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XP is still the king.. Win 7 ain't too shabby, but it really isn't any faster than Vista.


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I would give it 8, but that is being very nice.. I was lucky enough to get my tiny Uni-work-only-laptop (10 inch wide screen) with XP. This laptop is Samsung and its battery lasts an amazing ~11 hours when not working with high requirement stuff such as movies and games, but this is still without power-saving features enabled. The fact that it lasts a whole day at Uni with no recharge and then still has plenty of juice if you have a long train trip home and want to watch a movie or something is really amazing.

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In fact.. now I think about it, since I would give XP 8.5, Vista 7 should probably have a 7.

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All you XP fanboys need to remember that back when XP first released you previous 98 fanboys complained about XP just the same as you now complain about Vista and 7. XP is very old, and I can't understand why anyone would still use it. DX10 and 11 + decent 64-bit support is not worth sacrificing for a little extra speed. (Which I personally can't see, I think W7 64-bit is just as fast as XP, if not faster)
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All you XP fanboys need to remember that back when XP first released you previous 98 fanboys complained about XP just the same as you now complain about Vista and 7. XP is very old, and I can't understand why anyone would still use it. DX10 and 11 + decent 64-bit support is not worth sacrificing for a little extra speed. (Which I personally can't see, I think W7 64-bit is just as fast as XP, if not faster)
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So I could sit here with my 512 of memory and keep XP, or I could pay out of the nose for a new computer and OS to get slightly better performance.

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i Love windows 7 and I am using windows 7 64-bit profesional eddition and it isn't even close to being as fast for starting up in comparison to XP 64-bit when it comes to starting up.

Maybe it's just my pc...I don't know

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How do you make the windows to adjust to the screen without going above the gadgets? I didn't say I couldn't install gadgets, I said I now have to look at the desktop every time I need to see them!
Right click on the gadget that you want to be on top and select "Always On Top"
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@ Grix: you're right, i was one of the ones that was complaining about XP, when it come out ..... and i continued to complain against it and remained sticked to my old W2K, for almost 2 years and half ..... i started to use XP when it got enough patches, service packs and "reworking" from M$, that started to act stable and efficent (also if say "efficent" about a M$ product is someway blasphemy ), almost same as W2K.

Now, that XP is starting to act almost as a real OS, they change all, first releasing a crap bunch of spyware modules and ineficent working routines like palladium, with brand new name of "vista", then pretend to make us trust that the SP3 of vista is a new brand OS called "vienna" ? (yes, basically vienna / W7 is nothing other than a SP3 for vista, and they make you PAY for it just changing its name )

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Interface: 9
Speed: 7 (A little smoother than vista, blown away by XP though)
User friendly: 9
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Drivers: 8 ( Not too bad - picks up most things okay, though had trouble with my soundcard )
Areo: 9
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Creaded a dual boot xp/win7, ran both for a couple of days then unexpected HDD problems. (long story)
On the second load, xp was left out.
Speed is better then XP, on this 3+ year old laptop.

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This will make the gadgets to stay above the windows, not the windows to adapt to them the way they did on vista, you get me? I already tried this one but when I wanted to click the "quick reply" button f.i I couldn't because of the gadgets...
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Default Re: How would you rate windows 7?

I think I would give it an 8. It is still a resource hog compared to XP. The new taskbar sucks too. Win 7 does seem faster that Vista though. I don't care about DX 10 or 11 yet since there aren't many games that use 10 yet. IE 8 sucks and I don't really like any other browser.
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