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XweAponX

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Which is better, in your personal opinion.

Hm - Windows 7 I have to say, it's the last really good OS Microsoft made, it was their reply to the thrashing Vista got and Windows 7 keeps the great stuff that Vista had and made it work RIGHT.

Between Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, I choose Windows 8, i loathe and despise Windows 8.1, I don't consider it a true Windows OS.
 

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
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    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
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    2 GB/3GB
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    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
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    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
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    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
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    "1842 x 1036"
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    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
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    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
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    Works 550w
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    MSI "M-Box"
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    Water Cooled
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    Dell Keyboard
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    Microsoft Intellimouse
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    Cable Medium Speed
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    Chrome/IE 10
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    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
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    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

XweAponX

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I think both are fine: I have 8 running on a new workstation and an old 2009 laptop just fine, and then there is 7 running on a re-purposed 2007 Mac Mini. All fine there too. Windows 8 seems faster and takes up a lot less HDD space than 7.

You should update your Mac Mini to Windows 8, and put 7 onto your Laptop, it's CAKE on a Mac. You will have to check the versions of Bootcamp for the right one for that system, they have dozens of Bootcamp versions. Sometimes, you have to just pick the drivers out of the Extracted Installer packages, because the overall package will not install, it will say "Not made for this Mac" even though it clearly has the right Drivers in it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

azasadny

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I run Win8.1 with Classic Shell and I feel this is a good compromise for me... It looks like win7, but runs much better, especially the file transfer utility...
 

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    Win 10 Pro 64bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
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    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports

adamf

Banned
Umm, what crapware?
Oh you know. Crapware like a smaller operating system disk space (8.1 is smaller than 8, 8 is smaller than 7) Crapware like sandboxed Internet explorer, Crapware like increased security. Crapware like improved performance. Crapware like Metro programs you don't even have to open - you know - that sort of thing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    MacBook Pro Core2Duo
    CPU
    T7600
    Memory
    3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1600
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    Internal
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 800
    Hard Drives
    40GB
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    Apple
    Mouse
    Apple
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    Varies
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Defender

buzz

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Either as I have a dual boot with Windows 7/8! :cool:
 

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    Dual Boot - Win7/Win8.1 32bit
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom Built
    CPU
    3.60 gigahertz AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ MATX
    Memory
    4 GB DDR3-1333 CL9 Dual
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    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2159m 21.5-inch Diagonal 16:9 Full HD Widescreen Monitor
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    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    320 GB Hard Drive
    PSU
    450w
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    XION Solaris ATX CASE
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    Air
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    Dynex USB
    Mouse
    Logitech TrackMan Wheel
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    Download: 28.23Mb/s Upload 1.84Mb/s Ping 13 ms
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    Firefox 26.0
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    Windows Defender

antspants

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I don't see any difference except that 8.1 is faster.
At the end of the day, all I have a Pc for is housing the software I need on a day to day basis.
If I just wanted games, weather, facebook etc, id buy a gamebox and a phone

Its all irrelevant
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
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    Noctua NH-D14
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    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

adamf

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I don't see any difference except that 8.1 is faster.
At the end of the day, all I have a Pc for is housing the software I need on a day to day basis.
If I just wanted games, weather, facebook etc, id buy a gamebox and a phone

Its all irrelevant

Exactly Sir (or Madam). It is faster. I don't care though. I have to use MS Project occasionally (no real alternative) and IBM Client Access (no alternative at all). If not for that I could just use telnet and a pen and paper and be happy. It might make the forums a bit dull though if that was all anyone wanted to do.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    MacBook Pro Core2Duo
    CPU
    T7600
    Memory
    3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Internal
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 800
    Hard Drives
    40GB
    Keyboard
    Apple
    Mouse
    Apple
    Internet Speed
    Varies
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Defender

antspants

I'm on a Horse ...
Pro User
I don't see any difference except that 8.1 is faster.
At the end of the day, all I have a Pc for is housing the software I need on a day to day basis.
If I just wanted games, weather, facebook etc, id buy a gamebox and a phone

Its all irrelevant

Agreed, the forums, not the forums .. who would write this comment if there was no forum?

Openproj is a free, open source? alternative to MS Project.

Exactly Sir (or Madam). It is faster. I don't care though. I have to use MS Project occasionally (no real alternative) and IBM Client Access (no alternative at all). If not for that I could just use telnet and a pen and paper and be happy. It might make the forums a bit dull though if that was all anyone wanted to do.

OH no, who would write this <= if there were no forum? <= Or that, who would .. im falling down a rabbit hole. Quick, grab my USB 3.0 cable and pull me back in

Openproj is a free, open source? alt to Ms project
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    0i812
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    Corsair 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 1866MH
    Graphics Card(s)
    2 x Crappy GeForce GT 640 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    I haz lollies ..
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x LG / 2 x Samsung 21 Inch
    Screen Resolution
    Crispy
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 250GB SSD 840 EVO (OS / Other)
    1 x Kingston 120G HyperX SSD (Swap)
    3 x Seagate SATA III 2TB Barracuda (Data Drives)
    1 x Seagate SATA III 1TB Barracuda (Media to XBox)
    1 x W/Digital SATA II 300G VelociRaptor (Image)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500w
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 White Full Tower
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Logitech G19
    Mouse
    Logitech G700 / Logitech T650 Touchpad Thingy
    Internet Speed
    ADSL 2+ (Australian version ... lol)
    Browser
    All of them
    Antivirus
    Nortons IS
    Other Info
    This one time at band camp ...

adamf

Banned

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    MacBook Pro Core2Duo
    CPU
    T7600
    Memory
    3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Internal
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 800
    Hard Drives
    40GB
    Keyboard
    Apple
    Mouse
    Apple
    Internet Speed
    Varies
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Defender

jakeryan

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Windows 8 is better. It's faster and more secure. Getting used to it is hard, but it's nowhere near as hard as some people claim. They're just people that have problems accepting change. Windows 7 is the most overrated version of Windows, even more over-hyped than XP. I haven't noticed any advantage of Windows 7 over Vista SP2 to be honest. :)
 

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  • OS
    Windows Vista/Wiondows 8.1

m4v3r1ck

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Very happy with my Windows 8 Pro x64 on my Mac Pro 3.1. Windows 7 x32 on my 2005 laptop! Best of both worlds... :cool:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Apple Mac Pro 5.1 (2012)
    CPU
    DODECA @ 2.66 GHz
    Motherboard
    MP 5.1
    Memory
    24 GB @ 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX-670-4GB-FTW-PC & ATI XT 2600 HD Mac
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO's 500GB @ Apricorn Velocity DUO x2 PCIe
    Case
    The most beautiful IMHO
    Keyboard
    Wired
    Mouse
    Mighty Mouse
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security Pro

midou35000

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Hi,
For the features and performance i choose windows 8,for the low errors and good support and good security i choose win 7.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 680
    Sound Card
    idfk
    Screen Resolution
    15' 1080p display
    Internet Speed
    70Mbps
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    Google Chrome Canary
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    AVAST Premiere 2015

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