Re: Look out it's back
- From: Paul Carpenter <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:34:37 -0000
In article <dugco59ubt23vukr1to78tfb7ifb3f99c0@xxxxxxx>, E-0C001302-3713-
In uk.singles, (Mark T. B. Carroll) wrote in
"Stuart A. Bronstein" <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
john wright <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Have you got Agent to work on Windows 7? I tried it on a 64 bit
version and it didn't work. After some mucking about I got
Thunderbird working on a 32 bit version of Windows 7
How do you like Windows 7? I tried Vista and hated it - it seemed to
have no advantages over XP, but (even with 4gb RAM) crashed several
times a day. Now I'm back to XP and have been happy with it.
People seem to say that Windows 7 is not really much better than XP but
way better than Vista. I don't know much myself. I found Windows 2000
Pro okay but from here it seems like they've gone downhill since NT 4!
I found one particular Vista machine almost unusuable in being slow and
confusing. I've not seen Windows 7 much yet so I'll also be interested
in comparisons with XP.
Mind you, I'm not typical. I don't even like Mac OS X, though I had gone
in expecting to be impressed with the GUI. The last pretty graphical
environment that I much liked I think was the Commodore Amiga's with
some of the later concurrent-operations tweaks -- I'm not sure things
have much improved since!
I don't (yet) have a Win7 machine, as the software I need doesn't (yet)
work on it, but I've used a few and on the whole I think it's a vast
improvement over Vista, and in fact quicker starting up and shutting
down than XP. You can run it on a netbook, which no sane person would
contemplate with Vista.
As long as it is not an entry machine and has LOTS of memory, it will
start quicker (or seem to) many services and other things are put into
a delayed start mode, which means yes you can go to the start menu, but
some things still won't work for a while.
Laptops with Windows 7 I have seen with factory install only can take
as long or longer than XP.
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