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Windows 7 market share closing in on XP

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According to the latest Net Applications data, Windows 7 is creeping up on its decade-old brother Windows XP in market share. As of January 1st, Windows XP had 46.52 percent share, down from over 57 percent at the beginning of the year. Windows 7 jumped to 36.99 percent share, up from 24 percent at the start of the year. Vista, the "in-between" OS that was mostly criticized by consumers, ...

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#1
Anyone still running XP is a techno goof and should be stripped of all "tech" status if they claim they are one!

I ran with XP for the longest time and tested Vista and 7 extensively and skipped Vista all in all because of the incompatibilities. 7 needs to be DeFacto.......PERIOD.

But......I also understand that you can't teach old or dumb dogs new tricks.
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#2
*Anyone who thinks they NEED to be running Windows 7 should have their opinions ignored as being quite bogus.



* - Except the gamers who must have newer DirectX
#3
All it boils down to, is personal preference. Me I like both windows xp and 7. I hate vista. But its just my opinion.


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#4
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
*Anyone who thinks they NEED to be running Windows 7 should have their opinions ignored as being quite bogus.



* - Except the gamers who must have newer DirectX
I second that. I am still running XP only because I don't want to have to buy a copy of 7. (I do have a hacked version of 7) I also don't like some of the way a few things are in the GUI. Mostly it is made for the less intelligent to be able to navigate through menus. Don't get me wrong. 7 does have it's strong suits.
#5
Originally posted by defgod:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
*Anyone who thinks they NEED to be running Windows 7 should have their opinions ignored as being quite bogus.



* - Except the gamers who must have newer DirectX
I second that. I am still running XP only because I don't want to have to buy a copy of 7. (I do have a hacked version of 7) I also don't like some of the way a few things are in the GUI. Mostly it is made for the less intelligent to be able to navigate through menus. Don't get me wrong. 7 does have it's strong suits.
i swtiched from xp to seven on an old pentium 4 computer and noticed it was running faster so when ahead and installed winodws 7 on every comp at the house best choice ever made
#6
From a tech standpoint, are we all goofs because we can't update an entire office environment to 7? You must not be aware how long it took to get everyone to XP from Windows 2000!

Personally, I still have XP at home for the same reason a user stated above. It hasn't been convenient for me yet to completely format and start from scratch on my PC at home. As for work, well, you're tied to what you have until you MUST replace your existing machine.
#7
All I have to say is that anyone running XP better make sure they take extra steps to protect themselves. XP is a fine OS as long as the users keep it secure. I suppose this goes for Windows 7 and other OSes but modern OSes have better security.

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#8
im running xp because it is fricken paid for.i dont have security problems,or any other problems for that matter.when i update my computer i will update my os.i can stand being a techno goof if the original poster can stand being a loud mouth idiot.
#9
i have both win7 ultimate 64 & xp pro on 2 different computers. need the xp because of a data recovery program that won't work in win7.
#11
It is a lot more than personal preference...

Win2K = Doesn't work with more than 4GB total ram.
XP86 = Same problem as Win2K
XP64 = Doesn't have drivers for new parts.
Vista86/64 = Unstable and slow
Win7x86 = Same problem as XP86
Win7x64 = The only option for a modern system that Microsoft offers.

Sure, there are still the various *nix OS's (including OSX), but those don't play games and the software support is rather lacking in many fields.

BTW...you can set the taskbar so it is identical to the old XP taskbar...and you improve performance in the process.
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#12
Originally posted by hearme0:
Anyone still running XP is a techno goof and should be stripped of all "tech" status if they claim they are one!

I ran with XP for the longest time and tested Vista and 7 extensively and skipped Vista all in all because of the incompatibilities. 7 needs to be DeFacto.......PERIOD.

But......I also understand that you can't teach old or dumb dogs new tricks.
I am an "old dog" and wiser by a long shot. I suppose some of us don't feel we "NEED" to have whatever Windows 7 or it's upgraded hardware have to offer. Many of us don't have to be on the cutting edge of technology to be able to brag to our techno babble friends. I've been building and repairing computers for 25+ years but have never been on the leading edge. I let fools like you spend the excess money first then I jump in when prices become reasonable.
Oh by the way, out of the 6 computers I own/run I do have two new Toshiba Satellite Pro laptops that came from the factory with XP AND 7 because Toshiba was smart enough to know some people want high end but have different needs and likes. Too bad more manufacturers hadn't taken that stance.
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#13
I have several machines running Windows 7 and I have a number of issues with it. My biggest complaint is the fact that you do not have the align to grid option on any folder after the desktop. I have several folders where I manually arrange the icons and then lock them in place with the CTRL + Close Window (X). Windows 7 has no way to do that like Windows XP does. I voiced this concern during Windows 7 beta testing and was told it was removed by design. I also have apps that I use that will not run on a 64 bit operating system and doesn't work well with the Windows 7-32 bit version(company's out of business so there isn't a newer version).

