Walt Mossberg giving Windows 7 'thumbs up'

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by fpbecker, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. fpbecker macrumors member

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    I still will fart in the general direction of windows and piss on it at any chance I get.
     
  3. Maccin475 macrumors member

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    I thought it was a pretty objective review, Mossberg is rarely biased. Still, I have yet to see the results with my own eyes. Getting an upgrade eventually.
     
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    It's a very worthy successor to XP, and runs like a camp.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I just switched my work admin machine from XP to Win 7 and I like it a lot. I found myself agreeing with most of the points in his review.

    Hopefully this ups the ante and we'll see cooler stuff more quickly from Apple!
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of camp exactly? I've seen well-run camps and poorly run ones. ;)

    I however am in the camp that if Microsoft can make a better OS than prior iterations of Windows, more power to them.
     
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  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You forgot something...

    "I still give the Mac OS a slight edge because it has a much easier
    and cheaper upgrade path; more built-in software programs; and far less
    vulnerability to viruses and other malicious software, which are
    overwhelmingly built to run on Windows."


    - Walt Mossberg
     
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    Windows 7 is nice. However, if you take into consideration all the bloatware installed by OEMs, Windows 7 won't seem all that good. Unfortunately, a bloatware-ridden Windows 7 is what most users are going to experience.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    When was the last time you bought a Windows based computer?
     
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    Less than a year ago, a fairly decent HP notebook. It just had too much bloatware on it to the point where it was barely useable. A clean install of Windows Vista solved everything.
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've stuck to Dells lately. HP still likes to pile on the bloatware for some reason.

    The last lot of Dells I ordered only came with Adobe Acrobat Reader and the Dell Dock installed.
     
  14. Voidness macrumors 6502a

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    That's good to hear. :) I wish more manufacturers would follow this trend, because I really think a lot of the bad Vista reputation is due to having too much bloatware on less than capable PCs.
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah they were the really cheap Inspiron 546 models as well. :eek:

    Under $300 a pop since we had monitors. They were replacing Pentium 4 machines from 2003.
     

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