Loving Windows 7, Still not worth the $

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by djarrum, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Tepid

    Tepid New Member

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    Just for the record,,, Vista runs better on true multicore processors.
    Not the Hyperthreading or early called core duo.

    7 should run fairly well on the lower end 3Ghz processors,, maybe lower,,, but I wouldn't go too much lower. Just personal opinion.
     
  2. Archangel

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    I totally agree with that, my friend... :cool:
     
  3. Tepid

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    To put some perspective on this,,,,,,,

    Minimum Requirements means the following...... (it has been this way pretty much since day one)

    Minimum Requirements to get the software, games, etc. working,,, not usable,,,
    but just up and able to view it and maybe do a couple tasks. Not a usable/playable state

    You should always add a half to double the minimum requirements to actually be usable.
    And even then,,, it's not a guarantee. It depends on the software/game.

    Recommended Requirements are a little better, but you still want to add better than half that to get good potential out of the software/game. triple it for max pleasure. This is more true with games and operating systems, than general software, again, depending on the software. Video/Audio Editing,,, you want lots more than even Recommended.

    To help alleviate some of this,,,, MS developed the System rating. I wish more companies would use it.

    I know,, I am starting a 2 new debates. Isn't this fun? :redface:

    If mods want to move this out of this thread,, feel free. But I think it is relevant to the discussions here.
     
  4. djarrum

    djarrum New Member

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    My wife has a 1.8 Ghz core 2 duo and Windows 7 Ultimate runs very well. My 2.33 Ghz Core 2 duo runs extremely well also. Better than XP or vista ever did. Again this thread was designed to debate the value of Windows 7. There are free Operating Systems that can do everything Windows 7 can do if not more. While this is the case, I can not justify anyone paying what Microsoft is asking for this product.
     
  5. orlbuckeye

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    There is no free or not free OS that can do all that Windows does not because of Windows but because of software that runs within Windows. There are free OSes the do some of the things Windows does but not all. It all about what's its worth to the individual.
     
  7. Tepid

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    linux can do a lot of what windows can do, but not necessarily better.
    Not when you have to start recompiling the kernal, fixing where files are supposed to go if they don't end up in the right place. and trying to find all dependencies if some are missing. Good luck with that.
     
  8. djarrum

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    The biggest thing that kills the popularity of Linux is that it still relies on the console so heavily. To me this is not an issue, but to novice users I think this is the big thing that pushes them away. Knowledge of Linux requires users to input many long and sometimes cryptic command lines into a console.

    As for dependencies, I'm actually very happy with the way Ubuntu has tackled this issue. Using the 'apt-get install' command, will automatically detect which dependencies the package you want will require and get them from the repository if they are not already installed.
     
  9. Tepid

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    Well,, there is that,,, and then what I call,,, in large part,,,, the community itself,, which is full of term I persaonlly like,.,,

    Lin-Azi's
     
  10. Athlonite

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    :mad: gee lucky for some eh i'd like to able to pay only $60 for it here but we'll be busy subsidising the rest of the world it seems,

    and as far as vista goes if your system is upto running it then its good if not then don't expect better perfomance than XP and it's nearly as fast as 7 now that SP2 is readily available
     
  11. karachidude

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    sorry if i m out of line here...for people who dont know,and not for people who cant afford(like me),can mod there
    BIOS to permanantly make 7 stick or alternatively use some brilliant activators,everytime they re-install.

    just my two sents
     
  12. djarrum

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    You're not out of line at all, at $300 a copy I can't afford it either, and if I where to use Windows 7 I certainly wouldn't pay what they are asking. Another thing that irritates me is Microsoft charges varying prices for their product depending on what the local demographic can afford to pay. In the US it seems Microsoft's market research has told them that this demographic will be willing to pay $300 for Windows 7 Ultimate. What will it cost at a local software retailer in China, Vietnam, Cambodia or in the Philippines. Certainly not $300. in some places $300US represents a person's entire annual wage.

    What this means is that Microsoft is using our "Excess" disposable income to subsidize those who can not afford to pay what we consider full price. Much the same way many 3rd world governments must subsidize the cost of gasoline. If people in India suddenly had to pay full price for a gallon of gas, economic growth would screech to a halt there because of the meager wages people are payed as compared to here in the states. To this, i say screw Microsoft! I wonder what they would do if I sent them a money order for the amount in Yuan they charge a Chinese customer for Windows 7 if they would send me a copy.
     
  13. karachidude

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    i quite agree.
     
  14. Athlonite

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    @ djarrum with the way you put it that would make the average kiwi disposable income far higher than that of the US citizen, seeing as windows 7 ultimate starts at $499.05 for the full retail ed and only 60 bucks cheaper for the upgrade ed or $349.00 for an OEMcopy.
    what i think they should do is charge 300 of what ever your curency is no matter where you are so if you live in the US you pay $300usd and me who lives in NZ will pay $300nzd
     
  15. karachidude

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    that would be grand....i hope they do this...300 in my country is 4$:D
     
  16. djarrum

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    what I'm suggesting is..

    They sell their product for what ever price the local demographic can afford. I suggest that prices be regulated in this country to restrict the price tp a median of their lowest price probably what they would charge in a place like Cambodia and their highest price, what they would likely be charging in The United Arab Emirates.

    Microsoft's marketing team seems to think that in the US, people will pay $319 for Windows 7 Ultimate. I was at Fry's yesterday and asked how many copies they sold (A friend of mine is an assistant manager in the software department). you know how many? THREE! Not just ultimate, three copies total among the entire product line. The number one response customers gave was, for twice the price they could get a brand new machine that included Windows 7.

    Other comments included some like this. "So, Microsoft charges me once for a broken OS (Vista), then charges me again for the one that fixed it?"

    I felt like standing on the sidewalk outside the store selling copies of Linux for the cost of the blank DVD just to spite Microsoft. While some corporations seem to be in the Too big to fail category, Microsoft seems to be in the too blind to succeeded category. Once again however, Microsoft will profit in the billions because people don't have the choice of what Os they are getting when they buy a new PC and as we all know, this is why for all intents and purposes, Windows is the only OS people think exists.

    IMHO, the FTC needs to do to Windows what they did to Internet explorer. Force PC manufacturers to offer alternatives to their customers. and not allow Microsoft realize any profit if the consumer chooses to purchase their PC with an alternative OS.

    example;

    Customer asks to buy a PC, Retailer offers the customer a PC and gives them a choice, $999 for the one with Windows 7 or the same PC with Linux for $680. Uh oh... what are those republicans going to tell their big business constituents now? after all I was under the impression that the republican party supported competition as part of a health economy. Clearly not as we can see from the condition of this industry today.
     
  17. Rob 45

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    I am right there with ya. Put hte disks in the packaging and if I want it I will load it. If I cant load it I will get a friend to load it. It is alot easier to load that crap than it is to get rid of it
     
  18. dacelow

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    to me, its worth it

    I like the Homegroups and Libraries. BTW, [​IMG] Radenight is so right!
     

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