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Re: Windows 7

Post by thetan on Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:46 pm
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the native Windows PowerShell is an interesting utility as well.
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Re: Windows 7

Post by tgoe on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:55 am
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UWIN is pretty good. The first thing I do on Windows is fire up ksh. I've never tried it with Windows 7 though, but it might be worth a shot.
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Re: Windows 7

Post by irontoaster on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:03 am
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I have only dabbled a tiny bit with *nix OS's. It's on my to-do list. I HATE OSX. I was happy with WINXP for a long time but i'm running WIN7ultimate exclusively now and love it. Since I'm only really starting to get into programming now (and using mostly .net languages anyway) I'm going to hold off using *nix until I have room for multiple systems and money to buy them with.
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Re: Windows 7

Post by sanddbox on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:21 am
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irontoaster wrote:I have only dabbled a tiny bit with *nix OS's. It's on my to-do list. I HATE OSX. I was happy with WINXP for a long time but i'm running WIN7ultimate exclusively now and love it. Since I'm only really starting to get into programming now (and using mostly .net languages anyway) I'm going to hold off using *nix until I have room for multiple systems and money to buy them with.


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Re: Windows 7

Post by fashizzlepop on Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:43 pm
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BS. I run Arch Linux full time and only 7 Pro when I need iTunes.

Fyi. Linux is FREE... For the most part.
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Re: Windows 7

Post by Jake-X on Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:41 pm
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IMO, XP>7>Vista. I use 7, and it's definitely better than Vista, but I kinda think XP might be a bit better, although I don't have enough experience to say for certain.
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Re: Windows 7

Post by fashizzlepop on Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:34 am
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"better" depends on your computers specs mostly. The more modern the computer, the more likely you will like 7 over XP.
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Re: Windows 7

Post by s0fa on Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:19 am
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Just to getting this discussion active again - sorry for my nekrophilia:
IMO, XP>7>Vista. I use 7, and it's definitely better than Vista, but I kinda think XP might be a bit better, although I don't have enough experience to say for certain.

I think that's some personal impression because when you look on the 'hard facts' (concerning technical details, not performance!) you will see that Windows 7 is better than Windows XP. I could type the following text myself but I think copy & paste would be better for understanding it because of my lack of technical English (I am just going to post them short and sweet, if you are interested in details I would advise technet.):
  • Improved performance on Multi-Core-Platforms
  • Optimized configuration for SolidStateDisks
  • Support for virtual hard disks
  • Multi-Touch-Support
  • Better support for things like "Crossfire" (two or more graphic adapters)
  • Improved boot performance
  • Improved support for biometrics
  • Improved group policies & distribution-guidelines

Things interesting for developers:
For developers, Windows 7 includes a new networking API with support for building SOAP-based web services in native code (as opposed to .NET-based WCF web services),[52] new features to shorten application install times, reduced UAC prompts, simplified development of installation packages,[53] and improved globalization support through a new Extended Linguistic Services API.[54] At WinHEC 2008 Microsoft announced that color depths of 30-bit and 48-bit would be supported in Windows 7 along with the wide color gamut scRGB (which for HDMI 1.3 can be converted and output as xvYCC). The video modes supported in Windows 7 are 16-bit sRGB, 24-bit sRGB, 30-bit sRGB, 30-bit with extended color gamut sRGB, and 48-bit scRGB.[55][56] Microsoft has also implemented better support for solid-state drives,[57] including the new TRIM command, and Windows 7 is able to identify a solid-state drive uniquely. Microsoft is planning to support USB 3.0 in a subsequent patch, support not being included in the initial release due to delays in the finalization of the standard.[58]


I would bet that there have been a lot changes on the kernel also but this goes beyond my current knowledge. I have technical reference for Windows 7 in my bookcase, but I'm too damn lazy to look inside it now. *grin*
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Re: Windows 7

Post by fashizzlepop on Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:48 pm
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Thanks for that post. I will check out that site too.
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