Windows 7 - is it worth upgrading?

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catweezl
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Windows 7 - is it worth upgrading?

Post by catweezl » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:10 am


Just bought a new laptop " yippeee" it has an option to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to windows 7.....

I am not a real fan of vista but know nothing of windows 7....
Anyone upgraded to 7...? any problems ? Is it any better than vista ?

My old laptop had XP on it but it will soon have Ubuntu.... after I transfer all my data onto the newbie....

Any comments on windows 7 would be appreciated....

Thanks
catweezl

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Am Ubuntu also, but

Post by Guest » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:59 am

While I switched to Ubuntu from Windows about 6 months ago, and am very satisfied, I did have the Windows 7RC on a VM.

I was pretty impressed with what it had to offer above XP, but obviously not impressed enough to stay with Windows. Nevertheless, if you want to go to the dark side, Windows 7 would be the way to go.

And, that was an RC not the RM, plus there were some limitations to it on a VM . . . and I was still impressed anyway.

Are you planning on having it on a dual boot with Ubuntu? If so, be careful not to wipe out the Windows partition when you install Ubuntu.

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Re: Am Ububtu

Post by catweezl » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:20 am

Hi BobJam....

I might just put the windows 7 on the new laptop and the Ubuntu on my oldie to see what it's like....

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Re: Windows 7 - is it worth upgrading?

Post by Sami » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:40 am

In my opinion, Windows 7 is better (and especially faster) than Vista in every aspect and definitely worth the upgrade.

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but not all application

Post by demonluo » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:25 pm

but not all application (program) support on it since its new...

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Re:

Post by tinychilli » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:35 pm

Haha mate, anything has got to be better than vista!
I'd take an old IBM and whatever was run on that!

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Yes—In My Opinion

Post by Xp54321 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:04 pm

In my opinion, yes, it is worth the upgrade.

I've been playing around with Windows 7 since it first hit beta and I had the RC on dual-boot for months (I finally took it off just to free up space). I encountered no major compatibility problems. I do, for the most part, like the new taskbar and interface.

In terms of performance, Windows 7 tended to use about 50-150 MB less RAM when idle than Vista. However, keep in mind that I didnt' have much installed under Windows 7. For the most part though it is lighter and faster.

Anybody here get a good feel for Snow Leopard?

The decision to upgrade/not upgrade is up to the user. :-)

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Thank you to all that have

Post by catweezl » Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:45 am

Thank you to all that have responded to my Q's.... Seeing that most of the coments are favourable and the upgrade is free... I am leaning towards giving it a go...

Once again thank you for your replys

Catweezl

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Re: Yes—In My Opinion

Post by Sami » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:02 pm

Anybody here get a good feel for Snow Leopard?

It's pretty much the same as Leopard, but faster, I suppose. I haven't really noticed anything though...

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Don't install too many

Post by Site-rater » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:48 pm

Don't install too many programs before installing the Windows 7 upgrade, or you will be in for a very long wait when upgrading.

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