Windows 7: King of operating systems ......(16 posts)
AGREE Windows 7 is about as good as it gets and is really enjoyable. :) :)
I'd like to have one of those MS Win Pro Tablets (NOT RT) to go along with my BIG Build Custom Machines HOWEVER am afraid after reading that the little Windows Tablet PCs will be Cost and Function Prohibitive.
$1000 bucks ????
WOW; too much for Pensioner gadget !!!! (LOL)
Not going to switch to Windows 8 Pro for even $40 dollar low, low price ????
Think I'll purchase all I can get. (LOL) (LOL)
For the XP hold out Folks:
Builder MBs ain't gonna have XP drivers next go around just like OEM machines don't have them now.
RC to W8 upgrade will work, but only personal data will be save. W7 to W8 (and from Vista SP1) will bring everything over. Programs, data, and settings. XP and RC the same, just data.
MS is pushing real hard to make W8 the king so to speak. Everything will upgrade to W8 Pro basically. The tale would be if s/w vendors move to Metro. To me, Metro looks 'flat', doesn't 'pop' and colors appear muted? I've already seen some app that have that appearance.
Guys, it isn't the OS, it is the APPS....
If the OS runs the program you want or enables you to do what you want, then that is the OS you need.
Be it a game, like Angry Birds for instance, a DVD creator (yes, each OS has one, but some work better than others, or you own one), or an in-house built app, that will determine your choice of OS.
I don't know of anyone that buys an OS to just run it? Can't do anything with an OS, other than what is built-in. Want only e-mail, browsing, enter a document, they all do that... it is the 'extra' needs that determine what you use.
Thinking of e-mail, even the platform could determine your choice of because you have to enter data to respond to e-mails. Tablet's just don't cut it with on-screen keyboards. Ultra-books might, but the keyboard could be 'small'. Same for Netbooks. Laptops and Desktops are far better for this task for instance.
LH, exactly, they got what was on the h/w they bought which would do the job for them. It wasn't the OS, although, depending on user knowledge it might be. Otherwise they got what the salesman or friend told them would do the job. They didn't go out and look for W7 lets say and then discovered it would do the job for them.
If one doesn't have in mind a need for a specific tool/app, then anything would do, no? However I can't imagine anyone buying something without a need? Would you buy a computer 'just to have one'?
I'd assume for most of those people WebTV would suffice, except I don't think you can print or save data with it, but you can do e-mail and surf with it.
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