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Windows 7 Upgrade - Pre-Order Sale Begins

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Mr. Linux, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Buffettbassman

    Buffettbassman Troll Extrordinare'

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    I hosted a Windows 7 party and got a free copy of Ultimate.

    I was running the Release Candidate 1 before I received my free copy but if anyone is running the RC1 and intends to install a production release version, you MUST, MUST, do a clean install.

    In my case, I used the recovery operating disks that came with my Dell to wipe my drive clean and reinstall Windows Vista.:yuck:

    I then did another clean install of Windows 7 production version. Worked like a charm.

    BTW, did you know that MS is already working on Windows 8!??!

    My next computer will be a Mac... Can't wait to see what the MacTablet will look and feel like.
     
  2. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    with some tricks you can install release over RC1...
     
  3. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    yeah I did that, easy peasy. Also the $29.99 deal from MS rocks! (win7 pro for $30) win741.com
     
  4. iamironman

    iamironman hoa member

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    bought a new core i7 laptop but opted for opensolaris instead. i've nothing against windows 7 or microsoft.
     
  5. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    what's the point?
     
  6. iamironman

    iamironman hoa member

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    duh... opensolaris is free?
     
  7. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    i meant what's the point in chiming in a few months later completely off topic.
     
  8. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    I think the poster is just pointing out that there are other options. And trying OpenSolaris might be cool. Next time we upgrade to a new computer I'll probably try to install Linux on the old one just to check it out.

    And just cause he came late to this party it doesn't mean he can't start drinkin'!
     
  9. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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  11. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Them is fighting words, Mister! :)

    All kidding aside, the writing was pretty much on the wall for Solaris/OpenSolaris ever since Oracle bought Sun. Anyone who thought OpenSolaris would survive wasn't really paying attention and/or were just trying to keep their hopes up.

    In the past couple years I've been involved in two major server consolidation/datacenter moves and I can tell you that the general sentiment out there is to get rid of any Sun hardware/software when possible. Whatever remains will get hit with the 'Oracle Tax'; huge fees to generate short-term revenue streams while the OS dies a slow death or until customers get tired of paying Oracle's fees.
     

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