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Pre-release Windows 7 outperforming Vista


Matt Rendo

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That top vid is lame as hell but what do expect from a bunch of computer nerds with a lame product. :lol:

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If Windows 7 is Hitler, then Vista is Mary Poppins. At least on my computer right now. Everything is slower, and just a general pain in the ass.

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THIS may be the solution ...

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i hate vista...windoz 7 is ok...a lot more responsive and not such a memory hog...my youngest daughter is running windoz 7 on her 2 gig machine..she reckons its great...like redneck i`m running an updatable tweaked version of xp pro sp3 i got off a good site...there are many of them floating around...those asian xp tweakers and rebuilders are amazing...i`ve been running it (XP_SP3) beautifully on an Acer dual processor AMD with 3 gig of ram for about a year...can`t see me changing any time soon...

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WINDOWS 7 - why pay for a bug fix....??

Microsoft admits that Windows 7 is little more than Vista with the bugs ironed out, so why on earth should Vista users be expected to pay for it?

I say anyone who paid for Vista should get a free upgrade to Window 7, not to mention a personal apology from Ballmer and his cronies over at Microsoft. The fact that Windows 7 has been fast-tracked just proves that Vista is one of those mistakes that Redmond would rather forget, just like the woeful Windows ME.

Vista was the best thing that ever happened to Mac OS and Linux, giving frustrated Windows users the excuse they were looking for to break away from Microsoft. Last year saw me ditch Windows XP for Leopard and ditch Windows Mobile for an iPhone. Both Apple solutions had their teething problems, but nothing compared to the frustrations of many Vista users. I know plenty of other people who've abandoned Windows in the last 12 months, and plenty more who are thinking about it.

read more here....

http://digihub.smh.com.au/node/232

source:SMH/aturner/blog

images:stealthcomputer/tweaktown....WINDOWS 7...."Microsoft admits that Windows 7 is little more than Vista with the bugs ironed out..."

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right...that`s it...now i`m really confused...i only tried windows 7 for a couple of days....that`s not really long enough to get a line on things....i`m going to throw it on a spare pc and run it for a couple of weeks or so....

http://blogs.computerworld.com/why_xp_owne..._love_windows_7

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=630

http://www.sarahintampa.com/sarah/2009/01/...-love-fest.html

http://www.insidetech.com/training/article...about-windows-7

http://weblog.infoworld.com/enterprisedesk...ws_7_he_mu.html

image:slashgear....Windows 7 Multitouch...

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...back with windows 7 installed and running on an AMD dual processor machiine with 3 GIG of RAM....i`m running opera 10 alpha on here instead of firefox because i`m impressed with the new opera presto rendering engine..and... i love opera`s built-in email client....AND... i`m just plain sick of firefox at the moment....i`m also using the vista/7 readyboost tweak with a 2 G usb key..we`ll see how that goes...onward and upward as they say....

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Good Luck Kiwi! I was running XP Pro Pirated Edition on my P4 1.7 for years until the mother board died 2 yrs ago. Now I have an Intel board with an Intel core2 duo processor and 4gigs of ram. I am still running XP Pro Pirated Edition with SP3.

For you it's "onward and upward".

For me it's "leave shit alone unless it breaks". I don't need a new operating system to play 60s music. My Winamp version is 2.8 which means it's probably been 4 or 5 yrs since it was updated. Time stands still everywhere at the trailer park except for my hair. It seems to be turning color and falling out at a rate that Einstein couldn't explain.

Old ammo seems to work well though. :thumbsup:

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Good Luck Kiwi! I was running XP Pro Pirated Edition on my P4 1.7 for years until the mother board died 2 yrs ago. Now I have an Intel board with an Intel core2 duo processor and 4gigs of ram. I am still running XP Pro Pirated Edition with SP3.

For you it's "onward and upward".

For me it's "leave shit alone unless it breaks". I don't need a new operating system to play 60s music. My Winamp version is 2.8 which means it's probably been 4 or 5 yrs since it was updated. Time stands still everywhere at the trailer park except for my hair. It seems to be turning color and falling out at a rate that Einstein couldn't explain.

