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Which do you prefer Vista or Win7?
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February 28, 2010
8:33 PM
Ramesh Kumar
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Hi! Smile

When I introspected it seemed that many posts were situation specific in their assessment of OS. In other words OS-related posts got posted only when their OS had a problem. The only notable exception to this were posts on Linux or Linux distros

I couldn’t find one review where a dottechie had used both Vista & Win7 & went on to say why he or she preferred the one or the other. I could be wrong. If so I am sorry.

We have a new member in our family “Orchid” who has gone through all Vista versions from Home to Ultimate. Conn09 is one who has used both Vista & Win7. Conn09 has perhaps used all OS versions of Microsoft.

I’d love to know the reasons behind why dottechies prefer the Vista or Win7 or like both equally.

Which do you prefer Vista or Win7 & why?

RameshSmile

February 28, 2010
8:42 PM
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Windows 7 feels faster, has a nice taskbar, etc

  • Your PC simplified
  • Live
    Taskbar Preview 7 seconds
  • Parental Control 7 seconds
  • Faster
    Wake-up 7 second
  • HomeGroup 7 second
  • Snap 7 seconds
  • Search
    7 seconds
  • Shake 7 seconds
  • true
  • true
  • true
  • true
  • true
  • true
  • true
  • true

//

//
//

  • aero-shake-7second
  • live-taskbar-previews-7second
  • parental-controls-7second
  • wake-up-7second
  • home-group-7second
  • snap-7second
  • windows-search-7second
  • Replay

    Shake 7 second demo

  • Replay

    Live Taskbar Preview 7 second demo

  • Replay

    Parental Controls 7 second demo

  • Replay

    Wakeup 7 second demo

  • Replay

    HomeGroup 7 second demo

  • Replay

    Snap 7 second demo

  • Replay

    Windows Search 7 second demo

  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • aero-shake
  • live-taskbar-previews
  • parental-controls
  • wake-up
  • homegroup
  • snap
  • windows-search

  • Windows Touch

    Windows Touch
    Touch
    your screen to resize a photo or map or to quickly scroll through your
    files.

  • Play
    To

    Play To
    Send media
    from your PC to compatible devices on your home network.

  • Remote Media Streaming

    Remote Media Streaming
    Away from home? Access photos and more on your home PC.

I’d say that these are great features to have :D

Oh, the site that was :(
February 28, 2010
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Ramesh Kumar
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@Locutus Smile

Wow! This is interesting.

Guys shall we therefore say “Advantage Win7″ or go beyond it & say – “Game, set & match Win7″

What do our other dottechie umpires feel?

RameshSmile

February 28, 2010
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Locutus:

You owe me a new mouse dude! The scroll wheel wore out trying to look at that mile long post.      ;-)

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February 28, 2010
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Without reading anything anyone has posted above, I have a one word answer for you: Windows 7. (Okay, some may consider that more than one word.)

February 28, 2010
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Wheezer said:

Locutus:

You owe me a new mouse dude! The scroll wheel wore out trying to look at that mile long post.      ;-)


 

Hilarious! ROFL!

Ramesh LaughLaughLaugh

February 28, 2010
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Without any doubt. Win 7 is my choice.

February 28, 2010
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Ramesh Kumar said:

@Locutus Smile

Wow! This is interesting.

Guys shall we therefore say “Advantage Win7″ or go beyond it & say – “Game, set & match Win7″

What do our other dottechie umpires feel?

RameshSmile


 

Hey there! Taking a bit of a break from the ton of work on my desk that no matter how hard I try never seems to decrease. I’ll buy into this one and put my hand up for Win 7. Having used both Vista and Win 7, I think Win 7 is by far the less problematic of the operating systems. Smoother, faster, better.

