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Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Apoptosis » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:38 pm

According to the Wall Street Journal -
-Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) on Tuesday announced the date the latest version of the Windows operating system, Windows 7, will be in general commercial availability: Oct. 22.

The milestone comes amid intense pressure on the world's largest software maker to reverse its perceived missteps with Windows 7's predecessor, Vista, and as evidence mounts that computer makers are increasingly considering alternatives to its ubiquitous operating system.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Skippman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:49 pm

Well, sure am glad I bought Vista Ultimate....


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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by FeRaL » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:06 pm

Skippman wrote:Well, sure am glad I bought Vista Ultimate....


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The big question though is how much did you buy it for?

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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Sparky » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:40 pm

And the even bigger question is: Windows 7: how many versions and how much?
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by bubba » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:52 am

I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but can you turn off the eye candy? I want to know how slow a PC will actually run it, how far can it be stripped down? Is there anyway to knock a couple GB off the install size? 20GB seems to me a little on the stupid side, I know space is cheap, but come on 20GB.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Sparky » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:08 pm

bubba wrote:I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but can you turn off the eye candy? I want to know how slow a PC will actually run it, how far can it be stripped down? Is there anyway to knock a couple GB off the install size? 20GB seems to me a little on the stupid side, I know space is cheap, but come on 20GB.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Illuminati » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:18 pm

I'm in the process of running a battery test on my 1000HE and let's just say 7 is blowing everything out of the water with it's power saving features!
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Apoptosis » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:39 pm

Illuminati wrote:I'm in the process of running a battery test on my 1000HE and let's just say 7 is blowing everything out of the water with it's power saving features!
I have Windows Vista 7 on my Netbook and it's great... If a 1.6GHz Atom processor doesn't bog on it that says a ton...
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by bubba » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:22 pm

what about a 900 celly?
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:24 pm

bubba wrote:what about a 900 celly?
The system requirements published for the official Release Candidate of Windows 7 are the following:

* 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
* 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
* 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
* DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver

Not sure the 900MHz will do that well on it.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by bubba » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Yeah, but I was wondering if anyone in their testing has run it on something that slow.

I haven't tried it due to the fact I dont have a big enough SSD for my netbook.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:56 pm

bubba wrote:Yeah, but I was wondering if anyone in their testing has run it on something that slow.

I haven't tried it due to the fact I dont have a big enough SSD for my netbook.
oh you can install it on anything that is x86, but it won't run worth a darn.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by pwcmed » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:24 pm

Amazon has it available for pre order for the 49.99. I'm getting 4 copies. oh I guess three is the limit.

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Post by Illuminati » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:31 am

I ordered my pre-order from Newegg this morning for $49.99 as well!
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by FZ1 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:44 am

Are there only going to be 2 versions? *EDIT* I see - 3 versions but Ultimate is not available for pre-order.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by pwcmed » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:48 am

I just saw microcenter has them for 39.99.

I only heard about premium and pro.

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Post by GI-JOE » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:13 am

So the preorder is only for the upgrade version? Or is it the full version? I need the full version!! :?
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by FZ1 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:08 am

Upgrade but the upgrade is really the full version, you just need to prove you have a previous version.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by FZ1 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:09 am

pwcmed wrote:I just saw microcenter has them for 39.99.

I only heard about premium and pro.
Picked up my coupon from Microcenter today.
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Re: Windows 7 goes on sale October 22nd

Post by Major_A » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:27 am

I'll wait until it hits the college bookstore/software department.

Me: University of Houston - Windows XP Pro $7
Cousin for me: Texas A&M - Vista Ultimate $7
So in keeping with the current trend I'll get another cousin to pick me up Windows 7 for $7.

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