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  #11  
Old December 3rd 09, 06:38 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
SC Tom
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"BillW50" wrote in message
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SC Tom wrote:
Good, I'm glad it's all working for you. I think you'll like Win7; I know
I do.


I guess I fall into the 20% camp that doesn't like Windows 7. Sorry I
preordered two Windows 7 copies now which sits on the shelf unopened. I am
also one of the ones that doesn't like Linux either. Even though I am
using it now. As Avast is flagging false positives on my Windows machines
and I don't have much of a choice until I get them fixed. lol

http://support.avast.com/index.php?_...rticl eid=377

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Bill
Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)


Well, that sucks (the false positive, that is)! I had that problem with
ZoneAlarm a while back.
Not everyone likes 7, and I wouldn't expect them to. If everyone liked it,
there would be no competition, which would then result in stagnation. I like
it on my notebook, but that's probably because it came with Vista and I
didn't like that at all. After messing with it for a few months, I finally
got all the stuff out of it that I wanted out, and working the way I wanted
it to work. After continuously (it seemed) tweaking it, Vista was OK by the
time I decided to put Win7 on it (I preordered it, also). All of that gave
me a good head start on how 7 was going to be, but I was surprised about the
difference in speed of everything and the stability of it, even though Vista
was stable when I upgraded it.
I still have XPSP3 on my desktop, and will probably leave it until I can no
longer run it. I would have put XP on my notebook if I had been able to get
the drivers for it from Gateway (or anywhere else, for that matter).

SC Tom
P.S. You could probably make a few dollars selling your unopened copies on
eBay :-) Are they upgrades or full installs?

  #12  
Old December 3rd 09, 08:34 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
BillW50
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In ,
SC Tom typed on Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:38:46 -0500:
"BillW50" wrote in message
...
SC Tom wrote:
Good, I'm glad it's all working for you. I think you'll like Win7;
I know I do.


I guess I fall into the 20% camp that doesn't like Windows 7. Sorry I
preordered two Windows 7 copies now which sits on the shelf
unopened. I am also one of the ones that doesn't like Linux either.
Even though I am using it now. As Avast is flagging false positives
on my Windows machines and I don't have much of a choice until I get
them fixed. lol
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_...rticl eid=377

--
Bill
Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)


Well, that sucks (the false positive, that is)! I had that problem
with ZoneAlarm a while back.
Not everyone likes 7, and I wouldn't expect them to. If everyone
liked it, there would be no competition, which would then result in
stagnation. I like it on my notebook, but that's probably because it
came with Vista and I didn't like that at all. After messing with it
for a few months, I finally got all the stuff out of it that I wanted
out, and working the way I wanted it to work. After continuously (it
seemed) tweaking it, Vista was OK by the time I decided to put Win7
on it (I preordered it, also). All of that gave me a good head start
on how 7 was going to be, but I was surprised about the difference in
speed of everything and the stability of it, even though Vista was
stable when I upgraded it. I still have XPSP3 on my desktop, and will
probably leave it until I
can no longer run it. I would have put XP on my notebook if I had
been able to get the drivers for it from Gateway (or anywhere else,
for that matter).
SC Tom
P.S. You could probably make a few dollars selling your unopened
copies on eBay :-) Are they upgrades or full installs?


Hi Tom! Avast fixed it right away, so that part is all back to normal
again.

I have many Windows XP machines and they all have Celeron M CPUs with
Intel 915 chips. And Windows 7 causes them to heat up more by 10 to 20,
heavier HDD use, DRM and UAC issues, and problems with 5% of the Windows
software I want to run. Plus being the administrator doesn't mean you
have full access anymore. And all of this bothers me. So Windows XP
might be the last Windows version I will ever run. lol

I never had any Vista machines, so not much from me there. And I only
have a few hours of experience with a few of them. So to me, Windows 7
and Vista looks and feels very much the same. I have Windows 7
Evaluation (build 7100) running on two of my systems since June.
Although I can't wait to reclaim the disk space for something else. They
quit working next May. ;-)

Yes I could sell off those Windows 7 upgrades. But you may never know,
something might come along that needs Windows 7 and won't work with
Windows XP. Then I might need them again. Hopefully it will never come
to that though. ;-)

