Comments on: Microsoft bets on Windows 7 heaven http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Benny Acosta http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-8088 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:34:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-8088 If you use Windows XP and don’t want to fork out more money for new hardware to run Windows 7, then you might want to consider Linux instead.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

The link above will take you to Ubuntu’s page. Ubuntu is a version of Linux that is graphically based. It works a lot like windows but there is a small learning curve. The good thing though, is that this OS is free of charge. Just download it and install. It also comes with several repositories of software apps that you can install easily and use for free.

You can squeeze more life out of your older PC by switching to Linux. It doesn’t usually have the high hardware requirements that MS does. Although the better your hardware the more bells and whistles you can add to your Linux box. Check it out.

If FREE means a lot to you like it does to me (cause I’m broke) then you might find Ubuntu a good alternative.

If you’re a bit geekier (as I am), you might want to check out Slackware. www.slackware.com

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By: Matthew http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7885 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 17:40:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7885 Microsoft has not put out a decent, stable operating system since DOS 6. Every version of Windows has been an unstable overachiever – it tries to do too much and ultimately just creates frustration instead of convenience. What is an even bigger joke is that, instead of streamlining the program, they continue to make it clunkier and more top heavy, and to further add to the frustration, they move all the buttons and features around and make the program even more complicated than it should be. They should rename the program Microsoft Frustration 7.

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By: UltraWise man http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7848 Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:44:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7848 I’ll stick with Linux…..Why pay an exorbitant amount of money for an OS that really isn’t worth it when I can do everything I want, including play my games, pretty much for free….

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By: Haha http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7840 Sun, 25 Oct 2009 02:30:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7840 Wise man say:

“The fool buys vanilla windows. The smart fool waits six moons and buys vanilla with patch. The smart man awaits the next windows, before buying the previous.”

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7816 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:22:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7816 I have been using, and supporting Vista for a couple years now, and haven’t had any problems at all. I would hate to go back to XP after getting used to all the features of Vista.

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By: ariel http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7667 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:37:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7667 I have used Windows 7 Beta for a few months and I would have to say that I like it. It is much faster and programs don’t lag even when you running multiple programs at once. There are some neat features introduced into Windows 7 and the overall use is much easier and simpler. Microsoft took Windows 7 seriously and they needed to do that. I have written a detailed experience about my use of Windows 7 and I hope you can find it useful. Please comment and let me know

http://ketiva.com/Computers_and_Internet  /my_experience_with_windows_7_using_the _beta_version1.html

It is still too early to determine what kind of problems might rise from Windows 7, but overall I think it will be a great operating system.

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By: Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7657 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:05:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7657 I’ve been using Windows Vista since mid-2008, running on 3 PCs. So far I haven’t had any problems what-so-ever. My personal experience with the OS indicates that Vista is more stable than XP. I used to get the occasional blue screen of death running XP and when I updated from SP1 to SP2 all hell broke loose. Recently I updated SP1 to SP2 on Vista and it hasn’t crashed so far nor behaved unusually. I’m looking forward to using Windows 7 but I think I’ll wait until it’s at least half a year old.

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By: Sachin 'Idle' Gupta http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7656 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:02:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7656 Microsoft releases new OS every 2 year and expects that all the customer are not-so-smart not to purchase their OS. Considering the stability period required for new OS, it is advisable to all not to purchase desktop/laptop with Windows 7 for now.

Earlier OS released by Microsoft was Windows Vista and it got horrible response from the users. Microsoft Vista was anyone not good and it requires and consumes too much memory. They would definately stop the support for Microsoft Vista in few years from now. Give this, it is better to stick with Windows XP for time being. Please note that it is advisable to replace your currently deployed Windows Vista (or Windows 7) to Windows XP.

In summary: If you are planning or deciding among Windows 7 vs Windows Vista vs Windows XP. I would suggest to avoid both the new operating systems for timebeing and stay with old computer with XP or Windows 2000 for few more months.

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By: humpty http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7654 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:43:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7654 Why does M$ need to cross it’s fingers?
It’s pretty much king right now. Will we really have a choice once it ditches support for XP or Vista?
The fact is that M$ has a near monopoly. Only in
the mobile phone market does it have any real competition. M$ has it’s roots buried so deep, it can afford as many failures as it needs. There are plenty more numbers after 7.

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By: Sanjeev Mohan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/10/22/microsoft-bets-on-windows-7-heaven/comment-page-1/#comment-7653 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:08:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=3864#comment-7653 Five reasons why you shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 7

1 It’s not finished

Windows 7 has been thoroughly tested but only after its release worldwide will any bugs be obvious. It will be sensible at least to wait until a service pack irons out the teething troubles.

2 It’s expensive

Windows 7 starts at £69.99 for the basic version — considerably more expensive that Apple’s recent Snow Leopard upgrade, which retailed at £25. It’s money you probably don’t need to be spending — in most instances the functionality offered is something that you will already have set up if you need it. It might be better to wait until you buy a new computer and get a pre-installed copy.

3 It could be complicated

There are four versions of Windows 7, so you’ll have to choose the right one for you. Installation can be time-consuming, especially if you’re upgrading from XP to Windows 7, and it can throw up unexpected hassles.

4 Alternatives

Google’s “Chrome” operating system for netbooks, Apple and Linux all offer viable alternatives, either now or soon; just because Windows 7 is the Microsoft improvement doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the one for you.

5 Bide your time

Computing technology is moving online. Operating systems are only going to become lighter and smaller, while computers evolve into glorified web browsers, allowing you to access everything that currently sits on your own computer hard drive. Waiting might be wise. Well At least till Service Pack 1 is out.

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