Windows 7 Pre-release
I know Microsoft is not everyones cup of tea but you can pre-order – I got it from play.com as the microsoft sote is down 🙂 LOL
£49.99 for home Premium and £99.99 for Pro – Release Oct 22 I think – full RRp fro Windows 7 Pro is estimated at £250.
I also can't wait for google to release their new OS next year to compete with Microsoft!Posted 8 years ago
I would agree but apart from bluetooth drivers I have been suprised at Windows 7 for its stability and compatibility (RC1 is very stable) – I had vista before and no I would agree I would wait for major fix patches when going from XP to Windows 7 but vista IMHO was crap as it shouldn't have been released so early. Window 7 def better in my opinion.Posted 8 years agoGaryLakeMember
I admit, XP very very rarely crashed for me and the one blue screen I had was down to a hardware failure so I can let that slide.
Never moved to Vista, will it be remembered fondly along with the likes of travesties like Windows ME?
I'm on OSX now, was forced onto it at work and have grown to love it so have made the switch at home… can't say I miss windows all that much but I never found XP as bad as others seem toPosted 8 years ago
– I didn't find XP bad gary but I think that people diss new OS's d.t. intial bugs. Do we remember when XP first came out – what a nightmare until at least SP1 then the problems with SP2 nightmare – so to say XP was great ? I think Win7 is based on Vista but I think Win 7 Seems to me to be what Vista should have been ? Interesting they have introduced XP SP3 compatability mode for those who run XP specific software – Public pressure works then 😉Posted 8 years agobrassneckSubscriber
Unfortunately for MS, XP hits the performance/features/stability balance quite neatly on the head. I really can't think of a reason to upgrade it (apart from at work, I believe there are licencing issues for W2K8 CALs that make a financial case for upgrading under Enterprise agreements).
Look at the min specs for games for a simple example – they generally quote about a 10-15% increase just for running Vista. I haven't seen anything massively useful out of the box that would make me switch, so I wouldn't see any benefit, in fact I lose some peformance.
My main home PC is OSX.. and the same argument applies in many ways – leopard does what I want in with a fair degree of aplomb, so why upgrade it.Posted 8 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
I've just done a clean reinstall on my PC so went for W7 just to see what it's like compoared to XP (granted, my XP was due a re-do so maybe a bit slow).
It's actually bloody good so far (2 days).
Boots faster, runs stuff stably so far. Downloads seem lots faster (possible ??).
I got the (apparently famous) bootmgr problem but cured by reinstalling with the secondary drive disconnected. After that, no problems yet
I'll probably go back to XP when they ask for money, thoughPosted 8 years ago
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