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Windows 7 official release date

Discussion in 'Software' started by jk2447, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi all,

    Windows 7 official release date: 22nd October

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8081003.stm

    Jim
     
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  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Yep - gotta say, they're really doing everything they can to get this OS out ASAP.

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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I'm using Vista Ultimate 64 now and have to admit, I've never really looked forward to a new release but I can't wait to upgrade and try out the XP mode :D
     
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  4. ThomasMc

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    I was to, but I dont have anything running in it lmao, everything seems to work in Win7(that I use).
     
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  5. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    That's the point. Windows 7 just seems to work straight out of the box with everything.

    I honestly haven't found an incompatibility since using it (which is saying something). The move from XP to Vista was scary enough :p

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  6. Theprof

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    I used in the RC1 and it's pretty neat but it's a very basic vm setup.... nothing fancy and not much to customize.... non the less it's still seems like a type of tool that can save you time and money....
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Hopefully, we'll have it before that thru the MS agreements like with Vista :biggrin

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  8. greenbrucelee
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    can you upgrade from xp to 7?

    or will a full install of windows 7 be needed?
     
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  9. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Also, did I make it up but if I've got Vista Ultimate 64, can I upgrade to a similar version of W7 for free? I might of made that up :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Don't think you can upgrade to 7 directly from either OS, they'd both be migrations (FAST, USMT, Easy Transfer Wizard etc).

    Correct me if I'm wrong though :)

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  11. craigie

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    Someones got there Vista book out :D
     
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  12. Qs

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    Get out of my head. :p And yes, yes I do!

    I can't believe Microsoft branded a standard USB 2.0 - USB 2.0 cable as a 'Windows Easy Transfer Cable' at a mark-up.

    ...yeah.

    Don't get me started on the modular style of vista and the version capabilities. All a bunch of crap.

    Anyway - rant over....

    *goes back to studying*

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  13. craigie

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    On a different note, I was having a debate with my neighbour (he is an IT manager) who is currently rolling out Hyper-V (Server 2008). I asked him why use that and not Vmware and he made a really good point which was:

    - Novell, was the biggest player in the network market, then Microsoft squashed em.
    - Lotus, was the biggest player in the Office/Email market, then Microsoft squashed em.

    He suspects that MS will do the same with Vmware. Have to waite and see...
     
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  14. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    You make an interesting point, but as the Beatles once sang:-

    Money can't buy you love. :p


    ...as a slight digression, your neighbour is an I.T manager!? :( *jealous*

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  15. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Could be right Craigie as Microsoft have more money than some governments but then again, look at Microsoft Vs Google in the search engine game. Sometimes money and ambition isn't enough . . .
     
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  16. Modey

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    I can't see MS squashing VMWare out of the market, but I think given how fast they are progessing their VM products that they will be giving VMWare a real run for their money soon.

    VMWare may well make more of their products free and try and earn revenue in other area's to keep up. Not sure what else they can do really, as their lineup is pretty comprehensive already. Maybe MS will do a tie in with VMWare and licence some of their better tech? We'll have to wait and see I guess.

    As for W7. The RC is really very good so far, so I wouldn't be worried about starting to use the release version straight away when it comes out. We may well roll it out on our new PC's over the summer and see how that goes.
     
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