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#278047 - 11/07/09 10:00 PM Windows 7
fredk Offline
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I was bored after work last night so I went to anandtech and read their write up on the release.

Looks like they took the Vista pig, gave it a fresh coat of paint and a little more lipstick, spend a few hundred million, and they have themselves a thoroughbred.

Other than watering down UAC, adding a bunch of codecs to Media Center and a UI facelift its the same OS. OK, they made it a little leaner for low end machines as well.

Guess I'll stick with Vista. Maybe an upgrade to 64 bit and more ram is in order.
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#278048 - 11/07/09 10:06 PM Re: Windows 7 [Re: fredk]
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First off, I'm an OSX guy.

I put Win 7 beta on my Macbook and ran it with Virtual Box off of a USB HDD. It was VERY fast, even faster than a T41 Thinkpad.

Then I ran Win 7 on a Dell Mini 9, which also dual booted OSX. Win 7 was VERY impressive on an Atom. Win 7 is a VERY good OS IMHO.

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#278051 - 11/07/09 10:31 PM Re: Windows 7 [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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I agree. And since its pretty much the same as Vista, which I was always happy with post sp1...

I just think its funny that Vista was supposed to be such a pile of doo, hence the lipstick on a pig comment. Same OS, new face...
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#278054 - 11/07/09 10:55 PM Re: Windows 7 [Re: fredk]
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Ah, yes, I understand now. Yes, it does look better than Vista. But it seems to run faster than Vista ever did.

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#278056 - 11/07/09 11:08 PM Re: Windows 7 [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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The lipstick must be red to make the pig go faster.

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#278061 - 11/07/09 11:21 PM Re: Windows 7 [Re: CV]
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They did do some things in Win7 to make performance better, so it should be a bit faster than Vista was. The laptop I'm sending this from is on Win7...I like it so far, but then I never had a problem with Vista (I must be the only person in the world that can say that from the way it gets bashed)

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#278062 - 11/07/09 11:23 PM Re: Windows 7 [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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From the benchmarks I saw on anandtech, Vista and Win7 are about the same. That was their conclusion as well.

CV, Wanna make that pig go a little faster? Just add a coat of grease and a few extra volts. Nothing like an overclocked greased pig...
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#278070 - 11/08/09 12:34 AM Re: Windows 7 [Re: fredk]
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Nope, I don't have a problem with Vista, either, at least after SP1.
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#278076 - 11/08/09 02:00 AM Re: Windows 7 [Re: fredk]
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
From the benchmarks I saw on anandtech, Vista and Win7 are about the same. That was their conclusion as well.

For actually getting things done, Vista and 7 are about the same, maybe with 7 being slower. But for interactivity 7 "feels" faster because they've make the GUI run with a higher priority. Also the memory foot print has been decreased, so lesser machines can run it without swapping to the hard disk constantly, that really speeds things up in that case.
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#278085 - 11/08/09 02:59 AM Re: Windows 7 [Re: ClubNeon]
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They mentioned memory management as a minor issue, but heck, just toss another 4 gig at the problem...
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