Windows 7 worth it?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Inspired, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. Inspired macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2009
    tonight will be my last chance to get windows 7 for 50$. Should I get it or stick with my vista?

    I'm a poor college student.
    I'm afraid windows 7 will be another failure, despite what people are saying There's always room for it to fail.
    In case anybody decides to tell me this, I can't afford a Macbook so dont bother.
    I'm also afraid that it might not be compatible with my PC's hardware.
    Afraid i might have to download drivers for when i upgrade to windows 7.

    Any thoughts?
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Dude, Windows 7 is currently free. Download it, install it, wait until March '10 until you have to pay for it. Maybe then you'll have enough for a Macbook.
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Do you pay $50 for free samples at grocery stores as well?
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Windows 7 seems to be stable and a pretty good product

    You didn't list your hardware, so nobody can comment on that
    However, you can probably check the MS website to find out if it is compatible

    For $50, I would say "yes" it is worth an upgrade from Vista
    Especially if it is going to be your primary OS

    My 2¢

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  5. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    you can be guaranteed that anything that works on vista will work on W7. this is because w7 is based on the same kernel as vista. it is just faster than vista. so i would get it for 50 . that idsa great deal. of course you can get the RC. from MS thouhg i don't know if its still online.
  6. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Am I the only one having trouble downloading Windows 7 Rc, it just sits their with the annoying green circle.
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    My understanding was that it was no longer available for download
    What site are you downloading from?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  8. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Yes. :)
    It still is, but I've had an account with MS's TechNet for some time. Perhaps that's the reason? :confused:

    Anyway, here's the download page. A few different languages available as well. :)

    Inspired, like others, I agree it's worth it. :D
    BTW, is the $50USD (academic license) is the cost of Vista Upgrade now, with a free upgrade to Win7 when it ships?
  9. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus

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