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Trev
05-09-2012, 10:10 AM
Here. (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57505093-75/windows-7-overtakes-xp-as-mac-os-x-passes-vista/?ttag=fbwp)
:)

pcuser42
05-09-2012, 11:08 AM
No surprises there.

KarameaDave
05-09-2012, 03:25 PM
Uptake of 7 in enterprise has accelerated since they have seen the shambles that is 8?
If so I am not surprised either.
BTW
Is it true they are to stop supporting Vista at the same time they are XP?
If this is true then those of us who bought Vista in good faith have been shafted again!

Agent_24
05-09-2012, 03:27 PM
Is it true they are to stop supporting Vista at the same time they are XP?
If this is true then those of us who bought Vista in good faith have been shafted again!

There are people who bought Vista?

Gobe1
05-09-2012, 03:35 PM
There are people who bought Vista?

Haha yeap, i have plenty here that i used the downgrade to XP at the time as it was business edition, but now if i want to format these machines the XP code does not work any more.

EDIT: Kdave, if you brought Vista...then were shafted at the time, not now LOL

Digby
05-09-2012, 03:53 PM
"However, there's also good news for Apple in the August stats: the total Mac OS X user base now outstrips that of Windows Vista. Apple's combined share of the desktop market -- counting versions 10.4 and after of OS X -- Apple has a 7.11 percent share, while Windows Vista takes 6.1 percent."

I have to laugh at the way the guy says that its good news that Mac OS has finally overtaken Vista!
They would not have been hard.

(Was it good news for Apple, or good news for the people that ditched Vista!)

KarameaDave
05-09-2012, 04:26 PM
Yes I was shafted by M$ when I bought Vista Ultimate.
I will not be as trusting as that again.
When support for Vista ends I will NOT be putting a M$ product on the thing.
It can have Linux and I'm sure it will be fine.
Still think M$ ripped us off though. :(

wainuitech
05-09-2012, 04:30 PM
Is it true they are to stop supporting Vista at the same time they are XP?
If this is true then those of us who bought Vista in good faith have been shafted again!



Windows Vista - Main Stream Support - this year, extended support 2017 Life Cycle (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=11712)
For all Products: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex

KarameaDave
05-09-2012, 05:12 PM
M$ should hang their heads in shame.

Chilling_Silence
05-09-2012, 05:40 PM
Why penalize yourself with it until 2017? Free your PC now, save your sanity! ;)

KarameaDave
05-09-2012, 06:10 PM
Why penalize yourself with it until 2017? Free your PC now, save your sanity! ;)
That's good advice, thanks Chills :)

R2x1
05-09-2012, 08:45 PM
"Mac OS X passes Vista".

That must have been an epic movement.

KarameaDave
05-09-2012, 09:35 PM
Faeces, giving Faeces? :D

Agent_24
05-09-2012, 10:28 PM
Why can't we all just get along - and use MS-DOS?

R2x1
05-09-2012, 10:57 PM
What? Who could afford 640 K of RAM?

johcar
05-09-2012, 11:33 PM
What? Who could afford 640 K of RAM?

More to the point, who would ever have the need for 640K of RAM?

Digby
06-09-2012, 08:26 AM
I used to sell PC's I used to tell my business customers that they would never fill a 20 meg hard drive.

And I was being honest.

(20 megs would now hold 3 mp3's!)

WalOne
06-09-2012, 10:18 AM
More to the point, who would ever have the need for 640K of RAM?

Wasn't it Thomas Watson who said the world would never have the need for one or two computers?

Digby
06-09-2012, 12:04 PM
IBM said the market would be for 6 to do weather and military calculations.

They also said that the market for cars (automobiles) would be very limited as not many people would be able to afford a driver (chauffeur)

Gobe1
06-09-2012, 12:07 PM
That's good advice, thanks Chills :)

Just do you get windows 7 or 8??

KarameaDave
06-09-2012, 12:39 PM
Just do you get windows 7 or 8??
I have 7 home premium on my eee pc 1201n, it's not bad.
8 I have had nothing to do with as I have only 2GB a month on XT for internet (no phone line so no ADSL)
so can't download it to try.
On a side note: I have been trying out Linux Mint 13 MATE 64bit.
Back when I used it last Mint 9 it was stable with a few bugs.
Now it is a mess, network manager drops wifi every 10mins or so, so I uninstall network manager install Wicd
Then I have to uninstall the bluetooth stack and install a different one to get my BT mouse to work
The mint menu only shows a frame half the time
It seems to jigger the BIOS and I must reset that every third or fourth time I boot the thing.
I think that they have fragmented their efforts too much with all the different versions and desktops they offer.
They should go back to their knitting and work on producing one stable, usable OS in my view.

R2x1
06-09-2012, 04:02 PM
IBM said the market would be for 6 to do weather and military calculations.

They also said that the market for cars (automobiles) would be very limited as not many people would be able to afford a driver (chauffeur)

I believe some sky dweller at the International Brotherhood of Magicians had the gall to suggest that "one day computers will be built under 5 tons".
Yeah, Right; like that's gonna happen real soon now.

dugimodo
06-09-2012, 04:16 PM
I bought Vista, even used it for a few months. Then 7 came out and it was just better so I upgraded, that plus I had a 32bit only version and wanted more RAM.
I do feel Vista is better than it's made out to be though. Yes it is more resource hungry than 7 and it's implementation of UAC is an annoying nag of a thing, but other than that it's fine. It got a bad reputation due to all kinds of problems at launch that have long since been fixed.Running on a modern PC with all the updates it looks and feels very similar to 7. Pe

Personally I think the only true issue with Vista is it was released before all the bugs were sorted out. I even prefer the included windows Mail to outlook or live mail (not enough to put it on 7 though, cant be bothered even though I know it's possible). It certainly doesn't deserve being lumped in with Millenium which was microsofts worst windows release ever.

Hardly surprising 7 has finally passed XP, how many years since they stopped selling XP ?

pcuser42
06-09-2012, 04:39 PM
I bought Vista, even used it for a few months. Then 7 came out and it was just better so I upgraded, that plus I had a 32bit only version and wanted more RAM.
I do feel Vista is better than it's made out to be though. Yes it is more resource hungry than 7 and it's implementation of UAC is an annoying nag of a thing, but other than that it's fine. It got a bad reputation due to all kinds of problems at launch that have long since been fixed.Running on a modern PC with all the updates it looks and feels very similar to 7. Pe

Personally I think the only true issue with Vista is it was released before all the bugs were sorted out. I even prefer the included windows Mail to outlook or live mail (not enough to put it on 7 though, cant be bothered even though I know it's possible). It certainly doesn't deserve being lumped in with Millenium which was microsofts worst windows release ever.

This.

ChazTheGeek
06-09-2012, 05:33 PM
XP is getting RATHER ancient so I'm not really surprised how Windows 7 is more popular.
I've been using XP for ages now. Haven't had any regrets. But will move to Windows 7 shortly.
So Microsoft will drop Vista at the same time they're dropping XP?

Gobe1
06-09-2012, 05:46 PM
+1 Chaz, now having to go back to work on XP machines is painful, "long live windows 7"

ChazTheGeek
06-09-2012, 06:16 PM
+1 to that.

icow
06-09-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm pretty sure Microsoft never picked Vista up to begin with. How can they drop it? :p

ChazTheGeek
06-09-2012, 09:07 PM
Lol...:D