Windows XP or 7? :)

DreamWolf DreamWolf 03/26/2012

Which do you like better? :)

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DreamWolf DreamWolf
And why?
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Total votes: 94
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spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I hate using Windows.
03/26/2012
Lavender420 Lavender420
7 but i prefer apple!
03/26/2012
Ice1 Ice1
Win 7 was the answer to an upgrade for XP users who skipped the fiasco that was Vista, though a lot of employers and large networks (like at schools, etc) still haven't upgraded yet. I upgraded when I got my Alienware Aurora and would do ANYTHING to avoid getting Vista on it.

Don't get me started on Win 8 -.-
03/27/2012
Kithara Kithara
I like that 7 finds drivers for you. It's a pain in the butt to have to do it yourself most of the time.
03/27/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I'm a mac user!
03/27/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I have computers with XP, Vista and W7 - I don't bother to upgrade. What they come with - they go out the door with.
03/27/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I only tried XP
03/27/2012
GONE! GONE!
XP. I currently have Vista. The next computer I get will run Linux.
03/27/2012
Do emu Do emu
I honestly like both operating systems. I run on Windows 7 and miss the feature of XP for searching within documents.
03/27/2012
Various Various
I'm in love with Windows 7
03/27/2012
Trepier Trepier
I use 7.
03/27/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
Windows 7 is my favorite OS.
03/27/2012
Destri Destri
I like 7 better, but this computer has XP on it, and it is ok.
03/27/2012
Entropy Entropy
I find 7 to be more user-friendly. I miss XP sometimes, though. I've had to buy new printers/scanners/etc. as many older devices won't work with 7.
03/27/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
We have 7.
03/27/2012
Ansley Ansley
XP isn't supported by Windows Updates anymore. Now that Windows 8 is about to hit the shelves, Windows 7 is your best bet.
03/27/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I have 7. I have been using windowns pretty much all my life.
03/27/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
They are going to release W8 already? What is wrong with Window 7?

I hate the constant changes. I wish they could just stick with one for at least a healthy period of time.

I have Windows 7 on my NEW laptop (which surprises me that they are already letting out a new W) and XP on our old desk top. The only thing is most of our pictures are on the desk top, and I can't get onto some site like Adobe book reader and webex on my laptop. I don't know why. I'm not good with computers at all.
03/27/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
They are going to release W8 already? What is wrong with Window 7?

I hate the constant changes. I wish they could just stick with one for at least a healthy period of time.

I have Windows 7 on my NEW laptop (which surprises me that ... More
I really don't understand the logic of it, but I know that IBM just smashed the atom records for bytes. They reduced the number of atoms in one byte from 1 million to 12. 12 atoms! That's beyond amazing. Soon we're going to be seeing 500 TB drives instead of 500 GB drives.

I think Microsoft churns out new platforms as a way to make sure they are installed on PCs when they go out the door, it might even be some sort of obligation to the manufacturers. Who knows? Most laptops and netbooks and ipads and all that stuff aren't designed to last more than four years anyway.
03/27/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I like Windows 7.
03/27/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I have XP and like it.
03/27/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
vista
03/27/2012
Azule Azule
Windows 7, Microsoft has a habit of putting experimental stuff on every other OS, that's why I'm skipping 8 until they fix the bugs and make 9.
03/27/2012
Racheal Rickman Racheal Rickman
7 is better.
03/27/2012
powerandintent powerandintent
I'm still running XP. Downgraded from vista not too long ago. I'm still weary to try 7 with how slow vista ran.
03/27/2012
Tangles Tangles
I like Windows 7 okay, but the updated Windows Movie Maker that came with it is crap.
03/27/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Both have their advantages...
03/27/2012
kittychilla kittychilla
7 is nice.
03/27/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
Both, it doesn't matter
03/28/2012
Ice1 Ice1
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
They are going to release W8 already? What is wrong with Window 7?

I hate the constant changes. I wish they could just stick with one for at least a healthy period of time.

I have Windows 7 on my NEW laptop (which surprises me that ... More
Um, Windows XP came out in 2001, which makes it eleven years old. Considering that you can completely skip that over Vista (which was a flop) that's eleven years of one OS, which hardly constitutes "constant changes" to a system. Ten years of support is absolutely ridiculous.

