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    My Windows 7 challenge

    Okay I have not booted into windows 7 in MONTHS now thanks to the netflix workaround on linux, but today I decided why not give Win7 a few days to shine, I have neglected it for a while and feel kind of sorry for it as I will honestly say I like windows 7 (the best one I have used since win2k)
    So my goal?
    Go a full week under windows 7 without booting over to the other side.
    Yeah simple I know but hey as i said I feel bad for my win7 install that I barely use.
    But I got to get this thing tweaked a little, so first step:
    Install ambiance theme for windows 7 to make it feel like Ubuntu so I can feel more at home

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    Win7 was the best OS I have used in all my life and have never had a BOD error or virus/malware. I prefer Linux but can not say anything to bad about MS.
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    The thing about win7 is that its about the bling, performance wise its a slug compared to linux even with my more then adequate hardware.

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    Re: My Windows 7 challenge

    Windows 7 is a great OS.

    The best Microsoft have ever produced by a very large margin.

    Win8 may be technically superior but for an all round OS Win7 rocks.
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    Re: My Windows 7 challenge

    Win8 superior?
    Only on touchscreens, I have a desktop

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    Re: My Windows 7 challenge

    I'll be interested to see your updates on how windows 7 seems to you now that you were totally off it for a while...when i got my new computer about 7 months ago, i ran windows 7 for about 1 1/2 months before wiping it out and replacing with ubuntu...but while i was using it, i found it to be quite nice...much nicer then previous versions of windows i had used...i was actually pretty impressed with it...

    So, your impressions of it upon returning i think will be most interesting...

    As far as windows 8, i hate metro (have worked with it) but i've read that if you have windows 8, but use a 3rd party program like "start 8" to return the desktop to the windows 7 interface, that it is very nice to work with (without using metro at all)...and does have certain performance, security and speed improvements over windows 7....Though again, i found windows 7 to be quite nice indeed...
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    I currently use two computers with separate OS's. My current Windows box is an Asus® CM1630-06 (Advance Micro Devices® Athlon II® X2 220 MPU and 760G chipset, 4 GB DDR3-1066 SDRAM main memory, a planar ATi® Radeon® HD 3000™ in reserve) packing an EAH6850 DirectCU® video card (Advance Micro Devices® Radeon® HD™ 6850 GPU, 1 GB GDDR5-1800 video memory) and a XONAR® Essence™ STX audio card (Asus® AV-100, mfd. for ASUSTeK Computer by C-Media International), plus an Antec® TruePower® New™ 750 Blue to supply the system power; its primary advantages over my Ubuntu® rig are near-zero-latency audio streaming and full support for applications unavailable in LinUX. I've a preliminary plan to rebuild it for Ubuntu® 14.04-LTS, AMD64 Edition, as its BIOS is end-of-the-lined for Microsoft® Windows® Se7en™ Service Pack n 7.0.800n (MultiProcessor Kernel 6.1.760n), upon purchase of a system to run under Windows® 8ight™ Service Pack 1 64-bit 8.0.10001 (MultiProcessor Kernel 6.2.9201).

    My current LinUX box, a hot rod in an Everex® TC2502 case, of course runs Ubuntu® 12.04.2-LTS, AMD64 Edition (Kernel 3.2.0-41-generic), and is loaded with diagnostic and repair tools for addressing a snafu involving all released generations of the Microsoft® NT™ File System in an eSATA external drive, in addition to a slew of partitions in ext4 on its own hard drive for regular service.
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    Re: My Windows 7 challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_symes View Post
    Win8 may be technically superior but for an all round OS Win7 rocks.
    Agreed. I'm not quite a fan of Win 8, even though I've used it a little bit at work.

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Win8 superior?
    Only on touchscreens, I have a desktop
    It works "OK" with keyboard and mouse, but they moved everything around and changed the way the interface is setup, so there is a learning curve.

    Good luck with your challenge.
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    Re: My Windows 7 challenge

    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by MadmanRB View Post
    Win8 superior?
    Only on touchscreens, I have a desktop
    You missed the point of what i said. You thought i was viewing it through the prism of it's user interface.

    This should make it clearer; what i was trying to say.

    /technically/technologically

    Kind regards
    Last edited by matt_symes; April 22nd, 2013 at 03:23 AM.
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    Re: My Windows 7 challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by sammiev View Post
    Win7 was the best OS I have used in all my life and have never had a BOD error or virus/malware. I prefer Linux but can not say anything to bad about MS.
    I agree.

    That is really all I have to say. Some folks are stuck on the ideology (ie - the Linux / open-source ideology), but I have found Windows 7 to be a fairly decent OS.

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