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Old 06-26-09, 09:44 AM   #16
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I was thinking the same thing. I'm currently running Vista Ultimate 64 bit and I'm thinking I'll only need Home edition if/when I go to 7...

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I just signed up for the Windows 7 upgrade so I guess they will mail me a copy when it becomes available. I'm excited to try it out
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Old 06-26-09, 10:03 AM   #18
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If it aint a MAC, it must be WACK .

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Old 06-26-09, 10:31 AM   #19
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I was thinking the same thing. I'm currently running Vista Ultimate 64 bit and I'm thinking I'll only need Home edition if/when I go to 7...
it says home premium won't be able to run XP software, or rather 7 pro will be able to run it... now sure if that really means home premium can't run software not specifically targeted to vista/7??
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I'm thinking that it refers to the older software that can only run on XP like all the crap I have at work IE6!
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i pre-ordered pro, just in case something i have and need to continue to run won't work.
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it says home premium won't be able to run XP software, or rather 7 pro will be able to run it... now sure if that really means home premium can't run software not specifically targeted to vista/7??
Pro and Ultimate come with "XP Mode", which is a free license of Virtual PC 2007 and a pre-configured, pre-licensed XP Virtual Machine. You can then run your apps on an actual copy of XP, but they show up on your Win7 start menu and open in your GUI just like any other app (except the icon looks different).

I use this to run the VMWare vSphere Client, which isn't compatible with Win7. Yes, I relish the irony in being forced to use Microsoft's Virtualization to run a VMWare virtual infrastructure.
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Vista is fine if you have the iron to run it. I'm an IT guy so I eat my own dog food before considering deploying to the company. I've been using Vista for a couple years now on a dual-core machine with 4G RAM at home. (2G RAM is the minimum for acceptable performance and you need more depending on your work habits and how many apps you have open at once). I like it but there is no compelling reason to replace perfectly fine working hardware with more capable hardware in a business environment just to run Vista. XP is fine and it runs the applications we need to run.

Windows 7 comes at a time when mainstream hardware mostly meets the above criteria where it didn't when Vista was first released. It may fare better for this reason in the home market but I doubt the business community will be enticed to upgrade.

I'm sure I'll install Wndows 7 on my home machine when it's released but,
for the company desktops, I see no reason to do so. XP is doing just fine running our applications as it always has.

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Nicely stated John!!! If you have 2-4 gigs of ram and a great processor, typically, you are alright with Vista. Thier is another issue of driver compatability, but most have been developed in the past two years ato adhere to Vista's OS. Time will tell with Windows 7. Nothing could be worse than Windows ME.
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you guys load a release candidate OS onto mission critical work machines??
thats pretty risky

not to mention pretty unscalable
sorry I should have clarified, in the IT department we run it for eval purposes. We can't deploy it to the whole company.
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I'm running Windows 7 under VMWare Fusion, I like it so far...
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Pro and Ultimate come with "XP Mode", which is a free license of Virtual PC 2007 and a pre-configured, pre-licensed XP Virtual Machine. You can then run your apps on an actual copy of XP, but they show up on your Win7 start menu and open in your GUI just like any other app (except the icon looks different).
thanks for the explanation.

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I use this to run the VMWare vSphere Client, which isn't compatible with Win7. Yes, I relish the irony in being forced to use Microsoft's Virtualization to run a VMWare virtual infrastructure.
yes, irony indeed.
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Nicely stated John!!! If you have 2-4 gigs of ram and a great processor, typically, you are alright with Vista. Thier is another issue of driver compatability, but most have been developed in the past two years ato adhere to Vista's OS. Time will tell with Windows 7. Nothing could be worse than Windows ME.
9x and ME were pretty bad. I'll wager though that the worst experiance ever was for those running the desktop shell Microsoft Bob on Win95. Anybody remember MS Bob?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Bob

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I got my copy of Windows 7 Professional (x86 and x64) from MSDNAA. Was wondering how many other fellow CL members are running the retail version of the OS before the official release in October.
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mr.haison - congrats. no, don't have it yet as i'm not an msdn subcriber these days, but will have it soon.

tell us what features / changes you like best. thanks.
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i am really not much of a "pre-pay" buyer.
for me, im the same.. not much of a prepay buyer.. more of a downloader.

unless something is really really worth the money and isnt too expensive, i would buy it. otherwise, the internet is my best friend.
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