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Windows 7


Ette Taylor

Junior Member
#1
Hi all, has anyone upgraded to the new Windows 7 yet, just wondered if you had any problems with Adobe and the new platform as thinking of upgrading at xmas, but I know CS5 wont be out for a while yet.

Let me know...:)
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#2
I intend to upgrade shortly, I tried the x64 beta and had no serious issues with any of the software that I use (including adobe), to be honest I expected that to be the case as its still basically vista in terms of compatibility.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#4
ha ha, windows vista is fine after sp1, windows 7 is faster than vista and just as stable (assuming the user doesn't fill it up with bloatware) while supporting more than one hardware configuration :p
I can't stand going back to xp these days as the interface is so slow compared with vista.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#9
actually I was eating my evening meal.
Anyways I haven't had a virus on windows vista x64 since I've had it (over 2 years) and this is more than one machine. Not sure how well x86 holds up but x64 is pretty much virus free in my experience. edit: would never recommend getting x86 w7 unless your cpu's is x86 only (pretty old stuff mainly)

As for the old ones, I've heard they're migrating over to os-x on the iphone at the same rate as adobe flash :p
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#10
Got windows 7 Release candidate 1 32 bit on this machine (essentially extended beta) which will last until the 1st of March and was free

And have a copy of windows 7 64 bit on CD that I bought the other day which I will install on here when I can be bothered. :)

I love it and wouldnt go back to vista, but why someone would use xp I'm still not sure (out of business use)
 

tim

Senior Member
#11
xp is the bogs dollocks.

if it didnt feel so cluttered (for me, mentally) i would use it as my second os.

well, maybe third.

1. snow leopard.
2. leopard.

okay maybe fourth

3. tiger

fifth actually

4. panther
 
#13
glenwheeler said:
My CS4 works great on Windows 7! I love windows 7 they have done a wicked job!
ditto. works great for me too. shame I still haven't gotten round to reinstalling all my crap yet, just CS4 :/
 

Renniks

Senior Member
#14
windows 7 actually takes 3 times longer to load up than vista ;)

according to certain benchmarks

the time taken to get the computer to be in 'idle' mode is about 3 times longer than vista once the desktop is reached, however if you're computer is of any decency you can use it well before idle state is reached
 
#15
I've not noticed any difference tbh, but then again I don't tend to sit around when I start up my machine. I usually turn it on then go make a cup of tea (not because it's slow, just because I can :p)