Windows 7 sucks because...

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    Apr 19, 2010 8:10 PM GMT

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    Apr 20, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    I still hate the activation feature they imposed starting with XP. And the WGA thing. It's just plain dumb. It's not an issue with most people. But for those of us that upgrade hardware frequently, it's just an unnecessary step.
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    Apr 26, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    Because it's bloated and proprietary. And, I have to pay for it and just about everything that runs on top of it.

    I'm loving the Ubuntu Linux life. I installed it. It works.

    Living La Vida Linux!
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    Apr 26, 2010 4:44 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif Did I not just...ah fuck it.
  • MilitaryWolf

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    Apr 26, 2010 4:49 AM GMT
    Currently running dual boot with W7 and Linux Mint.

    I use W7 for gaming because of some compatibility problems.

    I use Linux Mint for EVERYTHING else icon_smile.gif

    Linux Mint is the heat!
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    Apr 26, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
    Flash decided not to work for me in Windows 7 aka no videos icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    Jboegz saidFlash decided not to work for me in Windows 7 aka no videos icon_sad.gif



    I doubt it's an issue with the OS. lol.
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    Apr 26, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    KDean861 said
    Jboegz saidFlash decided not to work for me in Windows 7 aka no videos icon_sad.gif



    I doubt it's an issue with the OS. lol.


    All I knows is I upgraded and my laptop went kaput.
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    Apr 26, 2010 5:27 AM GMT
    Jboegz said
    KDean861 said
    Jboegz saidFlash decided not to work for me in Windows 7 aka no videos icon_sad.gif



    I doubt it's an issue with the OS. lol.


    All I knows is I upgraded and my laptop went kaput.



    That blows! icon_neutral.gif well the plus side you can get a mac now icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 5:28 AM GMT
    Two items still irk me that are tied to Windows.

    1. iTunes.
    2. Video content that has digital rights management.

    I get around both of these hurdles using Virtualbox with a Windows XP virtual machine.
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    Apr 26, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidTwo items still irk me that are tied to Windows.

    1. iTunes.
    2. Video content that has digital rights management.

    I get around both of these hurdles using Virtualbox with a Windows XP virtual machine.


    Songbird should cure all your digital jukebox woes. The video content isn't that bad.

    Nobody here has yet leveled any actual complaints against this particular version of Windows. The things people have said so far are more criticisms of Windows in general. I find that interesting.
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    Apr 26, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    Jboegz said
    KDean861 said
    Jboegz saidFlash decided not to work for me in Windows 7 aka no videos icon_sad.gif



    I doubt it's an issue with the OS. lol.


    All I knows is I upgraded and my laptop went kaput.


    Oh the joys of windows. new os means new laptop!! as opposed to a MAC where I am running my 4th os on the same machine
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    Apr 26, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    chungo44 saidOh the joys of windows. new os means new laptop!! as opposed to a MAC where I am running my 4th os on the same machine


    What was its first OS, Panther? I thought you needed at least a G5 to install Snow Leopard.
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    Apr 26, 2010 6:12 PM GMT
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    Nobody here has yet leveled any actual complaints against this particular version of Windows. The things people have said so far are more criticisms of Windows in general. I find that interesting.


    Freeman, thanks for the tip on Songbird! :-)

    I just realized that I am talking out of my ass because I haven't even used Windows 7. My experience with Vista was so dreadfully painful that I abandoned ship for Ubuntu Linux in lieu of upgrading.
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    Apr 26, 2010 7:29 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    TheFreeman said

    Nobody here has yet leveled any actual complaints against this particular version of Windows. The things people have said so far are more criticisms of Windows in general. I find that interesting.


    Freeman, thanks for the tip on Songbird! :-)

    I just realized that I am talking out of my ass because I haven't even used Windows 7. My experience with Vista was so dreadfully painful that I abandoned ship for Ubuntu Linux in lieu of upgrading.


    Vista was shit. I used it briefly when my bf had it but thankfully I never upgraded to it from XP.

    If you ever get the chance, give Windows 7 a shot. It's really what Vista should have been.
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    Apr 26, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    I've had seven since it was an RC, no real issues other than my printer was a paper weight due to the fact that drivers took a while to come out...

    windows seven works fine, no bullshit.... i'd highly recommend

    and as far as laptop upgrades... good luck finding video, network, accessory drivers...

    pc laptops are not meant to be upgraded lol... thats just the way she goes.

    mind you if your not a retard its very possible just have to know what your doing
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    Apr 26, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
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    chungo44 saidOh the joys of windows. new os means new laptop!! as opposed to a MAC where I am running my 4th os on the same machine

    What was its first OS, Panther? I thought you needed at least a G5 to install Snow Leopard.


