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    How would you rate Windows 7

    Windows 7 is reliable, but with some quirks (what OS doesn't have some?). Windows 7 was able to mimic the look and feel of XP with the addition of a freeware Desert.exe theme and menu, giving consistency across the network. It is on three of my seven PC's, two have XP, and one is running Linux...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    About a week ago I received an announcement from the HP online store that they were offering desk and laptop computers with Windows 7 installed instead of Windows 8. They must either have a lot of leftover licenses, or customers are asking for an alternative to Windows 8. I purchased four extra...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    Sammy T.: I like Windows 7 Pro SP1 so much as the last true practical MS OS that I installed it on my latest two builds. I also purchased four additional OEM disks for future use, until MS either comes to its senses or finds itself in a competitive marketplace. Indeed I still run three machines...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    The future is largely indeterminate, although David Bohm, the late physicist posited in "Wholeness and the Implicate Order" that while universal content is largely based on previous forms, there is nothing to prevent the spontaneous appearance of entirely new forms unrelated to previous content...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    To Win 7 or not to Win7, that is the question. Sorry folks, but Microsoft began by purchasing 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Co. in 1981, and PC computing has been struggling along with less than satisfactory OS's ever since. Windows 7 continues in the tradition of slapping together something...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    I haven't gone too far with all that yet, but MS Office 97 loaded and worked for most common tasks without any hitch. Adding SP 1 and 2 however proved incompatible. Open Office works flawlessly and does everything well. Still the VM option is there to tinker with. Tinkering is fun, after all, I...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    What did you expect? Here's the thing, it's all about organizational psychology. When a group of people sit down they all want to do something new, something breathtaking, and they loose sight of what is essential to large segments of the market. They get carried away with Aero stuff, the...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    I thought windows 7 was going to be a turkey - it turned out to be a roasted chicken. Wow, I discovered Windows 7 Professional is nothing more than a $300 version of XP. I'm happy now! It only took a couple of hours to disable all the glitzy GUI stuff, and replace it with a 95 percent XP...
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