To move away from tennis vernacular and into the vernacular of my preferred sport of cricket (well, let’s be real, it’s the greatest sport on earth): Microsoft sends Vista into bat. A true tailender. Looks like a bit of a bunny at the crease. Win 7 comes in off a short run. Delivers one right down the line. Moves a little off the seam. Angles away to the leg side. Vista takes a wild swing. Edges it to the keeper. Crowd goes wild. There’s a roar across the ground – HOWZAT!!!! Vista stands its ground. Says it came off the pad. Let’s go to the umpire. His finger is twitching … up goes the arm… finger in the air …. yesssss … sorry Vista, but yer out. Wink

Hi-diddly-ho, Ozzie must go … See you round, dotTechies!
February 28, 2010
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Absolutely ROFL mate! Smile You’ve probably bowled over not just Vista but dottechies too with the pace & good length

RameshSmile

February 28, 2010
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Ramesh Kumar said: You’ve probably bowled over not just Vista but dottechies too with the pace & good length


 

Add a touch of movement through the air (preferably some beautiful reverse swing in the vein of the legendary Waqar Younis) and you’ve got a matchwinner! Smile

Hi-diddly-ho, Ozzie must go … See you round, dotTechies!
March 1, 2010
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nothings gonna change my love for my vista.sure i have i7 with all the bells and whistles you can imagine.yes i run vista ultimate, you know what i am an accountant, i run sap, i run baan,and many other complicated programmes.never once ever had a problem with vista.love to try it on windows 7 though for curiosity sake.

ami
March 1, 2010
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Hi Ami!Smile

Please do share the reasons as well. We’d be glad to learn why you prefer Vista Ultimate to Win7

RameshSmile

March 1, 2010
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Ramesh Bhai , vista works beautifully for me.i run very heavy , complicated software , doing all sorts of stuff, tax, costing , you name it , it just works beautifully.If YOU HAVE WINDOWS7 .,please go to someone you know who is an accountant , who runs this software that i do , lets tell the world, either vista or 7, love to know myself.:smile:

ami
March 1, 2010
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LaughLaughLaugh
Friend I use a different OS altogether. I do not have either of these 2 OS’s. I am glad Vista accomodates erp programmes like SAP etc. That is very very creditable
RameshSmile

March 1, 2010
9:55 AM
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Hey thanks for the metion Ramesh, i’m sure then that you read my own review and opinion of Windows 7?

 

anyone who wants to read what i said (btw i was having a bad day so any rough language or very rude language was not serious, just the effects of a stressed teen with not enough htime in the dayEmbarassed) just follow the link:

 

http://dottech.org/forums/tech-support/computer-takes-longer-at-boot-screen-longer-to-sign-in-and-crashes-more/page-3

 

Well guys i would have to say that Vista and 7 are matched, yes windows 7 has a lot of features but it also uses a lot more resources for quite uunnecessarythings.

 

Oh and Ramesh i’m only 15, the first OS that i used was Windows 98 and that was when Xp was actually out, then after about 10 years we got a laptop with Windows xp on it and i was amazed, i was young and had never seen such an amazing thing, now i still have my xp laptop and use it a lot but also have, as of june last year, a Windows Vista Desktop, so unfortunately i haven’t used that manyCry, i do have a few copys of windows 2000 boxed from some office junk being thrown out at where my dad works, i also got a copy of Windows 98 again and also windows 95. But so far i have only used 98, XP and Vista. Until recently, when i ran Windows 7 Enterprise trial on a Virtual machine with plenty of resources and such, unfortunately, it was horribly slow,  the problem with all of its new features means more RAM usage, and more expensive tech, maybe its just me, but i sont much like windows 7, maybe after a year or two when its had its updates and everything i will get a copy of it, or maybe i’ll buy a laptop with it preinstalled, if we can afford it, not much money really, i was quite lucky to get this new computer.Surprised

 

Cheers,

 

ConnCool

 

 

Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
March 1, 2010
10:06 AM
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Ashraf said:

Without reading anything anyone has posted above, I have a one word answer for you: Windows 7. (Okay, some may consider that more than one word.)


 

I agree. Windows7 is better.  There’s talk at work of upgrading our computers from XP Pro to Vista and I want to scream NO!  But that’s the gov’t for you.  But they won’t upgrade to 7 until 8 appears probably.

March 1, 2010
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I don’t see why anyone would like Vista better.  Windows 7 is everything Vista is but made to work better, faster, and given more functionality.  Anything you don’t like can be turned off to make it like Vista.

 

So seriously.  Why would anyone prefer the resource hog over the new and better version; it’s lighter, faster, and does more stuff.

I used to be a huge fan of mac, but that changed as soon as Win7 came out.

 

Can’t wait for my new machine!

