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Student Offer: Cheap Windows 7

#3
But why?

Windows 7 is another version of Vista with bugs and some of the bells & whistles removed so as to lighten the load on the poor old processor.

Stick with what you have got (or go back to XP... or even try linux or a UNIX flavour)
 
#4
Ulster_Rifleman said:
But why?

Windows 7 is another version of Vista with bugs and some of the bells & whistles removed so as to lighten the load on the poor old processor.

Stick with what you have got (or go back to XP... or even try linux or a UNIX flavour)
I rate Window 7 actually. I've been running it and office 2007 on a Intel Atom-based wee thing and it flies. File searching etc is a lot more improved, and it looks tidy. Startup/close down is well rapid) and it hasn't crashed on me once in 6 months.

anyone with a .ac.uk address can get the £30 version by the way, not just the unwashed ones :wink:
 
#6
Mmm... actually guys I'd stick to Vista, wait until Windows 7 has gone through at least a service pack issued or a thousand updates as I've used it all from the beta right upto the RC1, wait for 1000's of mugs to get a hard on to buy it than start complaining to MS who will work out the kinks eventually.

That said, Windows 7 is VERY pretty :)
 

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#7
Schleswig-Holstein said:
Ulster_Rifleman said:
But why?

Windows 7 is another version of Vista with bugs and some of the bells & whistles removed so as to lighten the load on the poor old processor.

Stick with what you have got (or go back to XP... or even try linux or a UNIX flavour)
I rate Window 7 actually. I've been running it and office 2007 on a Intel Atom-based wee thing and it flies. File searching etc is a lot more improved, and it looks tidy. Startup/close down is well rapid) and it hasn't crashed on me once in 6 months.

anyone with a .ac.uk address can get the £30 version by the way, not just the unwashed ones :wink:
You mentioned unwashed but you also forgot un-fed :D
 
#9
I think you can use your NUS card too.

Anyone studying with the OU or similar distance learning package at a Uni (bournemouth, nottingham i know do distance MBAs etc) can get one for a tenner.

perks include discount on MaccyDs, pizzahut, staples, odeon, JJB and Amazon. Not to mention access to student bars.

Click here. http://www.nus.org.uk/en/

Discounts usually about 5%.
 
#10
wildcard.rgbw said:
Mmm... actually guys I'd stick to Vista, wait until Windows 7 has gone through at least a service pack issued or a thousand updates as I've used it all from the beta right upto the RC1, wait for 1000's of mugs to get a hard on to buy it than start complaining to MS who will work out the kinks eventually.

That said, Windows 7 is VERY pretty :)
Now that's one sentence I thought I would never hear in my lifetime!
 
#11
PsyWar.Org said:
wildcard.rgbw said:
Mmm... actually guys I'd stick to Vista, wait until Windows 7 has gone through at least a service pack issued or a thousand updates as I've used it all from the beta right upto the RC1, wait for 1000's of mugs to get a hard on to buy it than start complaining to MS who will work out the kinks eventually.

That said, Windows 7 is VERY pretty :)
Now that's one sentence I thought I would never hear in my lifetime!
Well it's true, Windows Vista is now tried and tested and gone through 2 service packs and its compatible with virtually all hardware you may use on the mainstream market... why would you want to go and go for something which is just simply another marketing ploy? I've used it, it really doesn't have anything I can think of worth massaging my c0ck over which Vista doesn't already have implemented.
 
#12
wildcard.rgbw said:
PsyWar.Org said:
wildcard.rgbw said:
Mmm... actually guys I'd stick to Vista, wait until Windows 7 has gone through at least a service pack issued or a thousand updates as I've used it all from the beta right upto the RC1, wait for 1000's of mugs to get a hard on to buy it than start complaining to MS who will work out the kinks eventually.

That said, Windows 7 is VERY pretty :)
Now that's one sentence I thought I would never hear in my lifetime!
Well it's true, Windows Vista is now tried and tested and gone through 2 service packs and its compatible with virtually all hardware you may use on the mainstream market... why would you want to go and go for something which is just simply another marketing ploy? I've used it, it really doesn't have anything I can think of worth massaging my c0ck over which Vista doesn't already have implemented.
I'm going to use Windows 7 for gaming (I do my real work on a mac) - apparently it doesn't clog the system as much as Vista does, so games supposedly run better under W7 than Vista.
 
#13
amazing__lobster said:
Not sure if people are aware of this, but you can get Windows 7 for only £30 if you're a student :)

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/studentoffer/


Schleswig Holstein said:
I rate Window 7 actually. I've been running it and office 2007 on a Intel Atom-based wee thing and it flies. File searching etc is a lot more improved, and it looks tidy. Startup/close down is well rapid) and it hasn't crashed on me once in 6 months.

anyone with a .ac.uk address can get the £30 version by the way, not just the unwashed ones
Superb, thanks for those posts - I am doing a distance learning degree and have a dot ac dot uk address. Clicked the link and found I could get a whole heap of software very cheaply.
 
#15
Went from 98 to XP - there were no viable interim upgrades (IHMO) - Vista did not count as a viable upgrade. Dell is offering new machines with XP - doesn't say much for 7.

Unconvinced - may go back to Ubuntu.
 
#16
wildcard.rgbw said:
Well it's true, Windows Vista is now tried and tested and gone through 2 service packs and its compatible with virtually all hardware you may use on the mainstream market... why would you want to go and go for something which is just simply another marketing ploy? I've used it, it really doesn't have anything I can think of worth massaging my c0ck over which Vista doesn't already have implemented.
Tried, tested, re-tested, re-tested... and still don't work properly. ;-)
Vista is literally bad to the core.

Usually, you're right extreme cautious should be exercised when changing to a newly released OS, or any other software for that matter, but Vista is so bad and Windows 7 is such an improvement that this time it's worth the risk. But don’t upgrade Vista, start with a clean slate. Back up your hard drive, repartition and do a clean install of Windows 7.

Editted to add, and if you're not happy with Win7, go back to XP.
 

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#18
I've been using Windows 7 for a few days now and I can report:

Faster startup
Faster loading of programmes
No crashes (yet...)
Some of the resource heavy 'gimmicks' removed.

Happy lady here!
 

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