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Re: Why do people believe the advertising?
« Reply #60 on: April 06, 2010, 12:25:45 PM »
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I find Windows7 a pain, but I'm 99.9% MacOSX now (for about 1.5 years) so my opinion doesn't really count.

You left yourself so wide open with that message I am just dying to make a really sarcastic remark about when your opinion ever DID really count, but I am trying to avoid such flame like remarks these days. :laughing:
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Re: Why do people believe the advertising?
« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2010, 12:46:10 PM »
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You left yourself so wide open with that message I am just dying to make a really sarcastic remark about when your opinion ever DID really count, but I am trying to avoid such flame like remarks these days. :laughing:
:) perhaps not.

But I found going from WinXP to Win7 like starting on a new operating system... My 5 years of experience with Windows counted for nothing... I wasn't prepared to waste my time learning it :(

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Re: Why do people believe the advertising?
« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2010, 01:10:16 PM »
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:) perhaps not.

But I found going from WinXP to Win7 like starting on a new operating system... My 5 years of experience with Windows counted for nothing... I wasn't prepared to waste my time learning it :(



Spot on bloodline.  
And the number of features removed (like Classic Start Menu) smacks of "No you'll use the OS the way we think you should.."  Who said "Our lessons of the past make for a better future." ?
IMO: If they want to be evoluntionary then it would make sense,, but they are not evolutionary, just making new something that was done differently before?  Like a jaded FM radio station.

Rant gloves on:
When people compare OS speeds for new OS'es they tend to forget to clean install the older OS under comparison.  Do a clean install of XP to SP3 or Vista to SP2 and compare them in speed on the same hardware to Windows 7.  You will see differences around 3-5%.  3-5% after 10 years you're kidding me.. Don't listen to the hype. If you don't believe me do it youself. Most results are slow enough for a human to compare with a stop watch.. (o:

Hmmm, surely a "totally re-written kernal" would result in faster speeds...Yes I saw someone quote this little chestnut... Well yes it certainly would, in a sensible world..!  
Does that mean the "Kernal" actually hasn't been re-written...Well yes it does, and it hasn't been re-written..!  
So if that's the case on that point how can I tell the difference between what is hype and what is real ?

You can't. So default to hype and you will be right more often than not.

What I object to is that they automatically treat me like an inferior.  

Rant gloves off. Soap box back in corner.

Sorry don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that Windows 7 isn't a good OS.  It is.  But I wish it was marketed for what it is.  there's no need to make up stories about it.

Cup'a'tea time.

Gertsy
« Last Edit: April 06, 2010, 01:14:27 PM by gertsy »