and yes, I like Windows Vista. It's Windows 7 with a different GUI with some driver updates. The kernel is the same.
So Windows 7 is basically the same OS as Vista?
Answer by Victor · Feb 09, 2011 at 08:51 PM
Anyone who tells you that Windows 7 is just "Windows Vista with a facelift" is the same guy who runs 32-bit Windows XP Home on a quad-core PC with 8 GB of RAM. In other words, they don't know what they're talking about.
On the other hand, unless you get a nice deal on Windows 7, it's not worth doing an in-place upgrade over Vista. It's definitely worth upgrading to from XP, but don't get me wrong - it's much better than Windows Vista, and definitely a lot better than XP.
Oh, and Office 2010 owns bones on Windows 7.
Answer by zoomos · Feb 09, 2011 at 08:03 PM
I've been using Windows 7 for about 2 months now and NO, Vista was an awful awful POS that should of never have been made.. it was flawed from the start.
I'm so happy with Windows 7, I have to slap MS on the back even though I will be moving into the Apple world soon when they finally release the new refresh of the iMac, but I can install windows 7 on it and have the best of both worlds.
Sorry I kinda add info when its not needed.
Answer by David · Feb 09, 2011 at 07:32 PM
You could say that. One of the big thing pushing Windows 7 right now is the lighter/smaller footprint. When you start it up, it only starts what it needs to bring up the desktop. As long you keep your registry clean, it will remain fast and clean.
Here's some of the benchmark testing from the first announcement. Maybe this will help.
Answer by EricLPie · Feb 09, 2011 at 07:39 PM
No, Windows Vista is based on XP, but Windows 7 was made from scratch. Thats why you can run most XP programs in Vista but less will work in Windows 7. Though Windows 7 still uses code found in Vista.
Answer by Viper92Z · Feb 10, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Windows 7 way better a lot! compared to Vista. As I always hear about vista "The Ram Eater". Vista had a lot of RAM usage issues which isn't longer on Windows 7, but TBH till now I don't like how Windows 7 consumes the ram, it is still a lot but much better than Vista at least.
Answer by Gorkon5567 · Feb 11, 2011 at 05:42 PM
I would say that Win7 is much more than Vista with a UI tweak. Performance and boot times have been greatly improved, as well as TRIM support for compatible SSDs. They've also remade the security settings so that (compared to Vista) the system is just as secure, but doesn't constantly prevent you from using some legitimate programs. I also love the native mp4 audio/video codec support and wide variety of drivers included into the OS.