Old ammo seems to work well though. :thumbsup:

i`ve got a Dell intel core 2 duo with 3 gig of ram as well..my eldest daughter seems to have staked a claim to it at the moment...it`s got a brand new nvidia graphics card...i think that i prefer the Intel/Nvidia specs to the AMD/ATI Radeon rig that i`m currently using..i definitely am not that keen on ATI graphics gear..it seems to be a bit buggy and gets bloody hot...bit it seems to be handling the aero desktop effect ok at the moment...uh oh..the missus is looking worried..she can sense a computer upgrade in the air...

my favourite xp is by experience/tiny xp ...the man is an artist...try tiny xp SP3 rev 2009 mate..very nice....6 different tweaked XP flavours..very cool..and not a system error message to be seen anywhere...it`s amazing what can be done these days with Nlite...as to winamp 2.8...i agree mate...

http://radified.com/Files/

http://radified.com/Files/winamp_281_lite.exe

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I don't mess with computers enough to have a preference. I just use what I have. My son set it up except for the umpteen hard drives. This one has a Nvidia pci-e graphics card of some sort but I don't need a top shelf video card so I'm sure he put a middle of the road card in it. I noticed that Fry's Electronics had Seagate 1.5 tb internal hard drives for 129.99 until Tuesday. I'm running a little low on drive space but I may wait until they put them on sale again to buy 3 or 4. Not only am I low on drive space but I am also low on money. Taxes on the house are due this week. Since I was off work for a few months late last year, I have a little bit of a squeeze in my checking account. Hard drives have really gotten larger and cheaper. 3 yrs ago I paid 220 bucks for 500gb drives. I think I paid 140 for 1tb drives just last Sept. Last week the 1tb ones were $100. I don't want to run out of space but I don't want to buy them any sooner than I have to because the price keeps dropping. Other than the hard drives I don't intend to upgrade anything. I bought a 850 watt power supply a few months ago and I wish had bought at least a 1000 watt. When I plug in more drives to back up stuff I have to hook up a second power supply or F.R.E.D. won't boot up. Bigger seems to be the answer to most things. Bigger drives, bigger power supply, bigger guns.

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Bigger seems to be the answer to most things. Bigger drives, bigger power supply, bigger guns.

..bigger government... :lol: :lol:

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...and then again, some things are about maxed out. :lol:

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THIS may be the solution ...

interesting article dude...

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Place your bets on Windows 7....

Microsoft looks to have hit the jackpot with its new version of Windows, reports David Flynn....

There are plenty of ways a geek can get lucky. He can meet one of his favourite Star Trek actors. He can go on a date with an actual girl (bonus points if she likes Star Trek).

But for the army of geeks at Microsoft, the pinnacle of luck this year will be to usher in a new version of Windows that blasts away the many woes of Windows Vista and sets the company and its hero product back on track.

That new version of Windows is due at the end of this year. It's called Windows 7, although while the number is fortuitous, it's anchored in practicality - this is the seventh edition of Windows to be built on the "new technology" architecture Microsoft introduced to Windows in 1993.

Nonetheless, Microsoft needs all the luck it can get.

read more here....

http://www.smh.com.au/news/digital-life/la...2818788054.html

source:David Flynn/SMH

image:SMH.com.au.....Next generation . . . similar in appearance, Windows 7 is classes above the problematic Vista.

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"Groan".... Microsoft to release “at least” six versions of Windows 7....

Seemingly unable to learn the lessons from the slow-moving Vista – whose multiple editions ranged from the cheap but gutless Vista Basic to Vista Ultimate, which did everything but cost as much as a second-hand car – Microsoft today announced a similar blizzard of versions for Windows 7.

As with Vista, there will again be a Basic version.

But whereas Vista Home Basic ($199 as an upgrade) showed up on PCs in many New Zealand retail chains, Windows 7 Home Basic will only be released in emerging markets.

However, just above Windows 7 Basic will sit Windows 7 Starter, which will lack DVD playback and other features.

more here....

http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/groan-microso...windows-7-40502

source: Chris Keall/NBR

image:NBR....WINDOWS 7....multiple versions to be released...

