The month ahead: Can Windows 7 close the Vista flop chapter?

The month ahead: Can Windows 7 close the Vista flop chapter?

Summary: ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share the early word on the highly anticipated OS set for release in late October. Diaz also previews upcoming conferences, including CTIA, and considers the question where does Web 2.0 go from here?

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Topics: Mobility, Browser, Hardware, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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  • Glad for Windows 7. . . Maybe

    I'm glad Windows 7 is here and I hope it's a lot better than Vista. I have little experience with it which wasn't good but neither was my vista experience.

    I assume things will get better and after some updates I won't have Windows 7 refering to a usb printer as a CD/DVD device but I don't understand why the big change anyway.

    I still use XP Pro and couldn't care less about the ending of tech support. I never had a need for tech support. Maybe that's part of M$ plan in turning out flops and forcing them on the market.

    What is the deal with all the fancy graphics that just waste resources? When forced to use a Vista machine I set it up for best performance which makes it look like Win 2000. It still has the functionality and performs much better. Who needs the silly windows side bar and shiny little task bar anyway?

    I have actually switched to Ubuntu Linux and use a virtual machine with XP and only give it 512 MB RAM. It works just fine when I'm forced into using Windows because their hold on the market means everyone I interact with is using web apps and file formats that only work with windows and windows programs.


    I really hope 7 does close the vista flop chapter because I don't want to write MS off all together.
    iansane
  • RE: The month ahead: Can Windows 7 close the Vista flop chapter?

    After the fiasco of Vista, If they don't GIVE Windows 7 to Vista owners for FREE, then it's time to go Linux.
    bob1155
  • RE: The month ahead: Can Windows 7 close the Vista flop chapter?

    couldn't care less about the ending of tech support. I never had a need for tech support. Maybe that's part of M$ plan in turning out flops and forcing them on the market.
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    there it is in a one line statement. I have XP home, I have never used windows office for any reason, which seems to be the biggest gripe, and until I also am forced to switch I am not spending $300 for win 7 or any other.
    I used win 98 for a very long time until I had no choice but to go to XP. I still miss win 98.
    and, I am very sure, knowing microfools as I do,...it'll be just a very short time until they wheel-out yet again another OS for everyone because it seems to be the only thing they know how to do.
    by all means, let's make 5 or 6 OS formats but never ever care about the customer.
    to hell with it.
    the big shot desk jockeys can keep buying all the latest rage but I won't budge.!!!

    varick
  • Down on Vista, give it a rest!

    I've been using Vista for almost 2 years as the result of purchasing a new computer. Once I got past the security changes I've never had a problem with it. It's solid, I can run all my programs, including some old software and have never had any hardware issues.

    Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe most people out there aren't smart enough to make it work. It doesn't do any good to whine and bitch about it constantly. Use a little knowledge if you have any and make it work, or get something else and move on. The constant chatter and articles about it is getting old!
    kagnewrick@...
    • Agree

      I have used Vista since June 07, with almost zero problems. Only needed to reimage after 2 years, compared to 6 months for XP. Only two programs did not run (Wincal and unfortunately Acrobat 6) but the former "problem" forced me to get a much better calendar and I really needed to update Acrobat anyway. The annoying UAC can be tamed with 3rd party software. I am sticking with Vista.
      jonc2011
  • RE: The month ahead: Can Windows 7 close the Vista flop chapter?

    Like so many others it should have be a free upgrade as a service pack and remained vista. I haver been playing around and working RC of Windows 7 and find so much similarity to Vista.
    ed.pawlik@...