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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Sep-13 16:13:34
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Re: Win7 or 8 new OS


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That sounds like a very good description of those who stick with older versions such as XP! I like to look forwards.
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Thu 12-Sep-13 17:30:38
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here is a read on 8.1.

http://www.tweakguides.com/Windows81_1.html

in short win7 is a PC os.
win 8 is a touch/cloud os with pc support.

that article only touches on some issues as well there is many more. coming from XP it goes without saying win7 will be a more freindly experience for you, also dont worry about it been "old", win 7 isnt about to go EOL it has several years left, win 8 also only has 7% market share so you wont be left out on win 7, that has the biggest windows market share, and XP is 2nd behind it.

Its like what website dev's started doing, redoing their websites to be touch friendly claiming pc users arent compromised when they are, it is impossible to have a good UI good for both, one has to have consequences, and sadly touch usually gets favoured due to thats where the growth is. Most popular websites were better 2 years ago then they were now before they started becoming "touch friendly"..

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Edited by Chrysalis (Thu 12-Sep-13 18:13:22)

Standard User shalom2005
(committed) Thu 12-Sep-13 18:44:17
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Re: Win7 or 8 new OS


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In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
personally the gui theme drives me nuts, the lack of aero affect has dragged it back a decade.


I've installed Aero Glass - works fine. Now have transparency back!

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Standard User Zodiac
(committed) Thu 12-Sep-13 19:15:42
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Thanks thats a good read.

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 12-Sep-13 19:46:13
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In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
win 8 is a touch/cloud os with pc support.

God damn! If only I had known this before I rolled it out to 700 computers at work!

Funny though, I've had no complaints.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Thu 12-Sep-13 20:15:08
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yes that looks handy, so someone finally made an app for it, does it import win 7 themes?

shame about the other problems that still remain tho.

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Thu 12-Sep-13 20:17:50
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In reply to a post by Pipexer:
In reply to a post by Chrysalis:
win 8 is a touch/cloud os with pc support.

God damn! If only I had known this before I rolled it out to 700 computers at work!

Funny though, I've had no complaints.


the question is why did you roll it out?

if you was my employee I would be evaluating the ROI on that rollout.

So far in this thread to a guy using XP who wants a good upgrade experience the people reccomending windows 8 is a weak argument based on "its newer".

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Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 13-Sep-13 15:11:57
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Newer isn't always better (Vista). I have Win 2K on a 10 year old laptop as a print server, XP on a PC and W7 on a laptop. All work well on their own environment. Should I change to W8 just for the hell of it?

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-Sep-13 15:21:55
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You generally need to for games and internet sites, although if you just use it for sending emails or as a server, then you many not need to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 13-Sep-13 15:25:49
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If the 2000 and XP machines connect to the Internet then you most assuredly should update them to a newer version. Malware writers will be reverse engineering patches to Vista and later versions to discover vulnerabilities which will not be patched in the older OSs.

No-one should change to Windows 8 for the hell of it. If you already have 7 then it's a matter of preference; if you are buying a new OS now then it's a no-brainer. Better still just use Linux or FreeBSD, which are updated more frequently than Windows and will cost you nothing. (Problem there if you like game-playing, though - that's why I run Windows as well as Linux.)
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