Windows 7 leaked pictures - going on your mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Saladinos, Sep 28, 2008.


Windows 7 - Going on your mac?

  1. Absolutely. Better performing and better looking. If only my spouse could change this way.

    6 vote(s)
  2. Not sure. Looks nice, but it's still Windows.

    27 vote(s)
  3. Not a chance. I spent 40 days and nights in the desert to get my Mac, and I'm keeping it clean.

    20 vote(s)
  1. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  2. haiggy macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
  3. James17 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2007
    Quite old news :D I seen that over a week ago on Gizmodo.
  4. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Looks like Vista, so no.

    I'm sticking with XP.
  5. madfresh macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I may give it a try. I'll see what happens. But I doubt it's going to be much different than vista.
  6. ttech10 macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2008
    I keep my Windows away from my Mac. I have a desktop PC that I use Windows on because there's still a good deal of programs I NEED Windows to run.
  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Sure looks a lot like Windows... For all the dressing it up they do, Windows continues to ooze with ugliness. It's like the concept of aesthetic details is completely lost on Microsoft. I wonder if they plan on unveiling an updated UI at some point for Windows 7.
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    It'll go on my Macbook Pro when I get it. I love having Windows on my computer.... even if I hardly use it. I'm excited to see what 7 is like and what it does to top Vista.

    Look at that they redid Paint :rolleyes:
  9. Saladinos thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    The pictures show that the UI has been updated. Paint and Notepad have Office-style ribbons (which I really like). Calculator has improved a lot, as well.

    The whole UI is very blue. Almost too blue. I like the improvements obviously made in W7, but they add aesthetic details because they feel they have to (see picture of WMP's library, page 4 picture 42). It looks like it has a rash. It looks a little pathetic. It also clashes - you can have themes to set the window colour and background, so they can be earthy-green or whatever, but then you have some vibrant blue aurora thing in every window (page 11, pics 127, 128, 129).

    Yes, these pictures did leak a week ago. I didn't think many here kept up with Windows news, so the pictures may still be new to them.
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    To the OP: Not a chance. I couldn't if I wanted to. I'm still on PPC!

    My biggest problem with Windows UI is the thick window borders. OS X has shown us that they aren't needed, yet Microsoft has made them more prominent in each release.

    By the time I saw them (the day of the leak) they were already taken down. I'm guessing that since this is a German site, they'll stay up for longer.

    My personal take is that aesthetics aside, I like it. Yes it's still Windows deep down but at least they seem to be adding a lot of business features to the OS and the ribbon to the UI.
  11. Trip.Tucker Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    ...and yet, still the ugliest GUI ever (poorly) designed.
  12. madfresh macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Honestly, I think Microsoft has to move away from that Vista/transparency all over the place look. It looks really ugly.

    Nothing about the design looks good. Sure window users will be blown away by it because they'll think transparency is an advanced effect, but it's pretty ugly.
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I'll wait for a late Beta or Release Candidate first.

    Who doesn't just switch to Windows Classic Theme anyways. :rolleyes:
  14. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    The only reason I have XP installed on my Mac is so I can play SimCity 3000 and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (I'm old school). SC3K doesn't work on Vista and RCT2 probably doesn't either, meaning they probably won't work on 7 so no, I won't be upgrading.
  15. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    I currently have no need for Windows 7.
    As a web developer I am running XP in VMWare Fusion, with MultipleIE to get IE 5-7 installed for testing purposes.

    I really like what Window 7 has the potential to become, but it is way too early to say you are going to switch to it.

    If the time comes that the Mac OS can no longer keep up with my needs, and Windows is ahead of the curve then I wouldn't hesitate to switch back. I don't see that happening with Windows 7.

    That said, I am a tech enthusiasts and will probably play with Window 7 in the beta form, and the final version when these versions are out.
  16. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    It's basically the same as vista. If it's faster then great.
  17. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    :rolleyes: Being a bit superficial aren't we? I think the Vista look is pretty nice (much better than that candy-land XP silliness). And yes, it does look like Vista right now. They typically do this when making a new OS (change the UI last). XP looked like Windows 2000 for a long time as well.

    I think it's funny people are already calling it crap. Not having a need for it is one thing, calling it crap before it's even released is ignorance.


  18. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    No way. I will be sticking with XP, and Vmware Fusion.
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    we call it crap because as you convienantly showed us, its vista with new goodies tacked on. We dont take kind to vista round these parts. *lights cigarette while adjusting cowboy hat*
  20. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Actually... That is what it looks like now.

    Whether it looks like that at the time of release has not been made clear. The OS isn't even in Beta yet (instead, these are pictures of Milestone 3, which is still alpha).

    When it gets to beta is when things are finalized. Usually there is a feature freeze around beta 1 and beta 2. Usually the UI is beginning to be finalized, and minor tweaks take place between each beta. This is when most of the bugs will be squashed.

    By Release Candidate stage, most bugs are gone and they're still looking for "show stoppers," or major bugs that would prevent the OS from being released.
  21. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    If by "new goodies" you mean "speed/security improvements" yes. But that's your choice. Have you even tried Vista for more than 5 minutes recently (within the past couple months) on a decent system?

  22. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    My laptop is a toshiba satellite 2GB of RAM, AMD turion64 dualcore

    Im on my computer almost all day. I hate vista.

    Startup time =/= speed in my book.
    security i couldnt care less about, Ive never had a problem because im not an idiot who downloads random crap/clicks on blatant spyware.

    My problem with vista is my explorer crashing a minimum of 5 times a day (i had a tally for the first 2 weeks). When it crashes once, forget it, if i want to use sound again or dont want it to crash again every 5 minutes i have to restart. Seems to crash everytime i adjust the volume, or any time i switch programs on the taskbar.

    have i used vista? HA.
  23. sangosimo Guest


    Sep 11, 2008
    I need some flavor of windows on their. I like how everything is getting the ribbon treatment, but I think I am going to use xp in vmware and run windows 7 on my main box.

    edit: I understand this is mac rumors, but what about vista is actually bad? It is orders of magnitude more secure then xp and alot better at using ram. My experience is only on the 64bit side but vista is rock solid.
  24. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I won't be installing it on my Mac no. But hopefully Microsoft can make this better than Vista, it was horrible all the problems that I had to fix on my co-worker's machines at my last job. The Vista machines had much more frequent problems than the XP machines. And if Windows 7 (I still can't figure out Microsoft's naming cycle, it seems like they just pull a name out of a hat) is better than Vista it'll mean less headaches all around.
  25. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Have you done a fresh install of Windows Vista without all the Toshiba crap they've added to it? My guess would be no. It seems like your hate should be directed to Toshiba, who's probably added so much trial crap, and useless crap that's infiltrated the explorer, as well as increasing start up times significantly.

    Somehow, on my computer, which I built myself and used a clean copy of Vista, has never has explorer crash on me.

    The problem with Vista isn't Microsoft. It's these stupid OEM manufacturers that load the computer down with so much crap that it's damn near unusable.

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