Any comments? Questions? Outbursts?
March 1, 2010
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@Refpeuk:  Have fun with the new computer! Laugh

 

 

*grumbles to self*

Oh, the site that was :(
March 2, 2010
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Conn09 said:

Hey thanks for the metion Ramesh, i’m sure then that you read my own review and opinion of Windows 7?

 

anyone who wants to read what i said (btw i was having a bad day so any rough language or very rude language was not serious, just the effects of a stressed teen with not enough htime in the dayEmbarassed) just follow the link:

 

http://dottech.org/forums/tech…..ore/page-3

 

Well guys i would have to say that Vista and 7 are matched, yes windows 7 has a lot of features but it also uses a lot more resources for quite uunnecessarythings.

 

Oh and Ramesh i’m only 15, the first OS that i used was Windows 98 and that was when Xp was actually out, then after about 10 years we got a laptop with Windows xp on it and i was amazed, i was young and had never seen such an amazing thing, now i still have my xp laptop and use it a lot but also have, as of june last year, a Windows Vista Desktop, so unfortunately i haven’t used that manyCry, i do have a few copys of windows 2000 boxed from some office junk being thrown out at where my dad works, i also got a copy of Windows 98 again and also windows 95. But so far i have only used 98, XP and Vista. Until recently, when i ran Windows 7 Enterprise trial on a Virtual machine with plenty of resources and such, unfortunately, it was horribly slow,  the problem with all of its new features means more RAM usage, and more expensive tech, maybe its just me, but i sont much like windows 7, maybe after a year or two when its had its updates and everything i will get a copy of it, or maybe i’ll buy a laptop with it preinstalled, if we can afford it, not much money really, i was quite lucky to get this new computer.Surprised

 

Cheers,

 

ConnCool

 

 


 

Hi Conn09!

What a smart appraisal you made:-

  1. Win7 is feature richer but also unnecessarily resource hungrier for computer resources & costlier hardware too.
  2. Vista is less feature richer than Win7 but also is “not” unnecessarily resource hungrier for computer resources & does not require costlier hardware like Win7.
  3. Very smart thinking regarding your approach to Win7- I quote you – “maybe after a year or two when

    its had its updates and everything i will get a copy of it”.

I disagree with you on just one point Conn09. You are – (“Oh and Ramesh i’m only 15)”. *I totally disagree Conn09*. You are not “only 15″. You are “a very smart 15 year old – wiser beyond your years”. It’s a pleasure meeting you. In any case age does not matter. What you are matters. You are a fine “what & who” as far as I am concerned. :)

At a personal level I am sharing a Unilever detergent ad I found very inspiring. There is a schoolboy on a bicycle which is right next to a Mercedes with a CEO inside it. They are standing at a signal which happens to be red. The CEO looks at the sweaty kid & disgustedly/arrogantly rolls up his power windows to enjoy the AC inside his car. The CEO also remarks

deprecatingly at the sweaty middle class kid (going to school).

That kid was as smart & self respecting as you Conn09.

When the CEO rolled down his power windows again the kid turns to him & sayssays – ” Hey mister the only difference between you & me is just 2 extra wheels. One day I’ll get them too”!

I just felt like sharing this with you Conn09. You are definitely on the list of “young people who make it in life”. Have a fine day!

RameshSmile

March 2, 2010
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karen said:

 

I agree. Windows7 is better.  There’s talk at work of upgrading our computers from XP Pro to Vista and I want to scream NO! 


 

Hi Karen! Smile

Gosh, that also shattered some myths in my mind – US govt chooses not to have the latest OS. Common sense tells me its not due to resources . Rather it is a wise move to use “technology which has stabilized rather than technology which is the latest.” I make this point only with utmost respect & “economics” & totally without any broadsides or innuendoes please. We are after all, all of us global citizens. I also love USA.

It should make Microsoft introspect & improve their product both along software & hardware parameters too. Ever since .NET was visioned between 2000 & 2002 June the vision had always been to make OS – “platform independent” & “device independent”. The recession is possibly an excellent opportunity to make Win7 more “device independent”. I do not say – “device independent” (aka laptop-palmtop-desktop) but lower versions or older versions of hardware.

This strategy would ensure that Microsoft would not lose market share in lower middle & lower income groups. The Redmond guys have been version naming OS based upon feature inclusion or feature exclusion. Why not use this as a basis instead.

RameshSmile

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