--
Bill
Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) - Windows XP SP2


  #13  
Old December 3rd 09, 09:35 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
Ben Myers[_2_]
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BillW50 wrote:
In ,
SC Tom typed on Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:38:46 -0500:
"BillW50" wrote in message
...
SC Tom wrote:
Good, I'm glad it's all working for you. I think you'll like Win7;
I know I do.
I guess I fall into the 20% camp that doesn't like Windows 7. Sorry I
preordered two Windows 7 copies now which sits on the shelf
unopened. I am also one of the ones that doesn't like Linux either.
Even though I am using it now. As Avast is flagging false positives
on my Windows machines and I don't have much of a choice until I get
them fixed. lol
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_...rticl eid=377

--
Bill
Asus EEE PC 702G4 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
Xandros Linux (build 2007-10-19 13:03)

Well, that sucks (the false positive, that is)! I had that problem
with ZoneAlarm a while back.
Not everyone likes 7, and I wouldn't expect them to. If everyone
liked it, there would be no competition, which would then result in
stagnation. I like it on my notebook, but that's probably because it
came with Vista and I didn't like that at all. After messing with it
for a few months, I finally got all the stuff out of it that I wanted
out, and working the way I wanted it to work. After continuously (it
seemed) tweaking it, Vista was OK by the time I decided to put Win7
on it (I preordered it, also). All of that gave me a good head start
on how 7 was going to be, but I was surprised about the difference in
speed of everything and the stability of it, even though Vista was
stable when I upgraded it. I still have XPSP3 on my desktop, and will
probably leave it until I
can no longer run it. I would have put XP on my notebook if I had
been able to get the drivers for it from Gateway (or anywhere else,
for that matter).
SC Tom
P.S. You could probably make a few dollars selling your unopened
copies on eBay :-) Are they upgrades or full installs?


Hi Tom! Avast fixed it right away, so that part is all back to normal
again.

I have many Windows XP machines and they all have Celeron M CPUs with
Intel 915 chips. And Windows 7 causes them to heat up more by 10 to 20,
heavier HDD use, DRM and UAC issues, and problems with 5% of the Windows
software I want to run. Plus being the administrator doesn't mean you
have full access anymore. And all of this bothers me. So Windows XP
might be the last Windows version I will ever run. lol

I never had any Vista machines, so not much from me there. And I only
have a few hours of experience with a few of them. So to me, Windows 7
and Vista looks and feels very much the same. I have Windows 7
Evaluation (build 7100) running on two of my systems since June.
Although I can't wait to reclaim the disk space for something else. They
quit working next May. ;-)

Yes I could sell off those Windows 7 upgrades. But you may never know,
something might come along that needs Windows 7 and won't work with
Windows XP. Then I might need them again. Hopefully it will never come
to that though. ;-)


My quick summary from the use I've made of both Windows 7 and Vista is
that Windows 7 is Vista Service Pack 3 (or is it 2? or 4?). Windows 7
bears the same relationship to Vista that existed between Windows 98 and 95.

I, too, will stick with XP on my main machine, used for slipstreaming
software, data recovery, and all sorts of non-routine tasks that might
break with Windows 7... Ben Myers
  #14  
Old December 3rd 09, 11:40 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
BillW50
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In ,
Ben Myers typed on Thu, 03 Dec 2009 15:35:47 -0500:
My quick summary from the use I've made of both Windows 7 and Vista is
that Windows 7 is Vista Service Pack 3 (or is it 2? or 4?). Windows
7 bears the same relationship to Vista that existed between Windows
98 and 95.
I, too, will stick with XP on my main machine, used for slipstreaming
software, data recovery, and all sorts of non-routine tasks that might
break with Windows 7... Ben Myers


Sounds good to me. I liked Windows 3.1x a lot as well as Windows 95. Of
course, Windows 98SE was even far better. Then Windows 2000 was much
better on newer systems (512MB systems was sweet) followed by Windows XP
(1GB systems was nice here).

Although Microsoft changed direction with Vista and Windows 7. I do like
the Taskbar and the widgets. Although there is nothing else that I can
think of that I actually like.

--
Bill
Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) - Windows XP SP2


  #15  
Old December 4th 09, 09:45 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
Ken Whiton
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*-* On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, at 13:34:05 -0600,
*-* In Article ,
*-* BillW50 wrote
*-* About Gateway GM5091E

[ ... ]

Yes I could sell off those Windows 7 upgrades. But you may never
know, something might come along that needs Windows 7 and won't work
with Windows XP. Then I might need them again. Hopefully it will
never come to that though. ;-)


That would be a good time to have a VM set up, with Windows 7
running inside it. ;-)

Ken Whiton
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