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    Microsoft Windows 7 :: More expensive Vista?

    By looking at these:
    http://windows7news.com/windows-7-screenshots/

    It looks like Vista..
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    So? An operating system is more than just a nice gui

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJack View Post
    By looking at these:
    http://windows7news.com/windows-7-screenshots/

    It looks like Vista..
    Of course it does. Windows 98 also looked pretty much the same as it's predecessor Windows 95. That doesn't mean it wasn't an improved operative system however.


    The things that make up worthwhile changes in an operative system are not visual or otherwise presentational. They are functional, and generally come in the form of improving old APIs or adding new ones, improving hardware interactions such as graphics subsystem, network stack, filesystem etc. Sure, a small factor is the default user interface, but the important thing isn't that default, it's the underlaying features that makes that user interface possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyJack View Post
    It looks like Vista..
    Oh no...
    But seriously, Microsoft Vista in my opinion was quite a failure. Yeah, it made money, but your better off with XP... Lets hope it's appearance is the only thing that is the same as Vista. Just like NancyJ said.

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    They just need the XP spirit with the Vista Look. Maybe an improvement in their firewall capabilities.

    Or that's just my opinion.
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    lol, they're not even using the development version of IE in the development version of windows. Losers.

    But anyways, windows will keep sucking. The main problems it faces are the fundamental parts of the operating system and fixing those problems would change the structure of the windows OS so much that they might as well create a whole other OS because fixing the problems in the existing version would be way too much work.

    I'll stick with my Linux and keep using my XP x64 only for games
    Not much, but its something.

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    I'll stick with my Linux and
    what is the most important feature of Linux which can help regarding making a decision of shfting from windows XP. I think altough at very deep level Windows may be vulnerable but from a user point of view i don't feel any need to go to Linux
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    Quote Originally Posted by o0O0o.o0O0o View Post
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    I'll stick with my Linux and
    what is the most important feature of Linux which can help regarding making a decision of shfting from windows XP. I think altough at very deep level Windows may be vulnerable but from a user point of view i don't feel any need to go to Linux
    Depends what you are looking for. I converted one of my friends to using Linux after he saw me using Amarok which is the best music player ever.

    I use Linux on my laptop because with the exception of flash and a couple other programs I run in a completely native 64-bit environment. And I like having an extreme degree of control over my computer.

    As to Windows 7, the problem is that they don't/won't have any cool new features to make people want to upgrade. Personally I think the best thing that could happen to Windows is that at some point they break all backwards compatibility. Like make Windows 8 64-bit only and could run Windows 2k to 7 apps in a sandboxed VM machine. That would give them a chance to massively clean up their API and remove a lot of old junk.
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    how about just making it a cooler, easier version of windows XP? I'll be content with that...

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    XP COlours are horrible. A total disaster.
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