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What is windows 7?
Posted 6/17/12
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All the gov't PC's are using Windows 7 now...they'll test it on a few workcenters on each base, and then they roll it out to everyone. Unfortunately, it's mandatiory, unless whatever your job entails of HATES the new OS...I just hate it's always 200 bucks a pop for a brand new OS!
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Actually with the new windows 8 interface you can switch between interfaces, so if you use a touch device it has a way to use that and if you still have desktops like me you can switch back to the style 7 is in. with tablets becoming so popular they have adjusted the OS to just fit on what you want to use it on. they are trying for one cohisive enviroment between all the products like phones, xbox, tablets, laptops, and desktop. Granted when do such will seem odd at first and have a few bugs, but nothing happens unless you swing the bat.
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lol.... nice poster XD.
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if you uninstall whatever windows you have you wont be able to run your computer until you re-install a new one
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Actually with the new windows 8 interface you can switch between interfaces, so if you use a touch device it has a way to use that and if you still have desktops like me you can switch back to the style 7 is in. with tablets becoming so popular they have adjusted the OS to just fit on what you want to use it on. they are trying for one cohisive enviroment between all the products like phones, xbox, tablets, laptops, and desktop. Granted when do such will seem odd at first and have a few bugs, but nothing happens unless you swing the bat.


From what I can tell they're doing everything they can to make Metro the default interface, with the traditional desktop being there as a legacy UI. In itself this isn't necessarily a bad thing, after all Windows has updated its interface many times over the years. The trouble is that Metro is very much touch oriented, which IMO is not right for a desktop/laptop. They don't seem to appreciate that a good interface for a tablet/phone isn't necessarily good for a PC, and vice versa.

I really don't get why they're going down this route, and so soon. I mean, Windows 7 has been very well received, and is only a few years old. Why try to fix something that isn't broken?
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A growing number of laptops and desktops are using touch screens on them. If you get a moniter with just WIFI you can use it around the house like a tablet, also with the kinect sensor you could more easily use that to not even touch your PC to do things as well. Just adding some more bells to keep people interested, I think I saw something shiney out of the corner of my eye.
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I was just wondering if windows 7 or any other versions were a program and not the actual computer then what does it do? Like if I were to uninstall windows 7 what functions would be lost and why?

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Windows 7 is a operating system and it is pre-installed on computers from brands such as hp and dell because it is the mainly used OS in the world, it is because as worldwide means, most of the population is using windows at the moment, why? because the amount of applications that have been developed for windows such as photoshop. it is flexible you can use it on any computer and not find that you cannot run what you had before (unless your hardware limits you). its easy to use and most of us have used it for years so its really become the worlds Core Operating System. which is why you do not see linux being installed on computer largely by default because it is not widely used and you would not buy it unless it had windows installed prior.


From a commercial point of view installing windows will get them the most money as everyone uses it, apple have there own os and hardware range which limits them alot. They choose windows because its most used, it is the best os for them to use, it is compatible with the hardware they use in there computers and it attracts people to buy there computers.
When it comes to networks and servers you will find that company's will use windows xp as there clients and windows 2003 on there server this is because it is too expensive for the company to move onto windows 7.
Windows 7 and windows 2008 is the latest operating systems.

If you where to uninstall? okay format your harddrive so there is nothing on that hardrive. When you start your computer you will recieve an error from your bios saying "cannot find instance of OS on harddrive hdd0".
Your Bios runs when you start your computer and loads your operating system. you cannot change or remove your bios. it is stored on a read-only flash chip on your motherboard which cannot be accessed nor changed in windows

Hopefully this answered your question i could of rambled on about something completely different.


Your argument is invalid when Windows 8 comes out in the end of the year.


will be invalid but at the moment its not, and windows 8 is aiming towards a tablet area and with the change of the ui a doubt there be much of a change. and with companies using xp might still be the case especially when you come to the costs of it all.


XP can't stand for long and many programs dropped XP support. Microsoft will somehow force everyone to use the new version everytime and I'm not getting a pre-installed PC with Windows 8 when the time come. I'll rather go for Linux and Mac since they have big potential. BTW, Windows is a crappy and inefficent operating system to begin with.


But then again this is what you think xD i've spoke with schools and companys and they all say the same thing even if there pressured its too expensive to move from xp and then pay for upgrades for all the software, hardware and installing and maintaining the new server os, especially having to risk that. i use windows 7, ubuntu and xp (for work). i've tested out the releases of windows 8 and in my view its been ruined the metro look and the whole you will have to use a touchscreen or this shady scrollbar has ruined my love for windows. me and my group of friends all agree is going to be the next vista but with a worse ui.
But remember you have your views and i have mine and i've worked with companies and seen things go bad when upgrading server especially huge networks.

if you want to fight for your cause then go ahead but it doesn't exactly change how companies will view this kind of scenario.

also heres a fact i was given by a 24 year network technician, "In all the places i have worked worldwide none used linux, or apple as there core network. i was the only one in a university to use linux."

also if windows is "crappy" and "inefficient" why are you using it?


