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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Windows 7 Reply with quote

Has anyone upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista yet? There were several positive reviews in the Wall Street Journal which looked promising, but Vista doesn't seem to be causing me any problems (I have Ultimate, and it's only crashed once). Do people think it's worth upgrading now, or stick with what works?

Also, this can be a forum to discuss relative merits and demerits beyond the scope of my particular question.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I understand that Windows 7 uses much less RAM and processor power, so the switch might be worth it regardless. It also has a bunch of new features, for example they seem to have seriously changed the way the taskbar works. But I haven't really used either system much at all, so I couldn't say.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposedly Microsoft have fiddled with the power consumption side of things
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5,2410-8.html
Mainly of benefit to intel CPUs by the sound of it.

I've been thinking of getting a netbook to take to lectures with me. The uni is meant to provide a notetaker but no such joy and my laptop runs out of batteries fairly quickly. If I do I can see myself putting W7 on it to try and milk a bit more time out.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Vista is working for you, then you're probably fine sticking with it for a while longer.

If you've got XP and are thinking of upgrading, skip Vista and go straight to Windows 7. Do not pass "Go". Do not collect $200.
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