Windows 7 has been out since 2009, which makes it three years old. Microsoft is aiming more for tablet use and breaking the interface of the typical Windows layout in Win8, so a lot of people are predicting that we'll have another "keep the old, skip this new one, then make something useful" cycle like we had with XP > Vista > 7. This time it'll be 7 > 8 (skip) > something useful again. They're shooting for a touch-focused interface in Win8 (take a look at screenshots of Win8 - it looks nothing like a typical desktop) and most computers/laptops don't have the same touch capabilities as a tablet or phone.

Technology isn't stagnant so it'll keep moving. Your OS won't change as often as things like cell phones do (which come out every few months), but it'll shift every few years. I don't see how someone can call that kind of evolutionary timeline as "constant changes" when the changes/updates are 99% hotfixes or downloadable patches rather than full upgrades.
03/28/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I love Windows 7 over XP, seems a lot more stable.
03/28/2012
buzz buzz
I've been using 7 for the past 3 years, and I like it. But there wasn't anything wrong with xp either.
03/28/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I use 7.
03/28/2012
married with children married with children
I am not sure what came with my computer. I think it was XP
03/29/2012
Lucky21 Lucky21
Mac OS
03/29/2012
ECU Pirate ECU Pirate
windows 7yupp
03/30/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Windows 7, ever since I got my current computer in August.
03/31/2012
Clubbinseals Clubbinseals
7 for sure!
03/31/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
I have 7 and love it
03/31/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Leave me go back to XP, less compatibility problems and a less annoying interface, and no babysitter-like behaviour concerning installs and running of programs. Leave me in my prehistoric jungle please, stop updating things and making them worse.
04/01/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
Quote:
Originally posted by MistressDandelion
Leave me go back to XP, less compatibility problems and a less annoying interface, and no babysitter-like behaviour concerning installs and running of programs. Leave me in my prehistoric jungle please, stop updating things and making them worse.
I agree.
04/01/2012
Callisto Callisto
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
7 because it's just.. idk. <3
04/01/2012
JessCee JessCee
Quote:
Originally posted by Ice1
Um, Windows XP came out in 2001, which makes it eleven years old. Considering that you can completely skip that over Vista (which was a flop) that's eleven years of one OS, which hardly constitutes "constant changes" to a system. Ten ... More
I really did not realize I've had 7 since '09, but you're right... wow.

I think I'm going to wait with the whole windows 8 thing, I'm not jumping on it like I did with Vista... that was a bad decision!
04/01/2012
Paco Paco
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
XP is simpler to use. I've never gotten used to windows 7, but in the future, i'll probably switch up, or be forced to, as I get a new computer, just to stay relevant and with the times.
04/01/2012
CoffinGirl CoffinGirl
XP sucks, go for Win 7
05/03/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
I have both on two different computers.
05/03/2012
mlmac mlmac
Windows 7 ! But I would like to experience a Mac one day just to see what all the hype is all about.
05/09/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
i have 7 right now
05/10/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
Quote:
Originally posted by Do emu
I honestly like both operating systems. I run on Windows 7 and miss the feature of XP for searching within documents.
You can do the "search" on Win 7...while in the document hold down CTRL and hit F. A search box will pop up at the top.
05/10/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Win98 was the only decent OS Microsoft ever released - the least buggy and it did everything correctly that was available at the time.

I'm stuck with XP on this borrowed laptop.

I want my Linux back.
05/10/2012
JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
I have Windows 7, but I liked XP better.
05/10/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
XP was nice and I have yet to try 7. I use Vista and have not had many problems with it.
05/10/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I have 7 and hate it. I liked XP better.
05/10/2012
BG529 BG529
we have 7
05/10/2012
Khanner Khanner
Liked XP better. If you can tweak 7 enough it's almost like XP, though. Take the kiddie gloves off, Microsoft! I know what I'm doing. Linux is cool, too.
05/10/2012
Gary A. Gary A.
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
I like both for different reasons, I find XP is better for some of my older games in that it runs them more smoothly and less resource heavy, but xp had tons of errors usually, more bugs, blue screens etc.

Windows 7 overall seems more stable and useful, but a lot of my older games, while they will run, seems to not be able to run as well.
05/10/2012
jmex83 jmex83
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
And why?
Well, I chose windows 7, because thats what we have on most of our computers. I prefer xp for gaming though.
05/10/2012
CS2012 CS2012
For like 4 years I had been using Apple and once my Macbook died and my parents bought a Compaq laptop I had a hard time adjusting to Windows and to Windows 7. I like Windows 7 better than XP.
05/10/2012
ciderspider ciderspider
I think I may like XP better than 7. For little things like not being able to drag and drop some files in folders in the order you want.
05/10/2012
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Unique posters: 58