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I am happy with Win 7 so far. Less buggy, less of a resource hog, and just seems to run better. Now all I need is a crack so I can run this beta version on into the sunset.

Just upgraded the internet (7mbps) so now its time to download some new music. We will see how the built in backup works.

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Windows 7 beta - is Vista already dead?...

Is Windows 7 Microsoft's going to be the greatest operating system since sliced bread? Will it finally deliver on the promise of Windows after decades of duds and near misses? Copping a not too insignificant amount of flack off the back of Vista, Microsoft appears to be taking no chances with Windows 7 and in an unprecedented move have made it available as a free beta trial download to the public.

I'm a Vista fan-boy.

read more here.....

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/...jectid=10555760

source:Pat Pilcher/Blog/NZHERALD

image:www.computerworld.com.....Windows 7 builds on the good stuff in Vista, and sorts out the bad - like UAC.

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Windows 7 keyboard tricks....

Windows 7, Microsoft's latest Windows has been soft-launched as a beta offering to the public for over a fortnight. While umpteen acres of Brazilian rainforest have been used to supply the bazillion odd metric tonnes of Windows 7 reviews already written, virtually no one has talked about the really nifty keyboard shortcuts built into the system. Until now that is, here's the definitive list of hidden keyboard shortcuts for quick conversion to Windows 7 power user status.

read more.....

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/...jectid=10555763

source:Pat Pilcher/Blog/NZHERALD

images:media.arstechnica.com/static.howstuffworks.com.....Mash the Windows and E keys and you'll open up an Explorer window displaying the Libraries folder.

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Microsoft denies Windows 7 UAC vulnerability.....

Microsoft is denying that there is a security hole in the User Account Control feature of Windows 7 after a blogger reported it last week and posted what he said was a fix for it.

"I can tell you that this is not a vulnerability," a spokesman for Microsoft through its public relations team said in an e-mail.

Effective Security with a Continuous Approach to ISO 27001 Compliance: Download now

Last week, Long Zheng, a long-time Microsoft watcher and blogger, wrote on his I Started Something Blog that a change Microsoft made in Windows 7 to improve the UAC security feature has left the new OS less secure because it allows someone to remotely turn the feature off without the user knowing.

more.....

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/0202...rc=rss-security

http://www.istartedsomething.com/

source:Elizabeth Montalbano/IDG News Service/IStartedSomething

image:IStartedSomething....WINDOZ SE7EN....UAC flaw...

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Windows 7 UAC Vulnerability Fixed, Microsoft Says...

Microsoft said it has fixed a User Account Control hole in Windows 7. Microsoft also said its two recommended versions of Windows 7 will not have some security features, including BitLocker. Windows General Manager Mike Ybarra indicated Windows 7 is running well on notebooks.

Microsoft Relevant Products/Services on Thursday elaborated on plans for the six versions of Windows 7 and said it fixed vulnerabilities in the User Account Control security Relevant Products/Services feature. The software giant said the UAC problem has been fixed in post-beta builds not yet released.

more here....

http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?stor...amp;full_skip=1

source: Resende/Kent/Newsfactor

images:www.vista123.net/yaho-o.blogspot.com: Se7en: UAC hole that "wasn`t a fault" now fixed...

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The too good to be true dept: IE 8 to be optional in Windows 7....

read more: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/rumours-true-...windows-7-73639

source: Chris Keall/NBR

image: Supplied: WINDOZE SE7EN: IE8 to be OPTIONAL..."finally..after all these years."

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I had to uninstall Win 7. It wouldnt let me update my computer, my DVD drive wasnt working, and it was starting to lag terribly. I reinstalled Vista and wouldnt ya know it, my hard drive is starting to bug out on me. Time to buy a Mac?

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well here i am with the latest version of windoze se7en to hit the streets so to speak...Windows 7 build 7007 has made its way into my greedy hands in a plain brown paper bag...we`ll see how it goes in comparison to the earlier windoze se7en betas...

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