glass?? time will tell...

    There are definite performance improvements for multi core CPU's and large amount of RAM. 4/5 stars

    The visuals are Vista revisited.
    The OS is still in the Neolithic Win 3.1 mode when it comes to Intuitive usability.

    I hope Windows 8 will come with hand gestures for media control and be more "intelligent" and "logical" for usability.
  5. weinter

    weinter MDL Senior Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    I think the UI is ok...
    Stuff like Device Manager and Admin Tools are unchanged.
    I prefer this to the simplistic Control Panel in OS X.
  6. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

    Jul 29, 2009
    voted no, this because i see big performance diffrence between vista and 7 (and no i am not a vista hater....i used vista from jan 2007 till july 2009 :))
  7. computerwis

    computerwis MDL Novice

    Aug 2, 2009
    Windows 7 will not be a failure. It has lots of new ideas
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  8. Vannmann

    Vannmann MDL Novice

    Jul 31, 2009
    i say no, i installed it and took to it right away. i havent had any issues as far as program compatibility or anything. my kids can jump right on and surf the web with no problem. and all of there games run fine to (popcap games). i have been more than happy with it!:cool:
  9. extreme_win

    extreme_win MDL Novice

    Aug 9, 2009
    I have to say that this BY FAR works better than vista did when I first got vista. I havent had a single troublesome issue so far. *crosses fingers*

    I vote: NO

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  10. Jopplehead

    Jopplehead MDL Junior Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    I think lots of people were forced into vista when they bought pc's earlier and were not happy. NOT ALL. However since this is the case I think lots of people will be upgrading. I feel so far that it is ALMOST as fast as XP. In fact if you have addequate memory 2gig... It is as fast as XP in most scenerios at least what I have seen with my 4 year old asus. I have had two pc's I upgraded and ALL drivers were installed w/o hardly any intervention besides maybe Windows update pulling the unkown drivers. So as long as enough software manufactures step up and write good software such as firewalls & AV's for this new OS along with other types... I think it will definently succeed. Also M$ has actually finally gave people a resonable sale deal on the OS a while back. Vista if I remember correctly was WAY too much! :cool:
  11. duh

    duh MDL Member

    Jan 20, 2009
    #11 duh, Aug 19, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
    duh, dunno man, cant say, prediction and speculation are too early to do

    i wont vote, but i got this feeling that it wont click like XP, XP was the peak of MS's desktop OS, the climb from dos 3.1 to XP was phenomenon and then they made XP the best windows desktop OS and runs on very less desktop and in a 3 rd world country like india where i live (plus a linux/unix user), i see people making one time 10-15 year investment on computer hardware and expensive price of windows? the chances of windows 7 clicking is low, well atleast in india and also since considering piracy is a major factor? i really doubt if M$'s windows 7 will really click, it requires a lot of hardware upgrade and also loads of motherboards doesnt support virtualization and also loads of cpu which are old cant take the load and lastly to enable virtualization you need a VT enabled cpu and mobo, which many laptop/desktop providers are 10 step way back no no. and with so much yes-no-no-yes-yes-yes-no-yes-yes-no-yes-no-no-no between M$ supporting hardware vendors i doubt if M$'s windows 7 will click. and lastly hardware vendors expected loads from vista and M$ didnt learn anything from its old mistake with windows ME, it seems, and which i guess keeps the middle vendor/hardware makers stay away from M$'s new launches as people may not buy it, which will again give the vendors and hardware makers a big blow like before they got from vista.
    conclusion i am in also a yes-no-yes-no kind of a state, it looks promising, but i wont flash my card till the last minute. and there should also be a +maybe or +dunno option for others to vote. just yes/no doesnt make complete sense, IMHO.
    plus, M$'s wont bring the price much, i am just wondering why M$ has to loose home desktop users, i mean OKAY fine corporates makes a lot of bucks for them M$ can issue a bulk sale at price which they can afford, but why are they taxing the common household porn surfing joe a huge price tag. its not just in india its elsewhere too. why not make the corporates which makes decent revenue pay for the desktops/laptops with windows 7 and make household people pay 1/4 the price corp pays. like home user can pay say 50US$ and this is just for home browsing, and corporates pay around 350US$, this way IMHO M$ will make more profit than loss, making their product reach the mass. well anyway, different minds think different. my 2 cents.
  12. biosmodsmoderator

    biosmodsmoderator MDL Novice

    Aug 20, 2009
    I think Windows 7 will never fail.
  13. SirSilentBob

    SirSilentBob MDL Senior Member

    Jun 5, 2009
    Compared to XP 64bit, Windows 7 starts up much faster and the desktop is ready for use quicker. I always hated that with XP, no matter how fast or how much ram your system had, it would still take nearly a minute for it to stop loading and the desktop to become fully responsive.
  14. C.L.A.N. 0³

    C.L.A.N. 0³ MDL Junior Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    Correct, 7 runs smooth on all my Pc's, even on my wife's netbook!
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