Is 7 a lucky number for Windows?

With new high-tech programs and widgets announced almost daily, has Windows 7 caught your eye?

The new Microsoft sotfware for PCs, which debuts Thursday, is supposed to boot up faster and cut down on the clicks needed to get common tasks done.

The Associated Press says Windows 7 won’t require an advanced information technology degree to set up home networks to share photos and music.

Plugging in a new device, AP says, won’t set off a mad hunt online for driver software, which tells the equipment how to work with an operating system.

So, will you upgrade? Let’s hear from you Apple people, too!

If you own a business, are you thinking about driving up Microsoft’s bottom line to improve your own efficiency?

20 comments Add your comment

EX-MicroSoft Patron

October 22nd, 2009
9:03 am

Nope.

Ever since I gave APPLE a try, I will never (directly) pay another single dime to that entity of incompetence and substandard quality known as “MicroSoft.”

I hope that deal you made with Satan to get rich off of peddling bug-riddled software to the unsuspecting masses pays off for you, Bill Gates.

MicroSoft = McDonald’s

EX-Apple Patron

October 22nd, 2009
9:13 am

Ever since I gave LINUX a try, I will never (directly) pay another single dime to that entity of incompetence and substandard quality known as “APPLE.”

I hope that deal you made with Satan to get rich off of peddling oversimplified software to the unsuspecting masses pays off for you, Steve Jobs.

Apple = Starbucks

MrK

October 22nd, 2009
9:15 am

I have both PC’s and a Mac and honestly my Windows 7 laptop get’s the most use. It just works and even when something goes wrong (which is rare) it atleast tells you what happens and recovers. Can’t say the same for my mac which will lock up and just clocks with that spinning circle until I finally just turn it off. Plus my battery stop charging completely. Mac OS is really not easier to use than Windows 7.

Mr. Obvious

October 22nd, 2009
9:15 am

EX-Apple Patron = Uncreative, Unoriginal & Unable to Think Indepdently

( Just Like MicroSoft )

Atlanta_Tiger_Fan

October 22nd, 2009
9:27 am

People like above bad mouth Microsoft constantly, but the world would not be where it is today without Microsoft and Bill Gates!

MS_Sucker

October 22nd, 2009
9:48 am

No way I spend another penny on a MS product. Vista was/is such a disaster and MS provided little to no support. In fact, even though they knew the OS had problems with printers and other peripherals, when you called them with problems they blamed the other manufacturers. My wife was calling me daily with computer issues – another virus, couldn’t print, system would freeze, etc. I finally gave up and went to Apple and there is no turning back – Similar to when I gave up on GM trash and went to Honda.

REAL MEN OF GENIUS

October 22nd, 2009
9:49 am

Not only has MICROSOFT saved the world and rescued civilization, MICROSOFT is a driving force in our economy.

Without MICROSOFT, hundreds of thousands of people would be NOT be currently employed in:

- Profession Identity Thieves
- Technical Support Headscratchers
- PC Repair on Speed Dial
- Post-Mortem Quality Assurance (Closing the Barn Door AFTER the Horse Has Already Escaped)
- Anti-Virus Software Salespeople
- Operating System Disaster Insurance Salesman
- Spyware Salesman
- Irretrievable Digital Record Damage Control
- Anti-Hacker Specialist
- Help Desk Personnel Unable to Speak Fluent English
- CNTRL + ALT + DEL Reboot Specialists
- Virus Creaters
- Professional Spam Senders
- Corporate IT Thieves

Without MICROSOFT, many of these professionals would have to go back to work as Telemarketers, Used Car Salespeople or living in their parents’ basements.

Therefore, BUDWEISER Salutes Y O U , Mr. Bill Gates.

Frustrated....

October 22nd, 2009
10:20 am

with Vista. I was fine with it until I tried to apply SP1. No go, and MS support is of course no help. Telling me to remove my virus protection (not turn off, remove!) because it was in conflict with the install. No thanks, I’ll live without SP1. Hopefully 7 will be better!

clyde

October 22nd, 2009
10:27 am

I’m running Vista now and I don’t like it.There is going to come a time with me when I will no longer be interested in the new versions and just shut down this computer like I shut down the tv.I have no intention of ugrading again.This is the last computer I will buy.

Gary

October 22nd, 2009
10:54 am

As an IT guy I work and play with Windows, Mac, and Linux. With Vista, MS totally put down their own product and made everyone become a Mac or Linux fan.

We Mac and Linux fans remember when those two products were taboo and remember what the IT world was like when they weren’t cool.

