Linked by David Adams on Mon 17th Oct 2011 17:29 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Well, its not official yet, but Microsoft's Windows 7 has now become the most widely used operating system. . . Windows 7 now has a strong 40.21% share of all desktop operating systems around the world whereas, the usage share of Windows XP has slipped to 38.64%. All this happened a couple of days back (in October). The rise in usage of Windows 7 and the drop in usage of Windows XP has been consistent since the time Windows 7 was first launched.
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RE[2]: weeee
by Nico57 on Tue 18th Oct 2011 01:20 UTC in reply to "RE: weeee"
Nico57
Member since:
2006-12-18

Yeah, who wants a stable and reliable work computer anyway ?
We need 3D desktops running circles around us, we need skins everywhere so that no computer looks like the other, we need overblown apps with tons of plugins and daily updates, with new behaviour and new features and new bugs every next day.
And we need these damn IT people come here whenever we fuck it all up, and get it fixed in record time, because we've got some important work to do, mind you.

Well, no need to beg for it, where there already.

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RE[3]: weeee
by westlake on Tue 18th Oct 2011 01:40 in reply to "RE[2]: weeee"
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

Yeah, who wants a stable and reliable work computer anyway ?
We need 3D desktops running circles around us, we need skins everywhere so that no computer looks like the other, we need overblown apps with tons of plugins and daily updates, with new behaviour and new features and new bugs every next day.


One of Windows great strengths is the deployment and management tools available to the system admninistrator.

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RE[3]: weeee
by TechGeek on Tue 18th Oct 2011 01:40 in reply to "RE[2]: weeee"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Yeah, who wants a stable and reliable work computer anyway ?
We need 3D desktops running circles around us, we need skins everywhere so that no computer looks like the other, we need overblown apps with tons of plugins and daily updates, with new behaviour and new features and new bugs every next day.
And we need these damn IT people come here whenever we fuck it all up, and get it fixed in record time, because we've got some important work to do, mind you.

Well, no need to beg for it, where there already.



Keep in mind that I work at a university. Students have been coming in the door with Windows 7 on their machines for 2 years now. It not an option for them. That's all they can get. So like it or not the user base is going to have Windows 7 and Office 2010. I know that hurts some poor little IT people's heads, but they need to suck it up. Somehow I manage with an install image of almost 75 Gigs for my department and I am only one person. Our ITS group has dozens of people. I am not feeling a lot of sympathy, sorry.

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