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Friday, 22 October 2010 10:55

Windows 7 marks first birthday

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240 million licenses and counting
It's been a year since Microsoft introduced Windows 7, which has gone on to become the fastest selling OS in history.

Redmond sold 240 million licenses in the first year of sales, not counting illegal copies and easily eclipsing its predecessor by selling a mind boggling 7.5 copies per second. Mind you, Vista was anything but popular and most punters viewed the 7 as a worthy successor to XP. Vista on the other hand was viewed as an inbred with special needs.

Windows 7 is currently installed on one in five PCs worldwide and it has a user satisfaction rate of 94 percent, which is 93 percent higher than Vista.

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+17 #1 Jaberwocky 2010-10-22 11:15
Actually Vista was not that bad after the service packs were bought out.
 
 
-24 #2 milkod2001 2010-10-22 11:15
can only agree about Vista, worst OS ever made...

W7 being quite good OS, but where is the speed it had with Beta? W7 Beta version was like 20-30% faster then XP. Now full version W7 is actually 20% slower then XP. Is it only me or you guys have the same experience?
 
 
+19 #3 nECrO 2010-10-22 12:47
Quoting milkod2001:
can only agree about Vista, worst OS ever made...

W7 being quite good OS, but where is the speed it had with Beta? W7 Beta version was like 20-30% faster then XP. Now full version W7 is actually 20% slower then XP. Is it only me or you guys have the same experience?





It must be you. My Win 7 install is doing just fine.


As for Vista being the worst OS... I guess you never used Windows ME huh?
 
 
+20 #4 LuxZg 2010-10-22 14:12
Quoting milkod2001:
can only agree about Vista, worst OS ever made...



you're obviously not old enough to know the reality... :)
 
 
0 #5 thetruth 2010-10-22 14:14
Quoting milkod2001:
can only agree about Vista, worst OS ever made...

W7 being quite good OS, but where is the speed it had with Beta? W7 Beta version was like 20-30% faster then XP. Now full version W7 is actually 20% slower then XP. Is it only me or you guys have the same experience?


Windows 7 and Vista are both slower than XP for me, especially when accessing folders and loading up pictures / videos. I dual boot so I can easily compare the two. Everything feels slightly more sluggish, I'm putting it down to the fact that I'm using a core 2 duo 6300. Can't wait to upgrade to a 12 core beast or something.
 
 
+3 #6 magius 2010-10-22 18:43
Quoting thetruth:
Can't wait to upgrade to a 12 core beast or something.


Rather than the cpu, I would check the amount/quality of your memory and the type of hard drive you have. I have Win7 installed on a 3-4 year old laptop. Its got a Core 2 Duo T7200 and it runs fantastic. The only things I have upgraded are the memory (fastest it can support), hard drive (to a ssd), and the wireless card (to N).

One of the better things about Win7 is that MS had to come out and make users a priority, instead of thinking it knows better as it is usually the case. It was a step in the right direction, something they hadn't done in a long time. There are still areas left to improve in Win7. The big question is, have they learned their lesson? Hopefully so.
 
 
+2 #7 yasin 2010-10-23 17:08
i had windows 7 since the day it came out-never had a virus, never had a problem i couldnt fix, can count the blue screens off of one hand, and its looks beautiful.vista was fine after being patched-windows 7 just improved it so much.if you used the same level of eye candy on w7 as on xp, its way faster....
 

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