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Vista or Windows 7 ?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by rfrf, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. rfrf

    rfrf

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    I am thinking about getting a new laptop computer. Should I get a Vista now or wait for the introduction of Windows 7 in October ? All of your respnses are greatly appreciated.

    RF
     
  2. IndyGunFreak

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    I just can't warm up to Vista( I did try... briefly), and have no experience w/ 7... I'd probably look at finding a good laptop w/ XP, then do a clean install of 7 when it comes out.

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    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    ARs&AKs NRA Life Member

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    Windows Vista was the technology disaster of the decade.
     
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    coq Raging Member

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    RDW BTDT

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    NO problems with VISTA 64B, or Office 07 here.
     
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    I don't have problems with Vista, but it is harder and less intuitive to use (Office 2007 vs Office 2003, anyone?). The platform itself if stable, though.
     
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    I like Vista, but have Win 7 on two machines and like it more.
     
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    Hokie NRA Member

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    Office does not equal Vista. I have had no problems with ether Office 07 or Vista.
     
  10. rfrf

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    Seems like a split decision ? How long would you wait for the bugs to be worked out of Windows 7 ?
    I do appreciate all of your input.

    RF
     
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    windows 7 beta seemed more solid then vista ever did.
     
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    I don't have a problem with Vista either, per se, it's just that some simple things seem more complicated in Vista. For instance, when needing to change something in the control panel, the icons and nomenclature in XP are such that it's easier to figure out where you need to go to change what you need to change. Also, I needed to change Vista from the "dummy" user format that is it's default to XP analogues to get any functionality out of it. For example, in the dummy default, when going into the control panel, it just asks you what you want to do, without giving you any real options. If your choice isn't on the simpleton list, you don't know what to do. But change the format to list or icons and it is like XP again and simple to use. Not to mention the UAC that was extremely annoying and, in my opinion, insulting.

    So once someone has changed all the default new-computer-user options to something more functional, you basically have XP with a pretty face lift and more RAM requirement.
     
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    havensal Senior Nozzle Jockey CLM

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    +1 to both!

    7 is the bomb. :wavey:
     
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    cdemarse NRA Life Member

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    Agreed. I hate it.
     
  15. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    I have Vista x64 on two machines and Windows 7 x64 on another and while I don't have any complaints about Vista I really like Windows 7 a lot more.
     
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    Patrick Graham Footlong Jr.

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    I agree.

    What was microsoft smoking when the did the user interface for Office 2007?

    Also, some of the changes in Vista seem to be changes for the sake of change and not for any real technical reason.
     
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    I posted this a few minutes ago in another post but since you brought it up ...

    Go here … http://in.geocities.com/shahshaileshs/

    … for some free Office 2007 add-ins that will replace the new ribbon and give you the "Classic" file menu from older versions of Office.
     
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    I would recommend waiting for 7. Starting next month sometime, you will start seeing computers that are eligible for free upgrades to Windows 7.
     
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    Windows 7 RC1 feels faster, more polished, and more stable than Vista. It lacks many of Vista's little annoyances and the changes that have been made seem to actually make sense.

    In short, I would skip Vista since 7's improved performance should be noticeable on a laptop where performance is usually neutered a bit compared to desktops. But performance isn't the only reason I prefer 7; it really is more well thought out than Vista was.
     
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