Software compatibility. That's why. On my laptop there's a triple boot of Mac, Linux and Windows. I only use Windows for my games and the rest is on the Mac or Linux. XP is probably the last best version of Windows, with Windows 7 coming at second place. BTW, many webservers use Linux and the reason other companies don't go for other OS because they're forced by Microsoft themselves.
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Well sorry! But some of us went to schools that had crappy computer classes that focused only on the proper method of typing. Not all of us are techies who pay for professional computer courses or was raised by computer experts. Everything I know know is from trail and error and you can't learn what I asked through trail in error unless you want to risk fucking up your computer.
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blackoutrice wrote:


JeeKTan wrote:


blackoutrice wrote:


JeeKTan wrote:


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Windows 7 is a operating system and it is pre-installed on computers from brands such as hp and dell because it is the mainly used OS in the world, it is because as worldwide means, most of the population is using windows at the moment, why? because the amount of applications that have been developed for windows such as photoshop. it is flexible you can use it on any computer and not find that you cannot run what you had before (unless your hardware limits you). its easy to use and most of us have used it for years so its really become the worlds Core Operating System. which is why you do not see linux being installed on computer largely by default because it is not widely used and you would not buy it unless it had windows installed prior.


From a commercial point of view installing windows will get them the most money as everyone uses it, apple have there own os and hardware range which limits them alot. They choose windows because its most used, it is the best os for them to use, it is compatible with the hardware they use in there computers and it attracts people to buy there computers.
When it comes to networks and servers you will find that company's will use windows xp as there clients and windows 2003 on there server this is because it is too expensive for the company to move onto windows 7.
Windows 7 and windows 2008 is the latest operating systems.

If you where to uninstall? okay format your harddrive so there is nothing on that hardrive. When you start your computer you will recieve an error from your bios saying "cannot find instance of OS on harddrive hdd0".
Your Bios runs when you start your computer and loads your operating system. you cannot change or remove your bios. it is stored on a read-only flash chip on your motherboard which cannot be accessed nor changed in windows

Hopefully this answered your question i could of rambled on about something completely different.


Your argument is invalid when Windows 8 comes out in the end of the year.


will be invalid but at the moment its not, and windows 8 is aiming towards a tablet area and with the change of the ui a doubt there be much of a change. and with companies using xp might still be the case especially when you come to the costs of it all.


XP can't stand for long and many programs dropped XP support. Microsoft will somehow force everyone to use the new version everytime and I'm not getting a pre-installed PC with Windows 8 when the time come. I'll rather go for Linux and Mac since they have big potential. BTW, Windows is a crappy and inefficent operating system to begin with.


But then again this is what you think xD i've spoke with schools and companys and they all say the same thing even if there pressured its too expensive to move from xp and then pay for upgrades for all the software, hardware and installing and maintaining the new server os, especially having to risk that. i use windows 7, ubuntu and xp (for work). i've tested out the releases of windows 8 and in my view its been ruined the metro look and the whole you will have to use a touchscreen or this shady scrollbar has ruined my love for windows. me and my group of friends all agree is going to be the next vista but with a worse ui.
But remember you have your views and i have mine and i've worked with companies and seen things go bad when upgrading server especially huge networks.

if you want to fight for your cause then go ahead but it doesn't exactly change how companies will view this kind of scenario.

also heres a fact i was given by a 24 year network technician, "In all the places i have worked worldwide none used linux, or apple as there core network. i was the only one in a university to use linux."

also if windows is "crappy" and "inefficient" why are you using it?


Software compatibility. That's why. On my laptop there's a triple boot of Mac, Linux and Windows. I only use Windows for my games and the rest is on the Mac or Linux. XP is probably the last best version of Windows, with Windows 7 coming at second place. BTW, many webservers use Linux and the reason other companies don't go for other OS because they're forced by Microsoft themselves.

yeah well all the ones in my price range use windows and I don't like mac's because you can't open it up without a tool that only their shops and partner shops are allowed to use.

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Like Windows XP or Vista, its just more upgraded and looks better in my opinion.
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An operating system is the software that runs the hardware that makes up the physical computer. Consider the operating system to be you and the computer, without any software of any kind to be your car. The car can run without you but it can't do anything else. The hardware needs the Operating System (OS) to run the hardware and give the user (you or me) something to work with. Playing music using your favorite music player is not a function of an operating system, but it requires the OS's control over the sound card to send sound to your speakers. This is the difference between an OS and just installing regular interactive software, any software not explicitly an OS is just regular software. You just buy software based on what you want the computer to do ie play music, play video, edit pictures and for a price all the above. You should not consider uninstalling your OS (Windows 7) as your computer will be literally useless without it ie car with no driver, a Porsche Boxter is pretty running in the driveway, but useless otherwise.

