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Are You Ready For Windows 7?

Microsoft publicly suggested it is planning to finish Windows 7 in time to run on PCs that ship for next year's holiday season, last week.

Apparently, Microsoft has been working overtime to not publicly commit on the time frame for shipping Windows 7 because it doesn't want to miss another deadline. Their official statement is that Windows will ship within three years of the January 2007 consumer release of Windows Vista.

Last time I checked 27 percent of geeksugar readers said they've given up on Vista, whereas 32 percent said they still hadn't tried it. Where do you stand now?

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nowari_101 nowari_101 8 years
MAC-AHLOIC all the way
luv_bug1211 luv_bug1211 8 years
I honestly don't know why everyone hates on Vista, Ive had it on my HP pavillion dv6000 laptop for about 6 months now and I have had ZERO problems with it! I love how pretty and customizable it is, and I didnt really have a problem using it when I first got it. Im a little sad to hear they're giving up on vista. You just need a computer that can run it smoothly and you shouldn't have any problems.
MissFonzie MissFonzie 8 years
I'd be more than happy to have a crack at Windows 7, though I still haven't upgraded from XP. My parents bought a new computer earlier this year and have had no problems with Vista, so I'd also be happy to give that a go. I guess I'm a Windows user through and through because it's all I've used for as far back as I can remember(started with Windows 3.1).
mellymels mellymels 8 years
i never upgraded from XP and i am glad i skipped the problems vista seems to have. i would be fine to stick with what works if everything else wasn't constantly changing.
LoafingOaf LoafingOaf 8 years
I had been using XP on a 5 year old Dell laptop. I knew I needed a new laptop soon but I tried to keep the Dell going, planning to wait until Windows 7 to buy another. But that didn't work out. the hinges on my Dell's screen had been breaking for a year now, to the point where if I ever closed the laptop it would take forever to get the screen to stand up again. Finally, last week while drunk, I tripped over the cord and the laptop fell, breaking off the screen entirely. I needed to do get something ASAP. So, I bought a Lenovo Ideapad with Vista Home Premium. Guess what? So far I dig Vista! I've had no problems whatsoever and (so far - may be too early to tell) this is the most stable, enjoyable, headache-free laptop and OS I've ever used. I even like it better than my mom's Macbook. Of course, my old Dell was so outdated that just simply having so much more RAM (4GB) and so forth is quite refreshing. But I've used my mom's 3 month-old Macbook quite a bit and I really do prefer Vista. Vista has gotten a bad rap, I guess because of its compatibility issues with old software and hardware. Those problems don't apply to me. I've started fresh across the board with this new laptop, so everything works great. People should not be afraid about getting a new computer right now that has Vista on it. I guess the worries come in if you're installing Vista and everything else isn't new or sufficently upgraded? Whatever the case, I've never been happier about a computer than I am with this one with Vista.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
we'll see. i had vista then downgraded to xp again.
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
Vista wasn't that good anyway
turkeyjerky turkeyjerky 8 years
I really don't like Vista. I use in on my laptop just because its been in and out with repairs and I don't want them to reformat just because of the OS. I try to use Linux where I can, but our Windows machines are on XP. No intention of going to Windows 7 anytime in the near future.
ehadams ehadams 8 years
I still use XP because Vista is such a mess. They should go back to that system and just revamp it to be more powerful. Instead they're coming out with Vista 2.0, they just slapped a new name onto it for PR reasons. I was one of the strongest Windows supporters for ages because I play computer games, and because all the companies I've worked for used Windows so I needed to keep my skills up. But if they're going to keep putting out terrible products then I can't stick by them anymore. Plus the new Mac OS is going to be called SNOW LEOPARD. How can you top that?
devils devils 8 years
I'm a Mac
stargazer25 stargazer25 8 years
On the Windows side, yes ready for something new, but after it has been out for a little while, it is microsoft afterall. It's fun to be an early adopter, but not for a main work machine.
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 8 years
I've given up on Windows altogether.
lovely2190 lovely2190 8 years
i'm a mac girl ;)
malexa malexa 8 years
I've actually always liked Vista.... It was semi difficult to grasp at first, with being used to XP, but once I got it, I loved it. It's so pretty I think... I'm cool with sticking with this for awhile.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
No, I'm an OS X devotee.
Mina-Xue Mina-Xue 8 years
Psh, I use XP.
djkatscan djkatscan 8 years
Yeah, I was going to say am I the only one who still likes XP?
russkysfm russkysfm 8 years
I'm still using XP, and as much as I don't like it, I'm not sure Windows 7 will be any better than Vista. Eventually we'll have to upgrade at work, but I think I might be running Linux at home from now one.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
I've got XP now and am just about to replace my laptop unexpectedly... yay parity errors! So, it looks like I'll get Vista on the new computer, not to pleased to hear that there's going to be another OS upgrade so soon.
mnp mnp 8 years
I voted "something else". I don't like XP but I don't want an upgrade yet. They always have to work out the kinks first so we'll see...
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I'm an old fuddy-duddy to stuck with XP. I use it at work and home. I just don't like Vista. I'm not sure if Windows 7 will be any better... I'll probably be using XP when the rest of the world is using Windows 20. :)
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I don't really care. I have Vista on my work computer and I don't really have any problems with it. Our programmer hates it, though. I guess it doesn't work well with our database, which he created. He's always swearing about it when I get errors. Maybe Windows 7 will be better. Or maybe I should get a MacBook :shrug:
neko neko 8 years
From all I've read so far from people testing it, Windows 7 is Vista warmed up and still lacking. OSX/XP/various linux distros ftw.
verily verily 8 years
It depends. I'll likely make a decision based upon reviews and impressions from well-known tech resources, such as Ars Technica. I'm so used to Apple releasing new OSes about every year and a half that the suddenness of Windows 7 doesn't surprise. However, I do wonder about how much polish it will have, considering how long Vista took and how terrible that release was.
Zinziii Zinziii 8 years
I'm ready to try something new out and Windows 7 looks pretty. I'm a Linux fan though.
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