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Fucking Windows 98!

fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell#BLMRegistered User regular
edited November 2009 in Social Entropy++
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so dudes and dudettes, Windows 7 is officially out today.

is it going to go like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ntr-pw_6C0

or is it going to go more like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ


the minimum requirements for Windows 7 are supposedly a lot less severe than Vista. the 32-bit version will run with only a 1Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM. people keep saying Win7 will actually run on netbooks...

Windows 7 doesn't seem to focus on gaming at all, either. while Vista sucked for various reasons, it was at least a decent gaming OS, playing a ton of things especially under compatibility mode. Windows 7 seems to be a lot less flexible from what i've read...but i could be mistaken.

so folks, Windows 7, yay or nay?

edit: if you are a student-type person, Microsoft has their usual Ultimate Steal deal going on here: http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx

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    Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Windows 7 yaaaaaay

    Been running it for about two weeks now. Really great. I love it. Plays TF2 and SFIV just fine, so I don't have any complaints. I'm not a heavy PC gamer, though.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I hear seven is better for gaming. runs older games better and it'll use DX11 which will do what DX10 was actually supposed to.

    also I hear windows 7 comes with built in touch screen support, if anyone has a fancy monitor that does that

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    yes i can't wait to spend another stack of ducats on another minimal upgrade thank you microsoft (more like M$ imo)

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    totally upgrading today

    gonna download it right over the internets

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Wren wrote: »
    I hear seven is better for gaming. runs older games better and it'll use DX11 which will do what DX10 was actually supposed to.

    also I hear windows 7 comes with built in touch screen support, if anyone has a fancy monitor that does that

    touching is good...

    i can play that witch touching game like god intended now!

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    GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Cloudman wrote: »
    yes i can't wait to spend another stack of ducats on another minimal upgrade thank you microsoft (more like M$ imo)

    dogg don't act like you don't already piss hell of ducats up the wall on such as frosty ones

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited October 2009
    windows 7 is actually really awesome.

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    WrenWren ninja_bird Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I want to play a first person shooter where I move with some sort of foot pedal device and shoot people by touching the screen

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I need to look into my HP deal. I know I'm supposed to be able to upgrade for free on the new computer, but I don't know how yet.

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    jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Been using the RC since it came out. It's ok. Some annoying little things though, like it doesn't save window positions.. never could figure out why they removed that feature..

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2009
    I would really like Windows 7 but I'm guessing it's expensive (for the good versions)

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    downloaded my upgrade thing this morning, I'll probably see about upgrading tonight or maybe over the weekend.

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    PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I didn't do anything with the RC but through work I was able to get a full copy of 7 a few days ago. Took about an hour to upgrade from Vista to 7. Everything seems to be moving faster.

    Also, all the colors in my taskbar are really mesmerizing.

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Cloudman wrote: »
    yes i can't wait to spend another stack of ducats on another minimal upgrade thank you microsoft (more like M$ imo)

    dogg don't act like you don't already piss hell of ducats up the wall on such as frosty ones
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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    jwalk wrote: »
    Been using the RC since it came out. It's ok. Some annoying little things though, like it doesn't save window positions.. never could figure out why they removed that feature..

    i know Vista has an option where you can turn on and off window position memory...maybe 7 has the same thing?

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    BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Grath wrote: »
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

    Free for students on a computing/science course

    £30 for other students.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I just bought windows 7 64 bit professional for 139.99 from newegg.

    now i just need the computer parts to come in that is going to run the os

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    GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    jwalk wrote: »
    Been using the RC since it came out. It's ok. Some annoying little things though, like it doesn't save window positions.. never could figure out why they removed that feature..

    probably because when i worked for MS a good 10% of their calls were people managing to get their windows in positions they couldn't reach anymore and needing it reset. becuase.. yes they were that retarded.

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    Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Grath wrote: »
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

    Yeah.

    And free if you're an IT/CS student at most universities.

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    GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    BigDes wrote: »
    Grath wrote: »
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

    Free for students on a computing/science course

    £30 for other students.

    I must find a student to purchase this for me as I am past my days of studenthood.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2009
    Grath wrote: »
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

    It looks like it's $30 for the upgrade for students (until January 3)

    But I don't have any Windows right now.

    And I'm not a student (but I know some!!)

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've heard windows 7 is amazing from a lot of people who usually hate windows

    but look that launch party shit is hella gay

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    BigDes wrote: »
    Grath wrote: »
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

    Free for students on a computing/science course

    £30 for other students.

    hold the phone

    I am one of those things

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    FAQ wrote: »
    BigDes wrote: »
    Grath wrote: »
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

    Free for students on a computing/science course

    £30 for other students.

    hold the phone

    I am one of those things

    http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx

    i've gotten Office 2007 Ultimate for relatively cheap this way. they've got Win7 Pro for like $20 or something now.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2009
    Do you need XP (or Vista) for the Upgrade version?

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    Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Freeeeeeee!

    The bossest thing about Windows 7 so far:

    Vista decided to plain not boot, so I just installed Windows 7 over it. Instead of formatting the drive, it simply moved all of my old files into a folder called Windows.old, so I didn't lose everything!

    Ninja edit: That's going from Vista Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Professional x64.

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    GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    ill just bug one of those artsy mac fags in my Kyudo class that hates windows to buy it for me.

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    msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Free for me being an LSU student and such. Will be doing the upgrade when I get the chance...

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I already bought my copy of home premium for $40, gonna get dat shit after work

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    ascotascot Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    FAQ wrote: »
    BigDes wrote: »
    Grath wrote: »
    isn't windows 7 like retarded cheap if you have a student discount?

    Free for students on a computing/science course

    £30 for other students.

    hold the phone

    I am one of those things

    retarded cheap?

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2009
    Windows 7 launch parties? what the motherfuck?

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Freeeeeeee!

    The bossest thing about Windows 7 so far:

    Vista decided to plain not boot, so I just installed Windows 7 over it. Instead of formatting the drive, it simply moved all of my old files into a folder called Windows.old, so I didn't lose everything!

    Ninja edit: That's going from Vista Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Professional x64.

    I'm going from Vista Ultimate 64 to Windows 7 Home, so I have to do the Custom install, which means backing up a bunch of stuff, and essentially reinstalling stuff like a clean install.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited October 2009
    I've heard windows 7 is amazing from a lot of people who usually hate windows

    but look that launch party shit is hella gay

    isnt that the case with 99% of all launch parties?

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Keith wrote: »
    Do you need XP (or Vista) for the Upgrade version?

    yes. in fact you need to have either XP or Vista installed on your computer for the Upgrade version to even install. you can still do a clean installation of 7, but the installer needs to see an old installation of XP or Vista for the upgrade to even run.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited October 2009
    also don't forget the windows 7 whopper
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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I am planning on using my fiancee's student discount to upgrade my current RC to a full version. Anybody use the MS store online with the student discount and have any issues?

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    Windows 7 launch parties? what the motherfuck?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyas7BrbUFY

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    robothero wrote: »
    also don't forget the windows 7 whopper
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    are you in my law school class?

    a classmate just showed me that literally 5 minutes ago.

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    More like Windows 7 Lunch party.

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