Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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RE: Fastest for two reasons...
by nt_jerkface on Fri 29th Jan 2010 21:43 UTC in reply to "Fastest for two reasons..."
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26



2) Discontent people running Vista wanting to get off ASAP.

There hasn't been a mass exodus of Vista users to Windows 7. Most Vista users are satisfied with their OS.


Fast forward a number of years and now that ecosystem of programs are developed and work with the additional security layers in place. The better user experience is *because* of the pain the Vista caused.

The major security layers were added in Vista while 7 has minor security improvements. I have computers running both Vista and 7 and I wonder if most Vista bashers have even used it. The major difference in quality was from Vista SP0 and Vista SP2, not Vista SP2 and Windows 7. Too bad most tech press writers enjoy bashing Microsoft more than reading boring old benchmarks.

Edited 2010-01-29 21:46 UTC

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Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05


Most Vista users are satisfied with their OS.


Most people are not at all content with vista. The only people i have met who are content are end users who know no better.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Most people are not at all content with vista. The only people i have met who are content are end users who know no better.


Oh and what don't they like about it? All the issues were fixed by SP2. If people actually hated it then we would have seen more users upgrade to 7 from Vista.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-na-monthly-200901-201001


I didn't like vista when it was first released but I was intellectually honest enough to admit that they fixed it with service packs. I have computers with both 7 and Vista and the differences are minimal. Interestingly Windows 7 actually boots slower than Vista.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139145/Windows_7_boots_slow...

http://gizmodo.com/5173392/windows-7-vs-vista-which-runs-crysis-fas...

Windows 7 has some nice features but it has been overrated it terms of what it offers over Vista.

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StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13


2) Discontent people running Vista wanting to get off ASAP.

There hasn't been a mass exodus of Vista users to Windows 7. Most Vista users are satisfied with their OS.


Microsoft don't let you get out much do they? Vista is so clunky and hostile it is almost universally *despised*. That's why Windows 7 is so praised in comparison.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Microsoft don't let you get out much do they? Vista is so clunky and hostile it is almost universally *despised*. That's why Windows 7 is so praised in comparison.


I look at benchmarks instead of following the crowd.

The benchmarks have shown that differences in performance between Vista and 7 are in fact minimal. It many tests XP still comes out on top.

Try thinking for yourself sometime.
http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/22/windows-7-put-up-against-vista-a...

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