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Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby curriegrad2004 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:15 pm

Since Windows 7 RTM'd last week, anybody having high hopes on Windows 7? I don't really have that much of a high hope for Windows 7 because I don't see much of a change from Vista to 7.

But so far I'm using Vista on my new notebook and I can say that Microsoft made so many changes that XP users will complain about it for the first few days, but after that you'll get used to it. (Like UAC for an example)
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby Max » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:05 am

The good thing is...you can turn UAC off :D Well at least on Vista on you - is it also possible on 7? I don't recall.

I like how it's activation and genuine windows tool stuff was cracked a little while ago (damn, don't have the article for it), that means gamers like me who use linux for everything else won't need to fork out several hundred dollars for a dx10 OS.

And as usual, I wouldn't install it till SP1 at least.
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby curriegrad2004 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:43 am

Naw, I didn't have to crack activation to use Windows 7, all I did was install Windows 7 with my OEM certificate from Vista on my Toshiba and viola! It was activated!
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby spaceship9 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:05 am

I tried Windows 7, on a netbook, desktop, and a weird 'identity problem' desktop-based-on-server-hardware machine
I still see absolutely no reason to upgrade my XP installation to that, even if i get it legit and free... I'm still using the same OEM XP Home installation that came with my ex-desktop almost 7 years ago, absolutely no problems, ever.
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby Max » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:45 am

The problem comes from the more and more dx10 games that are coming out =/
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby spaceship9 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:07 pm

I also see no reason to switch an OS just to use DX10... games are games, they look fine at max settings on DX9
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby curriegrad2004 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:45 pm

The only reason I might want to move to Windows 7 is because of the Hyper-V system I'm planning to deploy over the next year or so. Depending if VMware is going to make a free hypervisor that will integrate with Active Directory without extra costs, so far Hyper-V is the only hypervisor that will integrate into Active Directory smoothly :evil:

Having that said, I heard Windows 7 is going to include XP mode based on Microsoft's crappy Virtual PC Hyper-V server. See how that will turn out ;)
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby Max » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:50 am

spaceship9 wrote:I also see no reason to switch an OS just to use DX10... games are games, they look fine at max settings on DX9


Well that's only one problem. The other is that as time progresses, hardware manufacturers won't make drivers for windows XP for their products and such similar stuff.
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby cdanik » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:09 am

I currently run on Windows Vista ( I like XP better, but just didn't want to be too many operating systems behind :D) Anyway, I wanted to beta test windows 7 when it first came out in beta, but I kept putting it off and never got to it. (It was going to be a pain in the ass because I didn't separate my drive into an OS partition and a document partition :evil: )

One of my good friends was a beta tester and says it's really close to vista. I only saw the desktop interface and it looked very similar to vista, but less room on the taskbar :D, but that's all I noticed in the little bit of time I used it.
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby Jdrid » Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:17 am

I tried a beta copy of Windows 7 awhile ago, before RTM, so I'm not sure what has changed, but in my limited test run the interface at startup looks EXACTLY like vista, minus maybe the taskbar. Never really tested the features out, but a lot of people say it's a lot better than vista.

And yes, go ahead and stone me, but I like Vista. Now don't get me wrong, XP was kickass, but I've never had a real problem with vista like everyone else.
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby spaceship9 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:47 am

Starcraftmazter wrote:
spaceship9 wrote:I also see no reason to switch an OS just to use DX10... games are games, they look fine at max settings on DX9


Well that's only one problem. The other is that as time progresses, hardware manufacturers won't make drivers for windows XP for their products and such similar stuff.

I've got a PC that can max crysis now, and all the drivers work fine on XP... I think I'll be set for a good long while in terms of drivers ;) Especially since the games I play the most came out before Vista was even anounced
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Re: Windows 7... Any expectations?

Postby curriegrad2004 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:55 pm

Yeah, Windows 7 is only good for gamers at the moment.

But if Microsoft did make signifcant changes in the Kernel regarding speed, then might as well as upgrade everything to run on Windows 7 based OSes (Like Server 2008 R2 and etc.)
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