Do NOT delete anything in the Windows folder, it's there for a reason and must not be deleted

Windows is produced by Microsoft and has had many versions with the Windows name over the past 20 years. Most notably is Windows 95 which came out in 1995 which was the best OS at the time as it gave you something that you can see on the screen like icons, shortcuts and more. Before Windows 95 some people were using text based computing which was nothing more than a black screen with only text (think of it like this post and no buttons, smileys or nothing but text as instructions). There were always newer versions like Windows 98, ME (aka millennium for the year 2000), Windows 2000 for businesses, Windows XP, Vista then the latest full release version of Windows 7 that you may be using now. Windows 8 can be used on a trial basis right now, but it will only give you so much time to use it then lock you out of your computer unless you buy the new and improved full windows 8 when it's finally on store shelves or being installed by manufacturers like Dell, HP and so on.
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Posted 6/17/12

JeeKTan wrote:


blackoutrice wrote:


JeeKTan wrote:


blackoutrice wrote:


JeeKTan wrote:


blackoutrice wrote:



Windows 7 is a operating system and it is pre-installed on computers from brands such as hp and dell because it is the mainly used OS in the world, it is because as worldwide means, most of the population is using windows at the moment, why? because the amount of applications that have been developed for windows such as photoshop. it is flexible you can use it on any computer and not find that you cannot run what you had before (unless your hardware limits you). its easy to use and most of us have used it for years so its really become the worlds Core Operating System. which is why you do not see linux being installed on computer largely by default because it is not widely used and you would not buy it unless it had windows installed prior.


From a commercial point of view installing windows will get them the most money as everyone uses it, apple have there own os and hardware range which limits them alot. They choose windows because its most used, it is the best os for them to use, it is compatible with the hardware they use in there computers and it attracts people to buy there computers.
When it comes to networks and servers you will find that company's will use windows xp as there clients and windows 2003 on there server this is because it is too expensive for the company to move onto windows 7.
Windows 7 and windows 2008 is the latest operating systems.

If you where to uninstall? okay format your harddrive so there is nothing on that hardrive. When you start your computer you will recieve an error from your bios saying "cannot find instance of OS on harddrive hdd0".
Your Bios runs when you start your computer and loads your operating system. you cannot change or remove your bios. it is stored on a read-only flash chip on your motherboard which cannot be accessed nor changed in windows

Hopefully this answered your question i could of rambled on about something completely different.


Your argument is invalid when Windows 8 comes out in the end of the year.


will be invalid but at the moment its not, and windows 8 is aiming towards a tablet area and with the change of the ui a doubt there be much of a change. and with companies using xp might still be the case especially when you come to the costs of it all.


XP can't stand for long and many programs dropped XP support. Microsoft will somehow force everyone to use the new version everytime and I'm not getting a pre-installed PC with Windows 8 when the time come. I'll rather go for Linux and Mac since they have big potential. BTW, Windows is a crappy and inefficent operating system to begin with.


But then again this is what you think xD i've spoke with schools and companys and they all say the same thing even if there pressured its too expensive to move from xp and then pay for upgrades for all the software, hardware and installing and maintaining the new server os, especially having to risk that. i use windows 7, ubuntu and xp (for work). i've tested out the releases of windows 8 and in my view its been ruined the metro look and the whole you will have to use a touchscreen or this shady scrollbar has ruined my love for windows. me and my group of friends all agree is going to be the next vista but with a worse ui.
But remember you have your views and i have mine and i've worked with companies and seen things go bad when upgrading server especially huge networks.

if you want to fight for your cause then go ahead but it doesn't exactly change how companies will view this kind of scenario.

also heres a fact i was given by a 24 year network technician, "In all the places i have worked worldwide none used linux, or apple as there core network. i was the only one in a university to use linux."

also if windows is "crappy" and "inefficient" why are you using it?


Software compatibility. That's why. On my laptop there's a triple boot of Mac, Linux and Windows. I only use Windows for my games and the rest is on the Mac or Linux. XP is probably the last best version of Windows, with Windows 7 coming at second place. BTW, many webservers use Linux and the reason other companies don't go for other OS because they're forced by Microsoft themselves.


having all three on your computer is a laugh, so from what your saying your using a macbook or your using hackntosh. so what distribution of linux are you using and what bootloader are you using. if you still using the windows bootloader then i doubt you've got linux. also the part of the bootloader i'm on about is the os selection.

i have windows running on my laptop with a ubuntu running on my desktop. i'm not touching osX because what it can do i can do in windows or ubuntu without the limitations.

btw if your lying to the forum thats pretty low, i've been trained in this area and i've worked with companies to build and upgrade there networks. not once i have seen the core server using linux, but i have seen print, mail and firewall servers (which are attached to the server) using linux. i love linux because there is no limits to what you can do, but also its still not as stable to be used as a core server in a large business which sadly but true is where windows gets used. and not once have i heard microsoft telling people to use there software.
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