Windows 7 - Should I Dive Straight In?

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    Hi,


    How many people are currently using Windows 7 and what are your thoughts and experiences of it?

    The reason for asking is that I'm going to build myself a new PC over the next 2 months, would like to do it in one go but due to finances I'll have to spread the build over 2 pay days :(

    Once built I was thinking of jumping straight in with Windows 7 64Bit, so I suppose the question is should I?

    Thoughts & Views welocmed.

    Regards,

    Andrew
     
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    I am using W7 rc 32bit, and am quite liking it...Its pretty quick imo....Pretty much everything that works for Vista works for W7...When the final release comes out I will be purchasing it. The only thing I am having trouble with is dual booting..Otherwise it is good..
     
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    Abarbarian Acruncher VIP Member

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    Depends what you use the pc for. If you are a home user and finances are tight why on earth pay for an os when you can use a free one. Have a look at me latest Mandriva 64 Bit walkthrough for a linux alternative to M$.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi & Thanks to you both for your replies,

    It will be used for both work and play, work being an Oracle/MS SQL based .NET application at times requiring development in MS Visual Studio and report writing etc. Play would be games e.g. CoD 4 On-Line plus surfing etc.

    I thought I would make use of Windows 7 RC.

    Regards,

    Andrew
     
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    Im not sure if this is still the case, but beware, that Evenbalance (punkbuster) dont support 'beta or pre release OS's'

    So no Cod4 online if that is still the case. :)
     
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    Hi,

    It appears that the majority of people using Windows 7 are running it either as a VPC or Dual Boot.

    Mmmmm... I hope to have my new PC built by the end of July, I'll download the 64bit RC and burn it to a disk probably next week at the office. However, in view of Microsoft advising not to test it on your primary PC I'm not sure what Microsoft OS to install onto the new PC?

    Should I bite the bullet and have Windows 7 as my primary OS, or should I just wait for the offical release and install Vista instead?

    Regards,

    A rather confused Andrew :confused:
     
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    In that case it'll have to be either XP Pro 64bit or Vista Business 64bit, any thoughts or views as to which?

    Regards,

    Andrew
     
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    Don't ask MadX about Vista ;)

    :lol:
     
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    Don't ask Max for any advice today, Jack and Daniels have taken control of any thought process I might have.....:p
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    none, it ain't been released yet. It's due in October. ;)


    Depends, if all the components are "true" 64bit capable, then yes, I would.

    Windows 7 ? not as far as I'm concerned ... I'll call it by its correct name, Vista Second Edition, if you look closely you will see the RC # is 6.1 (build 7100 or whatever build you have)

    It is, what Vista should have been, and MS know it.

    :user:
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    You're in a tricky situation as Win 7 isn't released for 4 months - and that's by no means certain - yet you want an OS now.

    Your best bet is to see whether you can find a version of Vista with a free upgrade to 7 when it's released, but that's unlikely if you're only buying an OEM version.

    If it were me, I'd wait til October but if you want it now :confused:

    Seems pointless paying a hundred quid for a flawed version of 7 (Vista) now but it also doesn't make much sense to buy a nine year old OS (XP).

    If you must have something now buy XP then at least you'll have a spare OS for another machine that will play a host of older games (or load a dual boot).

    As for Linux - it's no good for computer games, simple, full stop, end of story.

    And for those who whine 'Wine' ( << there's a joke there, geddit, geddit? :D - oh, please yourselves ) the emulator is not the same at all as using Windows.

    Sad but true.
     
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    Hi,

    I feel like I'm between a rock and a hard place!

    I plan to get the new PC up and running before October, end of July is all goes well.

    Earlier this afternoon I was all for going down the Vista Business x64bit route, but like you say it seems pointless paying for that if in October I can got to Windows 7. Then again with all the problems first releases have, may be getting Windows 7 straight away might not be such a good idea?

    At the moment I think I'll stick with Vista Business.

    Regards,

    Andrew
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Windows 7 will not suffer from "problem first release" as it's already on its second incarnation. ;)


    :user:






    until Microsoft can convince me other, W7 is in fact, Vista second edition ... hell, they even admit it has the same kernel.
     
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    Abarbarian Acruncher VIP Member

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    If M$ don't get it right they is dead ducks and they know it so they are pulling out all the stops to try and make sure it is spot on.
    Ian our chief here like it.

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    Alf Yank Upstart VIP Member

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    I get it... you make me sick. :D
     
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    Think the joke was pointed in the direction of Linux users or a certain Linux user ...................[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Alf Yank Upstart VIP Member

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    I know, Its just that it was a terrible pun. :D
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    Well to be honest no actually it wasn't :eek:

    Surprise surprise :D

    Just goes to show how hidden meanings can be written into things.

    Nope, what I said was true, Linux can be great but no way is it a gaming platform.

    And that's not the fault of the open source people, that's the fault of game developers who are only driven by £££££££££'s and $$$$$$$$$'s and can't see further than up their own bum.

    Just thought I'd clear that up :)
     
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    Urmas Subarctic Penguin VIP Member

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    Nothing wrong with wanting to make €€€€€€€€€ (OK, make that €€€€€€ :p ).

    The question is: is there a market for games in Linux? I'm not a gamer, you are... so check these out and tell us what you think:

    1. World Of Goo
    http://worldofgoo.com/

    - Demo - a .deb package... double click to install in Mint: http://worldofgoo.com/dl2.php?lk=demo&filename=WorldOfGooDemo.1.41.deb

    http://2dboy.com/2009/02/12/world-of-goo-linux-version-is-ready/
    2. Penumbra
    http://www.penumbragame.com/index.php

    - Demo - download it (to /home/flops/games, for example), then run it with
    Code:
    cd /home/flops/games
      sh ./PenumbraOvertureDemo-2553.sh
    http://www.penumbragame.com/demo.php


    These are just two games I happened to stumble upon... good games or not, I dunno. But my point is, those complaining that there are no games for Linux should show that there is a market for these things by downloading and trying out the demos... and if they are any good, buying the full versions.

    [​IMG]
     
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