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Sukunai
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Re: [Rave] Windows 7

Used to loooooove XP as it was just so good at installing after a format. But it didn't last, things started to creep in. Took a few years though.

What I like about Windows 7, is even a bowl of jello can install it.

It's just not possible to remain polite when people tell me that they have troubles installing Windows 7.

Windows 7 hasn't radically improved my life or anthing, I just like that I can clean slate the computer and reinstall in so little time.
Granted, re downloading the massive sum of updates is no better than it always was for any version.

I wonder if some day they will make a Windows that can survive a year not needing to be fixed?


dvd536
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said by Sukunai:

I wonder if some day they will make a Windows that can survive a year not needing to be fixed?

Course not. theres no money in that.


GlennAllen
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reply to Sukunai
said by Sukunai:

I wonder if some day they will make a Windows that can survive a year not needing to be fixed?

(1) Why should Windows be any different from every other OS?
(2) As soon as everything else in the world stops being fixed/updated/changed/created/etc.


paulsysp
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My current PC has Win 7 Installed close to 3 years now. I may a slight slow down on boot up nothing major like on XP and amazingly I have not seen the BSOD yet!!


CylonRed
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I don't think any of my Windows Install had to be fixed in less than 2 years unless I had hardware or hd space issues.

My work laptop with win7 is going on 3 years with the same install and my home PC running XP is about to hit 3 years with the same install.
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Brian

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redxii
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I can easily go a year without needing to fix anything. Without any anti-malware other than ClamWin that is a on-demand only scanner. I do everything with my computer. Games, TV, browsing, etc

Linux on the other hand on every PC/laptop I owned I had to 'fix' so the installer would run (either no video on boot or freezing mid-install), no video on boot after installing, getting devices to work, and in my most recent endeavor updating a fresh install the package manager stalled on one package completely fubaring everything. It was faster to reinstall and the mighty terminal could not help.

I normally end up compiling a new kernel from vanilla sources because one provided by the distro is buggy, it usually alleviates some problems. My first distro was Slackware, complete opposite of Ubuntu.
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47717768
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The same here. I do not run any protection at all for years, and no infections whatsoever.


beachintech
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said by 47717768:

The same here. I do not run any protection at all for years, and no infections whatsoever.

That you know of.
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Rob
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said by 47717768:

The same here. I do not run any protection at all for years, and no infections whatsoever.

A lot of people say that, until they go to the doctor and realize they have an infection..

oh wait you're talking about computers. Same rule applies.
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BigBlarg

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said by Rob:

said by 47717768:

The same here. I do not run any protection at all for years, and no infections whatsoever.

A lot of people say that, until they go to the doctor and realize they have an infection..

oh wait you're talking about computers. Same rule applies.

Still, if you know where to NOT click on the Internet and your firewall is protecting you properly, then you won't get any viruses. I do have Avast installed but it never detected anything.


47717768
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Exactly. For average user Anti Virus and Firewall is most have, especially for IE users.

scross

join:2002-09-13
Cordova, TN
reply to GlennAllen
said by GlennAllen:

said by Sukunai:

I wonder if some day they will make a Windows that can survive a year not needing to be fixed?

(1) Why should Windows be any different from every other OS?
(2) As soon as everything else in the world stops being fixed/updated/changed/created/etc.

Don't use Windows as a yardstick for "quality" in judging other operating systems, especially enterprise-class ones (Windows is still a toy in comparison, as are some others). To do so makes you look ill-informed.


Time
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Irvine, CA

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said by BigBlarg:

said by Rob:

said by 47717768:

The same here. I do not run any protection at all for years, and no infections whatsoever.

A lot of people say that, until they go to the doctor and realize they have an infection..

oh wait you're talking about computers. Same rule applies.

Still, if you know where to NOT click on the Internet and your firewall is protecting you properly, then you won't get any viruses. I do have Avast installed but it never detected anything.

Knowing where "not to click" is rather irrelevant in the grand scheme of things anymore. A decent chunk of malware is distributed via java drive-bys through compromised websites.

A common scenario:
A website you regularly visit is compromised via XSS, they dump some base64 encoded JS into an iframe or load up a 0x0 applet, and use blackhole or another exploit kit to bypass the sandbox. Then, load your system up with a commonly distributed Win32.Gen**Backdoor that would have been detected, had you been running the appropriate security software. Yes, there are drive-bys on the internet; unlike in RL, there's no "bang" to go with it.

Truthfully, how many of you "I don't run AV" people actually run with Java disabled in your browsers?

On topic, Windows 7 is great. I will not be purchasing Windows 8, it reminds me of Vista.
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scross

join:2002-09-13
Cordova, TN
reply to 47717768
said by 47717768:

The same here. I do not run any protection at all for years, and no infections whatsoever.

As I tell anyone who states this, YOU may not be the ultimate target here, so YOU may never see the direct effects of an infection. Many people are unknowingly running bot software in the background, which has little or no effect on their system but is being used to attack other systems or to send spam or whatever. Or they may have software which is quietly waiting to harvest their banking or other financial info or passwords or whatever, so it's taking pains to lie low and keep itself invisible.