However, with Windows 7, all three operating systems are now on an even keel. I have tested and ran Windows 7 for about eight months now from beta, to RC, to the RTM and this version is going to rival XP for Microsoft’s best OS. In fact, I think as we go into the new year, 7 will most likely pass XP as the best Microsoft OS of all time. I will say this, the average user (home and office) will be able to use Windows 7 as easily as they can imagine.

Not many problems persisted in the testing versions of Windows 7. What little bugs were there have been corrected in time for the official release. Vista really hurt Microsoft, but everything that was a problem with Vista – from driver incompatibility to software issues to overuse of the user account controls – Windows 7 totally corrects. I would suggest some users do a trial version of the OS to see if it fits your needs. I think you will be impressed. Many of my fellow Mac and Linux friends are.

Wil Walton

October 22nd, 2009
10:58 am

For all those out there that talk about PCs’ (Windows, Linux, et al) suseptibility to hacking and viruses vs. Mac’s strength against the same, I have one question for you. Why do you think that is? Because Mac’s are that much tougher to hack or that much tougher against viruses? Nope, think again. It would have to do with the focus of those attacks, there are more PCs therefore there are more attacking programs written for them. If there were more Macs, it would be reversed.
As far as Vista, hasn’t been too bad. Had a few problems with software compatibility. Will probably upgrade within the year.

Wil Walton

October 22nd, 2009
11:04 am

Oops, “susceptibility”

Gary B.

October 22nd, 2009
11:12 am

Skip the Windows upgrade and just get a Mac. If you need to upgrade from XP to 7, you better have an IT degree !!! ….it’s a very involved process, to the point of being insane…lol….Just get a Mac, you’ll be much happier !

cracker

October 22nd, 2009
11:15 am

DJT

October 22nd, 2009
11:26 am

I work in the Microsoft world – which is pretty much anywhere in business . It’s not a matter of which is better, but which do I use when it comes time to put food on the table. My wife has a MAC and loves it. But we had put Parallels (which allows you to run a virtual session of Windows) on it so she could use the programs she needed to run her business. So here’s hoping Window 7 is better, it’s always nice to get a good upgrade.

Chas

October 22nd, 2009
12:11 pm

To follow Gary B if it is difficult to go from XP to 7 on the basic machine Has anyone thought about the problems that can and/or may come up when you try to get existing software to work with 7. Or the best question yet is when are the software suppliers going to write the necessary software to support the new system.Was this not part of the problem with Vista ? I do believe that it will take more than a year to get 7 accepted due the above question.

itsmeagain

October 22nd, 2009
3:53 pm

Chas: Because Windows 7 has the same compatibility as Vista, there wont be half as many compatibility problems with 7 as most new software written since vista was released was written to run on Vista. Instead, not only should most new stuff be compatible, but old software runs a whole lot better than it did on Vista.

I own a Mac and a Windows PC, and while i do like my Mac, i find it necessary to duel boot with Windows because there are still a lot of programs i can’t run on Mac OS. I got the Snow Leopard upgrade last month and i have to say, i am completely underwhelmed by the upgrade; though it did reduce hard disk space needed, it didn’t speed the system up significantly, and as far as i can tell, the only noticeable differences are that menus are now black instead of white, and you can scroll through the pop-up menus.

I’ve been running Windows 7 Enterprise edition for the past month (the company i work for got it) and there really are significant improvements, as well as the ability to run significantly faster while using up a lot less resources. This really is the real deal with Windows 7, and i really think it’s going to give Mac a run for their money.

I just can’t help but think that Apple released Snow Leopard just for the sake or releasing a new OS…

Amazed

October 22nd, 2009
4:32 pm

It not just the software. Many of the problems I have experienced are with the poor quality of the hardware and integration thereof. I am sick of the “windows” value for money comparison because Apple products cost more. I am sure 7 will be an improvement and I will upgrade in time (on my remaining MSFT based systems) I will not buy any other Dell, HP, hardware unless forced.

#1 Foxy Lady

October 23rd, 2009
9:56 am

Ever since I gave WANG a try, I will never (directly) pay another single dime to that entity of incompetence and substandard quality known as “LINUX.”

I hope that deal you made with Satan to get rich off of peddling oversimplified software to the unsuspecting masses pays off for you, open-source Norwegian boobies.

Linux = Playboy

XP Pro

October 25th, 2009
8:30 am

I plan to stick with my XP Pro and IE6. They work great and I have had no problems at all except when I tried to do updates like SP3, etc. So, I don’t do updates anymore and everything works fine. It’s funny how newer isn’t always better!