Windows 7 - THIS IS RIDICULOUS! (Review)

LazyLion

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http://www.winxpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25971

What the hell is Microsoft thinking! Who at Microsoft thought it was a good idea to release Windows 7 to the Tech community? Honest to god this has to be one of the worst decisions I have ever seen from any company in all my days on this planet.

So you’re probably wondering why I am so upset. Well, I’ll tell you.

I just loaded up the PDC build in two virtual machines and after seeing it’s performance in the VM’s (VMWare and Hyper-V) I decided to remove my main HD, install a spare 250 GB drive I have sitting on a shelf (you should see my office… I have a lot of stuff laying around for testing purposes) and after about 30 minutes of doing some basic and a couple of application installations (Messenger, Office 2007, etc…) I have concluded this OS puts Windows Vista to shame. TO SHAME!

Who in the hell at Microsoft decided to actually make Explorer useful and understandable?

Who decided that running the x64 version of Windows 7 in 1.5 GB of RAM should actually perform?

What engineering team decided Internet Explorer 8.0 should fly through the internet?

What group thought to protect a users data via a simple and dynamic RAID 0 setup was a good idea?

What brain-trust had the audacity to come up with the idea that when an application is minimized it should release it's unused system resources back to the OS? WHO? Who did this? I want answers!

Honest to god, I think the folks at Microsoft are trying to make my head explode! I can’t handle this kind of performance. I just can’t. I had to load it on three machines just to make sure someone up in Redmond wasn’t screwing with me!

Right now, I have 6 applications open, including three independent Internet Explorer browsers, Word 2007, Powerpoint 2007, Windows Messenger, AVG Free 8.0, and a couple of Explorer windows and I am using a TOTAL of 900MB. DID YOU READ THAT MICROSOFT! 900 MB Total! ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME!

I am absolutely stupefied the engineers at Microsoft decided to develop, using the Windows Vista/2008 kernel no less, a stellar OS even in this early stage. I can’t handle this!!! I am not use to this. I am use to bloatware. I am use to slow… I am use to… Vista.

I am use to Vista pausing for no apparent reason and having to hold onto my laptop praying it doesn’t take off like a UFO.

I'm use to Vista kicking my processor up so high I could use the heat from the fan on the bottom of my laptop to dry my hair.

I am use to having to shove 4 – 8 GB of RAM into every system I own just to get Vista to perform.

I am use to scores of fellow techs hammering me about how Vista is killing them from a hardware and resource perspective (like I have a “bat phone” directly to Mr. Ballmer and Mr. Gates).

I am use to defending Vista having to wear full battle gear damn near every time I talk to someone about Vista which, if I really think about it, leads me to believe the engineers at MS are trying to take away my job and actually develop an OS that’s useful, fast and flat out what Vista should have been. I'm watching you engineers like a HAWK now!

So, here is what I need for you all to do: Pay NO attention to Windows 7. Run out right now and buy Vista and stay with that for… ever. Pay NO attention to anything Microsoft, or the tech community says about Windows 7. Forget Windows 7… wait for Windows…. 10.

The reason I am saying this is simple. Microsoft is about to put out a truly terrific OS and I’m worried about your health. When you get your hands on this OS your head could possibly explode. Seriously, you might have a brain aneurysm and die. You will not be use to the performance. You will not be use to the included applications being useful and actually helpful. You will not be use to the web and web services actually providing useful applications which work. You will not be use to your laptop battery actually lasting. You will not be use to faster startup times.

Bottom line: If you use Windows 7 you might keel over and die. Only the truly strong and young people on planet earth should attempt using Windows 7, since I think they are the only ones with the entire body strength and mindset to absorb what MS is about to release.

Folks… you have been warned. Don’t use it… it… it just makes too much sense. It… it performs to well. It’s… it’s… dangerous to your health. Trust me on this. Stick with the slow stuff… way better for your health.

Now… I have to call my doctor… honestly, I think I popped a vein in my head.

So... do you think Microsoft is paying a bunch of people to put a positive spin on Windows 7 to counter the negative press that Vista got on release? I wouldn't put it past them... but... if this is true it sounds like they might have listened to all the criticism of Vista.
 

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IE 8 Flying through the internet? i'm not sure - the more version's they release the more features gets added on, and the slower it gets.

hard to believe, but if it's true - OMG it sounds good. hoping for a bloatfree windows.
 

syntax

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this does sound very propoganda like.....i will believe it when its installed and i dont miss osx.
 

foozball3000

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IE 8 Flying through the internet? i'm not sure - the more version's they release the more features gets added on, and the slower it gets.

hard to believe, but if it's true - OMG it sounds good. hoping for a bloatfree windows.

Well, assuming that silverlight is build in, and basic HTML compression... then it is plausible.
 

ld13

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Sounds good.... Now I need to get my hands on a copy to see this for myself! :D
 

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Can anyone find his "Windows Vista" thread? then we will know for sure.
 

Claymore

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IE 8 Flying through the internet? i'm not sure - the more version's they release the more features gets added on, and the slower it gets.

IE8 Beta is a lot quicker than IE7 - mainly Javascript improvements, I believe. Still not as quick as Chrome or Opera or Firefox though.
 

Ou grote

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just after duke forever

lol
There were lots of screenshots of that game floating around. :D

IE 8 Flying through the internet? i'm not sure - the more version's they release the more features gets added on, and the slower it gets.

hard to believe, but if it's true - OMG it sounds good. hoping for a bloatfree windows.

IE 4 was great. :)
Used that a long time after IE 5 got released.
 

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IE8 Beta is a lot quicker than IE7 - mainly Javascript improvements, I believe. Still not as quick as Chrome or Opera or Firefox though.

I guess it's just...well, after I installed firefox 3 i have never looked back to Microsofts poor attempt at a browser. IE is just pathetic really...

IMHO, IE 1.00 would be a better choice than their newer versions.. :D
 

killadoob

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You can see thats a linux fanboi who wrote that article :p, 4-8gigs to get vista to run bwhahahaha :p
 

NetSpike

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Personally I have not heard any negative reviews of Windows 7.

I would however also like to try it myself - just waiting for the Beta to be release next month around the 13th.
 

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You can see thats a linux fanboi who wrote that article :p, 4-8gigs to get vista to run bwhahahaha :p

Heh. I must admit, on my work PC I see a fair difference between 2GB and 4GB. Of course, I'm running a fair number of apps, including a virtual machine.

I guess it's just...well, after I installed firefox 3 i have never looked back to Microsofts poor attempt at a browser. IE is just pathetic really...

You do have a point. I use Maxthon, which uses the IE engine, so I'm fairly pleased. I'm happy to take a slight knock in speed in exchange for the features of Maxthon.
 
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