I, for one, am happier overall with Windows XP than I am with Windows 7. All things being equal XP is faster, doesn't have UAC, and it's paid for. Windows 7 has a higher hardware demand and is prettier, but for an average user it doesn't offer them a thing over XP. I am not a gamer so I can't speak to the benefits that Windows 7 provides to that community.
#14
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
*Anyone who thinks they NEED to be running Windows 7 should have their opinions ignored as being quite bogus.



* - Except the gamers who must have newer DirectX
And with that retarded mentality..............anyone who thinks they "need" a car instead of a bike or walking should be ignored. Anyone who thinks they "need" a phone instead of a pigeon should be ignored, anyone who thinks they "need" medication instead of natural remedies or letting GOD take his course should be ignored.

It's about ease of use, practicality convenience and simply staying current so SHUT IT!

As for those that stick with older OS's because of financial limitations......well, that goes without saying. BUT.....those turning down copies of Win 7 for XP or rolling back new computer installs to XP are a breed of their own........one that should be exterminated from the tech world.


To SProdigy---Again......those that stick with XP for financial reasons........such as people without jobs, or a substantial income or companies waiting for their new fiscal year are clearly an exception. Explaining THAT exception to ANYONE means there is a learning and reasoning disability present.

To VirgilB---The "Align to Grid" feature within folders was merely replaced by the "group by" which is more flexible and still, generally unused by most. No one used that "align to grid" in the folders!

Anyone OPTING for XP and using lame excuses like the "align to grid" feature should be banned from using a computer and required to pay people like me to come fix your sh*t. Good GOD.........mindless, complacent sheeple are everywhere.
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#15
Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by xnonsuchx:
*Anyone who thinks they NEED to be running Windows 7 should have their opinions ignored as being quite bogus.



* - Except the gamers who must have newer DirectX
And with that retarded mentality..............anyone who thinks they "need" a car instead of a bike or walking should be ignored. Anyone who thinks they "need" a phone instead of a pigeon should be ignored, anyone who thinks they "need" medication instead of natural remedies or letting GOD take his course should be ignored.

It's about ease of use, practicality convenience and simply staying current so SHUT IT!

As for those that stick with older OS's because of financial limitations......well, that goes without saying. BUT.....those turning down copies of Win 7 for XP or rolling back new computer installs to XP are a breed of their own........one that should be exterminated from the tech world.


To SProdigy---Again......those that stick with XP for financial reasons........such as people without jobs, or a substantial income or companies waiting for their new fiscal year are clearly an exception. Explaining THAT exception to ANYONE means there is a learning and reasoning disability present.

To VirgilB---The "Align to Grid" feature within folders was merely replaced by the "group by" which is more flexible and still, generally unused by most. No one used that "align to grid" in the folders!

Anyone OPTING for XP and using lame excuses like the "align to grid" feature should be banned from using a computer and required to pay people like me to come fix your sh*t. Good GOD.........mindless, complacent sheeple are everywhere.
I won't stoop to name calling when someone doesn't agree with my opinion. I will simply say that we disagree.
#16
Originally posted by hearme0:

To SProdigy---Again......those that stick with XP for financial reasons........such as people without jobs, or a substantial income or companies waiting for their new fiscal year are clearly an exception. Explaining THAT exception to ANYONE means there is a learning and reasoning disability present.

Anyone OPTING for XP and using lame excuses like the "align to grid" feature should be banned from using a computer and required to pay people like me to come fix your sh*t. Good GOD.........mindless, complacent sheeple are everywhere.
Wow, where do I begin with this and not flame on your comments? Apparently you've never been involved with ENTERPRISE IT. Having worked in both the retail and enterprise IT paths, I can tell you it's a lot easier for you to make your comments when you're fixing your neighbor's computer or forcing them to upgrade via a new PC.

In no way would anyone with logical IT knowledge spend $100+ to upgrade an XP or Vista PC of 3-4 years age up to 7. For the extra cost, you could get twice the PC AND the new OS. That my friend, is financially smart. Has nothing to do with hardship, but common sense. If something isn't broke, why fix it?

It's comments like this that help me make a nice buck or two on the side, fixing the problems that "know-it-all's" create when they "fix" someone's computer!

