Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:19 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 7 has been out and about for a while, the first balance sheets regarding its success start popping up. Consumer helpdesk firm iYogi surveyed 100000 of their customers, and the results of that test paint a relatively positive picture for Microsoft's latest operating system release - but one problem point sticks out like a big eye sore.
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RE[3]: Mac's & upgrades
by rockwell on Wed 16th Dec 2009 03:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Mac's & upgrades"
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

Er, i wouldn't call upgrading from Panther to Leopard "incremental." Tons of new features/apps/under-the-hood stuff in almost every upgrade.

I did it by:

1. Inserting the Leopard DVD
2. Clicking a few icons
3. Watching a movie
4. Restarting my iMac.
5. Getting to work.

Light years ahead of Windows upgrades.

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RE[4]: Mac's & upgrades
by grat on Wed 16th Dec 2009 14:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Mac's & upgrades"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

But you're still not really changing anything architecturally in the OS.

98SE to XP was a completely different OS architecture, and XP to Vista / 7 is such a radical change that you might as well be installing a completely different operating system.

Sure, if you compare OSX 10.0 to OSX 10.6, it's a pretty large change, but really it's just been one service pack to another on the OSX side.

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RE[4]: Mac's & upgrades
by BluenoseJake on Wed 16th Dec 2009 16:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Mac's & upgrades"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Er, i wouldn't call upgrading from Panther to Leopard "incremental." Tons of new features/apps/under-the-hood stuff in almost every upgrade.

I did it by:

1. Inserting the Leopard DVD
2. Clicking a few icons
3. Watching a movie
4. Restarting my iMac.
5. Getting to work.

Light years ahead of Windows upgrades.



This is how My Windows 7 Upgrade went:

1. Insert the Windows CD
2. Click a few buttons
3. Watch a movie
4. PC restarted itself(I guess Windows must be more advanced than OS X)
5. Do some work

In most cases, it's this simple. It's the potential problems from the immense amount of choice in peripherals and software that cause upgrade problems. MS (or anyone else) does not have the resources to test every hardware and software combination that exists.

If MS only had to deal with the limited hardware that OS X supports, upgrades would be that simple for Windows in all cases too.

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RE[4]: Mac's & upgrades
by Shkaba on Wed 16th Dec 2009 18:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Mac's & upgrades"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

Do tell me that this was the case with the upgrade from Classic to OS X. OS X upgrades can be compared to service packs in windows

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