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TR FAN 18
04-06-09, 11:39
Windows 7, the next major release of the world's most popular operating system, will be officially available to the public on 22 October.

Microsoft is hoping it can avoid the negative press that surrounded the launch of Vista, the last major Windows release, almost three years ago.

Windows 7 has been designed to be compatible with Vista so users do not have to invest in new hardware.

Source: BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8081003.stm)

I hope this OS isn't a complete memory hog like Vista was. That needed 15GB!
I also hope this is better than Vista and doesn't crash for no reason.

Zelda master
04-06-09, 11:41
Windows 7 32Bit will need 16 GIG, and the 64Bit will use 20 GIGS:p

Larson_1988
04-06-09, 11:44
Wow, so early. :D Btw, i have the RC1, do i need to reinstall the OS when the final version is released?

And no, Windows 7 is not a resouce hog, at least not the 32bit one. :)

Larapink
04-06-09, 11:44
I don't care too much about Windows 7, I'm happy with my XP on my desktop and I have Vista on my Laptop. :p


I'm getting a mac laptop though..:whi:

Punaxe
04-06-09, 11:58
Source: BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8081003.stm)

I hope this OS isn't a complete memory hog like Vista was. That needed 15GB!
I also hope this is better than Vista and doesn't crash for no reason.

You're confusing memory usage with disk space. According to this post (http://www.winmatrix.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20712), Win7 only needs 250 MB to run. It'll use more if you have more, but by all accounts so far, it seems to run perfectly smooth.

IceColdLaraCroft
04-06-09, 12:06
I saw on Bloomberg's "click" their tech show...that you don't need Window's 7 because it doesn't do that much more than Vista, only looks prettier. Most of the "changes/upgrades" are things that the Mac already does (but cheaper).

Jack Croft
04-06-09, 12:12
Microsoft can keep Windows 7 till i get a new laptop.

daventry
04-06-09, 12:29
Im very happy with my XP thank you ;)

TRenTIs
04-06-09, 12:38
I doubt this will affect me. I think I'm getting a Macbook soon. lol

But, What's the difference between 32bit and 64bit?

Night Crawler
04-06-09, 14:29
I love Windows 7, I have the first RC installed on my Mac via Boot camp and have yet to find fault with it.

TRULuverzz
04-06-09, 14:34
WOW! :cln: cannot wait till Windows 7 comes out.
sounds better than the crappy vista me and my mum have :D

irjudd
04-06-09, 14:36
My Win 7 RC 32 bit install uses 8.5GB disk space, and my Win 7 RC 64 bit install uses just slightly more than that. Minuscule on my 320GB total space.

On my 1GB RAM system it idles around 400MB memory used, on my 4GB RAM system it idles around 1.5GB memory used.

Judging by the fact that I get an average of 10 frames per second more in most of my games using Win 7 than I did with Win XP, I'd say it's a worthy OS.

Minty Mouth
04-06-09, 14:45
Im pretty much just happy with Vista. its never failed me, I dont understand the problem with it.

irjudd
04-06-09, 16:31
Vista is an excellent OS :tmb: Even more so after SP2.

The vast majority of complainers are only complaining because they read a story or heard someone else complain or saw a derogatory commercial on TV.

KC Mraz
04-06-09, 16:50
Cool :D.

I never had any problems with Vista at all, but I'm really liking Win7. I tried the Release Candidate (32 bit) and I kept using it, besides two or three random apps everything's impeccable. Looking forward to the final version :tmb:.

Minty Mouth
04-06-09, 17:29
Vista is an excellent OS :tmb: Even more so after SP2.

The vast majority of complainers are only complaining because they read a story or heard someone else complain or saw a derogatory commercial on TV.

Its good to hear I'm not as crazy as I thought :vlol:

I have been using that smilie a lot lately...

tlr online
04-06-09, 17:32
Can't wait to get off Vista officially, altho Windows 7 RC1 is a great replacement already.