As for saying businesses are waiting for their fiscal year or don't have the money, you couldn't be more wrong. The company I worked for had over 2000 computers on their network. That's a princely sum for enterprise licensing, but how about all of the other headaches that come along with upgrading EVERY machine on the network?

We're talking about the time required to not only upgrade each individual machine, but the time that individual employees will be down without a machine and then the problems that could arise if a critical piece of software does not work on the new OS, or does not work as intended. It's a time sink, which means a money sink; business can not operate!

It has nothing to do with ignorance of upgrading and I can assure you that if you told anyone within our IT department that security would be an issue, they'd laugh in your face. It's a very slow process and one that IT departments will only follow through with as they replace old equipment and have the opportunity to bug test the new software; a process that will occur over several years, not OVERNIGHT.
#17
hearme0, watch the offensive comments or i will ban you.
#18
Originally posted by KillerBug:
It is a lot more than personal preference...

Win2K = Doesn't work with more than 4GB total ram.
XP86 = Same problem as Win2K
XP64 = Doesn't have drivers for new parts.
Vista86/64 = Unstable and slow
Win7x86 = Same problem as XP86
Win7x64 = The only option for a modern system that Microsoft offers.

Sure, there are still the various *nix OS's (including OSX), but those don't play games and the software support is rather lacking in many fields.

BTW...you can set the taskbar so it is identical to the old XP taskbar...and you improve performance in the process.
I know this. I just didn't want to start an argument. So i kept my mouth shut. :)

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#19
Originally posted by ddp:
hearme0, watch the offensive comments or i will ban you.
Why warn, just delete the post.
#20
d likes to give the benefit of the doubt:a quality not seen often enough in this day and age.
#21
People still run XP because it has a smaller footprint, less of a resource hog and doesn't need a boatload of RAM.

Win7 is by far the best M$ OS to date. Unfortunately if you have a single CPU, very little RAM it's a waste of time. I run Win7 on my desktop but would never consider installing 7 on my Dell XPS 140.

When M$ stops supporting XP in 2014, I'll use the Dell as a doorstop.

I liked NT but it doesn't support USB. Besides it's yesterdays news.

Jeff
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#22
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
People still run XP because it has a smaller footprint, less of a resource hog and doesn't need a boatload of RAM.

Win7 is by far the best M$ OS to date. Unfortunately if you have a single CPU, very little RAM it's a waste of time. I run Win7 on my desktop but would never consider installing 7 on my Dell XPS 140.
Thank you. This is the ONLY reason to remain on Windows XP, if you have a very old computer. Everyone else is just afraid of change or does not want to pay to upgrade. Windows 7 is a superior OS and I have yet to hear a real argument that can refute that.


#23
Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
People still run XP because it has a smaller footprint, less of a resource hog and doesn't need a boatload of RAM.

Win7 is by far the best M$ OS to date. Unfortunately if you have a single CPU, very little RAM it's a waste of time. I run Win7 on my desktop but would never consider installing 7 on my Dell XPS 140.

When M$ stops supporting XP in 2014, I'll use the Dell as a doorstop.

I liked NT but it doesn't support USB. Besides it's yesterdays news.

Jeff
I have actually installed Windows 7 on modest systems with Single Core and 2GB ram with what would be considered a lower end video card (but enough to support areo) and it runs just as well and in some cases better than XP did on the same system. For example I have installed it on my fathers Inspiron 9300 with a single core intel processor at 2Ghz, 2GB Ram and a Radeon X300 video card. Runs great. The only thing it does that would be considered "bloat" is take more hard drive space.

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#24
Even after all the comments I really haven't read a REAL REASON to install it. Just so I can say I have it? Why? I don't care about the cost of the OS so again WHY do I need it? I mean real resons when you do reply please.
#25
Originally posted by soupy51:
Even after all the comments I really haven't read a REAL REASON to install it. Just so I can say I have it? Why? I don't care about the cost of the OS so again WHY do I need it? I mean real resons when you do reply please.
You need reasons?

1. Better Security
2. Better Support for modern hardware. (If you have a computer that is 6+ years old this may be irrelevant but if you have a computer from the Vista era or newer this is plenty relevant)
3. XP is End of Life (meaning hardware and software vendors are phasing out support for XP as well)
4. Advanced Features to allow for easier sharing of media and files with other computers.
5. Support for modern software

Of course most people cannot see past the GUI to realize the advantages. While the core functionality of Windows 7 may be the same as XP there are many advantages to installing it. Many of the users I support at the school district felt the same way about Windows 7 thinking there was no advantage. Now after using it they find it much easier and more efficient to connect to the devices that help them teach and easier to collaborate with other teachers and students compared to an old OS such as XP.

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