Windows Vista... giving way to window 7?

@ahgong (10066)
Singapore
February 2, 2009 4:38am CST
Ever since the launch of Windows vista, many complaints have followed. Patches has also been released to try and arrest some of the problems there were faced by users of the Vista system. The biggest gripe comes mainly from the lack of driver support from hardware partners. There is talk that Microsoft may push forward a release of the windows 7 in 2010. Many people are wondering if there will be any one bold enough to push a new platform OS to replace the Vista. Fortunately for Microsoft, competitors have failed to present a cohesive alternative to the Vista platform. Linux is still struggling to gain market share. Apple OS X s still regulated to Apple-endorsed hardware. With the many problems faced in the Vista, will you rush to upgrade to the latest Microsoft OS when it is released next year?
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@arvaster (521)
• United States
3 Feb 09
I tried out the leaked beta of Windows 7 and I must say I am very impressed. The performance boost and support in the new system actually makes me *miss* Windows. I am currently running Ubuntu Linux and haven't missed Windows since the Vista release. But Windows 7 is probably the best windows yet. SO FREAKING FAST! But to answer your question: No, I will not get Windows 7 (
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
3 Feb 09
It is that impressive eh? I may just get a copy and try it out myself. Ubuntu is good? I have thoughts of switching to Linux. But yet to make that move.
@arvaster (521)
• United States
3 Feb 09
Performance wise, yes it is very impressive :) I still stand by my statement that Windows 7 may be the best Windows yet! I was sceptic at first, it looked like vista and acted alot like vista but dang, its so fast. Built in support for divx and iso files :D And yes, I love Ubuntu. I think if you want to switch to Linux, Ubuntu will be the best. Big community if you ever run into problems :) And most things are easy fixes if you just have a little patience and time. My biggest problem was to get sound to work but it wasn't too much of a hassle :)
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
I will consider it when I get my new HDD to replace my current one. Where do you usually go to get your Ubuntu problems fixed?
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
I guess probably not, because after trying the beta of Windows 7, it is to me not a major upgrade. It has streamlined and improved the task bar, media centre, file management etc. And I still believe that Windows 7 will still fall prey to viruses, worms, trojans etc because anti-virus companies are enthusiastically rushing out technical previews of their latest packages for the Windows 7 platform. I don't think anyone can ever replace an OS with another OS, as each OS is unique is in its own way. Recent advances have allowed running of Windows inside Mac and Linux, blurring the line between compatability. Ideally, to get the most of out the OS, is to use them as widely as possible, therefore, I'm hoping to get a Mac and a machine running solely on Linux.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
Ah, a MAC. I too am eying one as well. But it being a good to have gadget, I have to justify to get one. There are priorities for the money to pay for a MAC. One day, One day I will get my MAC!
@reon862 (134)
• United States
3 Feb 09
well, so far the windows 7 RC1 has gotten a lot of praise performance wise and feature wise. It is definitely better than Vista though it is uncertain how it will hold up as an OS (features tend to get altered by the time commercial release rolls around). I think even after windows 7 comes out i will continue to use my customized version of XP and linux. I'll only go to windows 7 when a new computer i get comes with it, which is very likely
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
Yeah, I think that would be the case as well. Cos we are all so familiar with the OS platforms that are already working and not giving trouble in our current computer. IT is not likely that we will change to the new OS for the sake of it. But when we purchase new hardware, that is when we will be using the new OS cos it come pre-installed with in.
@youless (92251)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Feb 09
This is very interesting. As I haven't used Vista yet as it has a higher requirement for my hardware. Otherwise it will slow down my computer. It will be funny that I don't use Vista but it already quit to the market:) I love China
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
Well, OS has to keep improving. Otherwise, a lot of software programmers will be out of a job. I guess with better hardware, better software to support it is a natural process. And with new software, there will definitely be new gripes from people who uses it. That is why it is better to wait a little after the launch before deciding to switch to the new OS platform or not.
@amitksing (1324)
• India
3 Feb 09
Windows Vista was never my cup of tea. I found it too complex. Also, it needs hight processor capabilities and too much memory space, hence not used by people having systems with older configuration. I am still using Windows XP (SP2) and I find it very good. Lets hope Windows 7 is a good replacement for Vista version and that it overcomes all the shortcomings that Vista has!
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
Well, you did mentioned some thing that I forgot. The resource usage does run a little high. And it is causing extra load on my CPU, thus heating up my laptop really fast. Other than that, there isn't much gripe about vista. XP (SP2) is good. I am using that myself and I find it to be very good. Am thinking whether to upgrade some of my older machines to XP or not. But with the coming of the windows 7, I am curious to see what improvements it has over the last two stable OS versions. (2000 and XP)
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Feb 09
I dunno much about such things, and i will only take what's available and given to me.. hehe ^_^ I have heard alot of bad comments on Vista and it was my fren whom recommended me not to use it no matter what.. Other than that, i'm not too sure about other OS, and right now i'm still using XP.. haha.. Is it time to change a new OS? Or the old ones are still working just fine?? hehe
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
4 Feb 09
Well, when I was doing support work, I usually tell my customers this : "if it ain't broken, don't fix it!". As long as XP is serving you fine, let it be. Unless you are going to use some software that is only supported in the newer OS, there is no reason to change. Companies change OS mainly due to licensing issues. Some license do not provide support for the current OS they are using, so they have no choice but to upgrade in order to ensure that problems with the OS is supported by the vendor who sold the license to them. There is a lot of talk about Vista being lousy. Well, the laptop that I am using right now is not vista. Other than a few unfamiliar issue, mainly due to unfamiliarity with the new OS, the vista platform is doing fine for my daily usage. With all the hype about the new Windows 7, I cannot help but be curious though.
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• Philippines
2 Feb 09
yay! windows 7 beta was up. anyway, its a bit hasty to switch OS's.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
3 Feb 09
I too never like betas. But if I am really curious to see what the new OS has, I may just install it to explore. Maybe as a virtual PC. I am happy with my current OS. Unless the new OS is proven to be stable, I wouldn't be changing mine anytime soon.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
2 Feb 09
I am not much of a geek. I think, I would give it a time before doing anything with the tide. Windows Vista is working fine with me, so I would wait for authentic reports before upgrading. Thanks for this news.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
3 Feb 09
No Problem! I too am looking forward to see what the new OS has in store for us. Vista so far is okay for me. A little more cumbersome to use. But OK for me so far.