Windows 7 Complaints Begin

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  1. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I'm sure this article can be discussed rationally and without insult or bias by the various members of the MacRumors community. Thus, I post it for your interest, education, entertainment, and discussion. :)
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It's just sensationalized though because after the kinks of installing are worked out it seems people generally like Windows 7.

    IE:
     
  3. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    That article is comedy gold. I particularly liked the way they described the removal of Mail, etc as a glitch.

    A little dose of awesomeness.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I have installed it on 4 different machines without any issues. The missing sw can be an annoyance but at least I get to add only what I want. So far, its been fairly smooth sailing.
     
  5. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    Well their 100,000 customers all phoned the helpdesk so it's a fair spread. Of course several tens of millions didn't but hey ho...
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That's one of the better things about the Mac community. I never really need to call Apple (and wait on the line for 3 hours) because there is always someone on MR who already has the answer. :D
     
  7. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Well no ****. Always clean install. Doesn't matter if you run OS X, Ubuntu, or Windows 7.

    Definitely.
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    This thread is such flame bait. Seriously, were you living under a rock for the Leopard update (blue screen of death) or snow leopard update (beachball of death, guest account issues, etc)?

    Any new OS is going to have issues, I've actually seen less people complaining about Windows 7 then 10.6...
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I take this route as well. Much fewer hassles, and it can help get a lot of unused crap off the disk.

    Quite true, and with SL vs. Win7, I've noticed more complaints with SL as well.

    Odd, as I'd expect more issues with 3rd party hardware (drivers) in Win7 to pop up (as it usually does), as it's not a closed system. I'm quite surprised actually.
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    i have to applaud the responses here, so much more reasonable and level-headed.

    I upgraded win 7, leopard, and end up with fresh installation on both eventually. Upgrade is never a good option for a good performance for things as important as an OS. and a poll here at MR indicates that majority of MR people here choose to do fresh installation.

    Im sorry for OP's ill-intention, but glad to see all the solid response.
     
  11. mscriv thread starter macrumors 601

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    And what "ill-intention" is that? I posted the article because I found it interesting and informative. Though I don't have Windows 7 I use both platforms on a daily basis and was actually encouraged to see that this new OS release looks pretty solid.

    My statement following the story was intended to be a commentary about how these threads often quickly disintigrate into mud slinging based on personal opinion. I don't believe I threw any mud or made any outlandish claims to encourage it from others.
     
  12. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Pay no mind to them. Windows fanboys tend to be a sensitive lot.
     
  13. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    How did you arrive at that conclusion? I didn't read any such intention.
     
  14. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Why would they cite users' difficulty getting used to the "ribbon" in Microsoft Office as a Windows 7 issue?
    The menu change in Office came with Office 2007 that was released almost three years ago. It looks the same in XP, Vista, or Win7.
    They make it sound like Windows 7 forces your apps to change their menu appearance. Menu appearance in apps has little to do with the OS. App developers control how their menus look/work.
     
  15. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Apple fanboys are as well. It's by definition. :eek: :D :p

    The rest on either side, are more pragmatic it seems, and realize anything has it's limitations, annoyances,... and deal with them in the overall context with what benefits they get as well.

    To me, a computer system (hardware + software) is just a tool. It either helps you get things done well, or it doesn't (in which something needs to be changed to solve it). For some, OS X is the better choice, others Windows, and some are best served by something else, such as Linux.

    I didn't read any ill-will in the OP either. :confused:

    Personally, I'd agree with this, and presume each time theres a new OS, something has to be re-learned to deal with the changes. And in this case, it doesn't seem that difficult to me.

    But there is something to be said about the level of changes as it relates to ease of use in general, which may require new training. The less there is, the happier users are, as they don't have to learn new things. For corporations, training = money to be spent, and they're not all that pleased with such a prospect. So they're not intersted in having to re-train with each upgrade. They want to make money, not spend it. ;) :p
     
  16. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    In all fairness... despite having had very bad experiences with Windows, Windows 7 is very good for Windows. The complaints figures, in my mind, prove at how much a success it's been (except from maybe the upgrade, 31% is a lot). With all the hardware available, Windows 7 copes very well it seems with drivers and hardware, which was always the issue for me.

    Good on Microsoft... I just don't like Windows, because essentially, it is still Windows. It still dictates me with UAC and Security Centre alerts, and it has become a lot more complicated to use. That would be my complaint. But since OS X exists, I'm fine.

    I tend to think of it as KDE (Windows) vs Gnome (OS X). I've always preferred Gnome, so when I bought a Mac, I loved it.
     
  17. Terminal.app macrumors 6502

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    This doesn't surprise me at all. New OSes always have these sorts of issues. Vista did, Snow Leopard did, Leopard did, XP did...etc.
     

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