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Windows 7, anyone else have it?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 54 31.40%
 
I have Windows 7 Pro 38 22.09%
 
I have Windows 7 Home 45 26.16%
 
I have XP 16 9.30%
 
I have a Mac 3 1.74%
 
Other 15 8.72%
 
Total:171

How much u all paid for it?

I never actually bought an OS before. I always got them 'for free' and once it was pre-installed on the PC I bought.

I don't wanna get ripped off. It seems it costs +1000 Kronor here for the cheapest OEM version (equivalent to 100 Euro or 100 Dollars).



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I would have loved to get Pro, but I didn't want to spend more than $100 on the OS so I got OEM 7 Home for my HTPC. It works great. I have Vista for my regular PC and I won't be upgrading that at all until I swap out all the components.




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Slimebeast said:
Which version should one get? Home, Pro or Ultimate? And is a pirated version a realistic alternative or too much hazzle?

Do i miss anything if i just buy Home?

There are two features missing from the Home version.

1) Maximum RAM is limited in Home to 4GB (I think, I may be wrong). However, you really don't need more than 4GB RAM even for gaming.

2) No Remote Desktop Server. Every copy of windows comes with the client, but not the server. This sucks for me (don't feel like craning my neck to look at my TV while setting up my HTPC), but I got VNC instead which works well enough.

EDIT: forgot the 3rd feature missing. Virtualization. I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and I'm yet to run into a program that has had any issues, so you'd have to check out your legacy software to see if you need it.




If you drop a PS3 right on top of a Wii, it would definitely defeat it. Not so sure about the Xbox360. - mancandy
In the past we played games. In the future we watch games. - Forest-Spirit
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06/03/09 Purchase: Moderator Privilege  vg$ -50,000.00

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Windows 7 ultimate owner here!

But not many people will get this to the extent of surpassing XP, people want things that appeal to them such as functions.
To me there isn't much improvement except its user interface.



                                  

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nordlead said:
Slimebeast said:
Which version should one get? Home, Pro or Ultimate? And is a pirated version a realistic alternative or too much hazzle?

Do i miss anything if i just buy Home?

There are two features missing from the Home version.

1) Maximum RAM is limited in Home to 4GB (I think, I may be wrong). However, you really don't need more than 4GB RAM even for gaming.

2) No Remote Desktop Server. Every copy of windows comes with the client, but not the server. This sucks for me (don't feel like craning my neck to look at my TV while setting up my HTPC), but I got VNC instead which works well enough.

EDIT: forgot the 3rd feature missing. Virtualization. I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and I'm yet to run into a program that has had any issues, so you'd have to check out your legacy software to see if you need it.

Ugh, 4GB is nothing. U sure?

In just a couple of years it could be useful to have 6 or 8GB.

The Remote thingy I dont know if I need. I dont even know what it is lol.



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Windows 7 Ultimate...

its... the Ultimate!

Best OS ever. Simple.



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Tanstalas said:
Got the "3-pack" deal the day Windows 7 launched :)

Much better than Vista, and I like how windows actually included boththe 32 and 64 bit O/S's.

Have 32 bit on my notebook (since I only have 3 Gigs of ram) and 64 on my dekstop (since it has 4 gigs of ram)

Why is that a factor?

64 bit allows you to address 4 gigs (and more) of ram, it does't require it. 

OT: At work I have Windows 7 Pro, but I have all my windows OSs in minimalistic visual setup (i.e. optimize for best performance), so for me, this windows (mainly) looks and works like that windows. (Haven't tried Vista, can't compare)

It does have some nice extra features, I used the Resource Monitor with success, and it works reasonably well with 1 gig or ram, on a core 2Duo E4500, 2.2GHz, even if running VirtualVin, multiple instances of Chrome, Open Office, Total Commander, and even Eclipse, but changing between desktops can take a few seconds and HDD grinding at times.

Overall, ok.



Slimebeast said:
nordlead said:
Slimebeast said:
Which version should one get? Home, Pro or Ultimate? And is a pirated version a realistic alternative or too much hazzle?

Do i miss anything if i just buy Home?

There are two features missing from the Home version.

1) Maximum RAM is limited in Home to 4GB (I think, I may be wrong). However, you really don't need more than 4GB RAM even for gaming.

2) No Remote Desktop Server. Every copy of windows comes with the client, but not the server. This sucks for me (don't feel like craning my neck to look at my TV while setting up my HTPC), but I got VNC instead which works well enough.

EDIT: forgot the 3rd feature missing. Virtualization. I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and I'm yet to run into a program that has had any issues, so you'd have to check out your legacy software to see if you need it.

Ugh, 4GB is nothing. U sure?

In just a couple of years it could be useful to have 6 or 8GB.

The Remote thingy I dont know if I need. I dont even know what it is lol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions#Comparison_chart

Here's a chart with differences between versions.



Slimebeast said:

Ugh, 4GB is nothing. U sure?

In just a couple of years it could be useful to have 6 or 8GB.

The Remote thingy I dont know if I need. I dont even know what it is lol.

I was wrong... a quick google search gets this microsoft page results

Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7.

VersionLimit in 32-bit WindowsLimit in 64-bit Windows
Windows 7 Ultimate

4 GB

192 GB

Windows 7 Enterprise

4 GB

192 GB

Windows 7 Professional

4 GB

192 GB

Windows 7 Home Premium

4 GB

16 GB

Windows 7 Home Basic

4 GB

8 GB

Windows 7 Starter

2 GB

2 GB




If you drop a PS3 right on top of a Wii, it would definitely defeat it. Not so sure about the Xbox360. - mancandy
In the past we played games. In the future we watch games. - Forest-Spirit
11/03/09 Desposit: Mod Bribery (RolStoppable)  vg$ 500.00
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kowenicki said:
Windows 7 Ultimate...

its... the Ultimate!

Best OS ever. Simple.

How much u paid for Ultimar?

 

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I thought so. U do have 64bit right? Nearly eveeyrone has Windos 7 in 64 bit i fink.