    The only Mac OS upgrade that has demanded a change in hardware has been SNOW LEOPARD which requires Intel-based machines. And we are now into our third (4th?) gen of Intel Macs - which have been out for at least 4 years. Nice try though. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 26, 2010 9:55 PM GMT
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    If you ever get the chance, give Windows 7 a shot. It's really what Vista should have been.


    Thanks for the encouragement. However, I've made the switch and I don't have any plans to go back.

    Also, part of my consulting practice is related to information management and technology. It's been valuable for me to make this switch to Open Source as it gives me additional options to share with my clients who may be feeling "stuck" with proprietary solutions.

    Microsoft, Apple, and other proprietary products do have valuable purposes. For certain purposes there are proprietary products that are the best choice for certain capability, quality, or cost/benefit. And, now Open Source solutions can add an additional competitive option for organizations and individuals to consider.
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    Apr 27, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    res_ident saidThe only Mac OS upgrade that has demanded a change in hardware has been SNOW LEOPARD which requires Intel-based machines. And we are now into our third (4th?) gen of Intel Macs - which have been out for at least 4 years. Nice try though. icon_wink.gif


    According to MacTracker, Panther only worked on G3s with built-in USB ports, Tiger only worked on G3s with built-in FireWire ports, Leopard only worked on G4s and above, and Snow Leopard only works on Intel Macs. So nice try to you, sir ;)
  • Sk8Tex

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    Apr 27, 2010 2:10 AM GMT
    How bout the fact that it requires 16gb disk space for 32bit and 20gigs for 64bit, or 1-2gb ram?

    I didnt really need transparency in my windows anyways. Windows 98se, yes please. icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 27, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    it has too many bells and whistles. and those of us who are a little tech savvy have the hardest time doing anything it in it (in my opinion---more tech savvy people may disagree with me). if i want to find my internet cache files i have dig through hidden files and oddly named files. i don't even now how to refresh my ip anymore in it.

    and what's up with the annoying "approval" messages each time i want to run a executable file? i understand it being there to protect mailicious programs from running in the background, but if double-click the file, that means i want to open it. i finally had to lower my security settings down to the lowest level.
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    Apr 27, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
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    According to MacTracker, Panther only worked on G3s with built-in USB ports, Tiger only worked on G3s with built-in FireWire ports, Leopard only worked on G4s and above, and Snow Leopard only works on Intel Macs. So nice try to you, sir ;)[/quote]

    haha! ok, sir. I stand corrected. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 27, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    HTownRunner saidand what's up with the annoying "approval" messages each time i want to run a executable file? i understand it being there to protect mailicious programs from running in the background, but if double-click the file, that means i want to open it. i finally had to lower my security settings down to the lowest level.


    That was one of the first things I disabled. Seriously, the first-time-use welcome application should ask, "Are you a grandma?"
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    Apr 27, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    It doesn't suck. I have 64-bit Professional on my HP desktop and Starter on my Toshiba netbook. Both run perfectly fine and are just a slight learning curve from XP. I work in IT, so I may not be the best example of "end user", but when I was shopping around for a new computer I kept hearing "oh, get a Mac" from my gay friends. Um, no. I already gave Apple enough money with a Shuffle, iPod video, Nano, and an iPhone (I will give you that the MS media solution sucks). The Macs are really just ridiculously expensive for what you get. To build the equivalent to my system, I would've had to spend about $5K. Furthermore, I like being able to play Blu-Ray content on my 25" 1080p monitor. When I asked a Mac Genius about Blu-Ray support, she had to get someone else to tell me that they still didn't have a built-in drive for it.

    Why does the idea that "gay = technologically retarded" persist? Oh, because we like things to have as few buttons, cables, required learning, etc. as possible. It reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Lisa pulls the Malibu Stacy doll's string and it says "math is hard" whenever someone tells me I should get a Mac. The only real problem I had with 7 on my HP box was that I had old software that I couldn't run because of the 64-bit OS, but I fixed that by using Virtual XP mode.

    Oh, and HTownRunner? If you've ever dealt with the average end user, you'd see why there's a warning for executable files. In my agency we still have people who think the fake virus alerts are from IT support and click right on them, thoroughly infecting their machines with God knows what.

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    Apr 27, 2010 3:48 AM GMT
    Ummm i have no problems with mine. Price isn't a issue because i don't pay for software so it was free. I have the Ultimate 64bit version. Upgrade my pc which i had for 5yrs no and it's working great..

    Only thing i need was some more RAM and that was mainly for the Adobe Master suite i wanted to install which I also didn't have to pay for as well as office 2007.

    I have a mac book too which i just got last year and it's "nice" but no free software like my pc.