Well been working hard trying to get Windows 7 working as we want on the network for the last 2 weeks, almost there, so been using nothing but 7 for the last few weeks.
Returned to using Windows XP on my other laptop today and WOW, just WOW. Its such a pleasure to use, just as it says during install "A great new look"
Anybody else find Windows 7 is just too "busy". Windows 7 looks very very nice, but when it comes to actually using it, my head just hurts, too much going on, the screen is so cluttered and tasks are taking so much longer to do.
Control panel is just taking the p*ss now. I put it into classic mode and i get about 700 control panels! (Not actually 700, but feels like it).
Do not even get me started on Librarys!
Can see me keeping to XP on machines i have to use! I cannot be the only one who is trying to like 7, but it just hurts the head too much.
I started playing with Server 2008 and I found it was a pain. Everything was not where I expected it to be, and to do something simple like assign a static IP seemed to take an age with browsing through a maze of menus.
I'm sure it will all make sense when I start getting used to where stuff is, but at the moment it seems like a completely foreign OS to me.
Simple answer for me is No. XP is tired and dated and it has been an excellent OS for many years, but its time to look to the future and move on. Things change and we have to adapt. After using 7 now for so long I cringe when I go to an XP workstation. In no way is 7 perfect and I don't pretend it is but it is a good improvement over vista.
i'm using 7 on alot of my devices... wont be moving back. i persoanally find it easy to use, as does the gf, brother, sister, 50 yr old dad who only reads e-mails... use it at work, no problems there.... XP was easy to use but so is 7, and it comes with better features.
I use Mac's a lot too, and whilst I 'enjoy' that OS, I think Windows 7 has a lot going for it. I wouldn't personally go back to XP now. The taskbar in 7 is absolutely brilliant for me.
I'm so tempted to buy WebCams for every computer out of my own money for when the staff get back from the hols .. W7 is arriving .. so to capture their faces when they boot up .. first the excitement of a shiny new box .. then the bewilderment at the lack of XP .. lol .. I'll also be writing a crib sheet to go with each machine me thinks .. lol ..
Or with 7/vista hit the start button and type the name of the application and it finds it for you
I forced myself to break from my XP install and use my new copy of Windows 7 on my office PC I bought. That was January, haven't even booted XP on here since. Some annoying things, but as I've learned my way round them, so I can adapt the other new PCs in the school. I still like using XP though, doesn't feel dated to me, more 'classic'.
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