Im glad I didnt upgrade to EXPNSIVE vista

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Just as they realese one version of windows they realese a newer one
Presentin Windows 7
http://apcmag.com/7874/windows_7_to_be_released_next_year
A recently-release roadmap for the next major Window release – Windows 7 – indicates that Microsoft is planning to release the new operating system in the second half of 2009, rather than the anticipated release date of some time in 2010.
There are apparently three “milestone” builds planned for 2008, and the first one – M1 – has already shipped to key partners for code validation. M1 is for the English language build only, but is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will most likely be the last Windows operating system available in 32-bit, and given the rapid advances Windows Vista is making in the 64-bit computing market, this seems a sensible decision.
M2 should ship around April/May, and M3 some time in the third quarter of 2008. There’s no available roadmap information about further milestone, beta or release candidate builds, except the updated RTM release date of H2 2009.
If Windows 7 is released in the second half of 2009, this will be three years after Windows Vista which went RTM in November 2006. A three-year major product cycle would take the Windows operating system out of cycle with Windows Server, which is on an approximate four-year cycle.
The big question is who in the market will respond to an early release. The transition to Windows Vista seems to have caused a lot of angst amongst users, but I think has far more to do with moving out of the Windows XP comfort zone, rather than any indication of Vista’s quality or stability. In which case, perhaps a shorter product cycle from here on in will get users and businesses thinking ahead much quicker, not to mention the hardware vendors who were the major contributors to Vista’s shaky start.

*Downgrades to 95*
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Windows_Vista

Vista offers no benefit to end users. Any perceived benefit is artificial and is strictly marketing or a manufactured "benefit" in order to lure users into buying Vista. There's no technical reason DirectX 10 couldn't be made to work on Windows XP. Microsoft just chooses not to.

Meanwhile, there are numerous disadvantages to Vista. These include:

- A given set of hardware will run 25%-33% slower with Vista than XP
- Aggressive anti-consumer DRM all over the place prevents users from doing things they legally are entitled to do
- Microsoft went on an insane campaign of "change for the sake of change" with Vista. Many common things users got comfortable with are no more, and even simple, straight-forward tasks are now cumbersome and unintuitive exercises of frustration

Add that to the fact that there's nothing out there that requires you to be on Vista. Even though DirectX 10 requires Vista, I know of no game that requires DirectX 10 and won't run with 9. Not to mention the fact that although games look better with DirectX 10 they run a lot slower than with 9.

That said... don't expect "Windows 7" to be any better than Vista in any of these regards. The directions Microsoft are taking are one-way as far as they're concerned, and they aren't about to backtrack. If you want to head in a different direction, you need to ditch Microsoft entirely.

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I'm quite happy with vista. I use both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS. The package I bought was "Home Premium". My latest overclocking project was with Vista 32-bit, LINK. I still use XP as well.
 
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Windows XP FTW! :lol:

I wanted Vista though, maybe an upgrade to a better monitor would be a better option.
 

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Just found some leaked footage on the Windows 7, not sure if it's legit but it looks like it to me.
[MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-crFaYLW-xk[/MEDIA]
 

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manred said:
Just found some leaked footage on the Windows 7, not sure if it's legit but it looks like it to me.
That'd be more interesting if the person who made it learned how to focus his fricken camera.
 
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Well id only be arsed it said OSis (not a miss spell of the local band Oasis) will run the programs I got on here
And if this pile-o-shite computer could handle it
 

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Well another reason to turn to the light side
Buy a mac and you wont have all this crazy worthless os's
 

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I wanted to get XP for my laptop but for some reason they only sold ones with Vista. :(
 

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Chewy said:
I wanted to get XP for my laptop but for some reason they only sold ones with Vista. :(

Some companies will let you pay more to downgrade to XP.
 

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nxcmp said:
Some companies will let you pay more to downgrade to XP.

Yeah, and that kind of sucks seeing that you have to pay extra money for a past version of Windows because Vista sucks so bad.
 

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