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Old 03-07-2011, 07:07 AM   #31
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I have close friends and family that have bought Mac's within the last several months and have never had a single issue. I personally have played around with those machines for hours and also have not had a single issue. I know that everyone will have a different experience. The same goes with anything. I could have a horrible experience with T-Mobile and hate the company, and you may never have a single issue with them. It's jut the way it is. So I'm not horribly worried.

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Old 03-13-2011, 05:21 AM   #32
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Windows 7 hands down if anything just for the hardware compatibility.
I repair more unexplainable vista problems than any other version of windows.
Although win 7 64-bit might nit be your best option at present simply due to software developers not providing support for that platform yet.
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I've been using Win7 x64 for quite a while now and no issues with anything not working on it. 32-bit applications will install and run fine under most circumstances.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:40 AM   #34
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Then you have had a good experience my friend.

I was merely stating that the may be certain developers that have not provided support for 64-bit platforms yet.

Try installing office 2010 64-bit and using quickbooks 2010 to send out an invoice and let me know how you get on.

If you also have an opportunity try troubleshooting installing iTunes on a 64-bit XP platform. The dissambler option was very interesting for me.

Anyway thanks again for sharing your experience.

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Old 03-13-2011, 10:09 PM   #35
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Then you have had a good experience my friend.

I was merely stating that the may be certain developers that have not provided support for 64-bit platforms yet.

Try installing office 2010 64-bit and using quickbooks 2010 to send out an invoice and let me know how you get on.

If you also have an opportunity try troubleshooting installing iTunes on a 64-bit XP platform. The dissambler option was very interesting for me.

Anyway thanks again for sharing your experience.

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I've got Office 2010 x32 installed on a Win7 x64 machine with no issues. Never tried the x64 version of Office. There may be issues I am unaware of there.

I have run QB 2009 through 2011 on Win7 x64 with no issues at all as well. If you have issues with QB it's generally because QB is a lousy product. It use to be excellent but it's been on a downhill slide for the past several years. Take a look at the MAC version if you really want to see problems.

As for iTunes, it's a garbage program on Windows anyway IMO. Works okay on MAC, but I'll take MediaMonkey or Songbird on Windows. And let's be honest about Windows XP x64. That was a sad attempt at a 64-bit OS. Never should have been made to begin with. I have no doubt there are tons of issues on WinXP x64.
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Old 03-19-2011, 10:49 PM   #36
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Another vote for Windows 7.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:46 AM   #37
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Windows 7. Don't waste your time with Vista, it crashes constantly.
My Vista machine has had no issues, nor has my old XP machine. The next box will likely be Win7 simply because I'm too lazy to fool with Linux(though I used it at work for a couple years) and too cheap for Apple.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:22 AM   #38
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Vista is poor in most every aspect - I would take WinXP over Vista. Win7 is much better, and the best Windows yet - features, stability, etc. Win8 is coming - we'll see how it works out.
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Vista works OK. You just have to do some alterations.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:53 PM   #40
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Windows 7 is definitely cleaner, although Win XP is simple and a proven stable OS
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:16 AM   #41
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Windows 7 is a good OS. no doubt about it!

However, I have run into a couple of problems with it. These are on older, upgraded machines.

On my XP desktop, I installed a video card with digital output to match my Viewsonic monitor.
The card is only about 2 years old.
When I up-graded to Win7 the default Win7 driver wasn't suitable. The video card manufacturer (AMD) does not have a Win7 driver available (they want me to buy a new card) I found a Vista driver and forced it into use and it resolved my problem.
On my friends computer the m/b died (came with Vista) and I installed a replacement m/b that came froman XP machine. (older)
I made a clean install of Win7 and for the most part all was good. But,with one exception! The onboard audio would not function completely with the Win7 divers. Again, WIn7 drivers are not available for this vintage m/b.
The point to be made is that your hardware must be checked to see if its compatible with your hardware.
If its not, its best to keep what you have or upgrade the hardware that is not Win7 capable.

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Old 03-29-2011, 03:54 PM   #42
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I put Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a Dell E510 purchased back in 2005. Worked better than XP MCE did on it and never had driver issues, a few software issues because of 64-bit, but no hardware/driver problems.
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My 2 cents is that Win7 is the best OS ever, all things considered, from speed, ease of use, support, and endless amount of software choices for everything you want to do.
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W7 FTW, I used to be a hardcore xp enthusiast, never even bothered with vista from all the problems i heard. Bought a laptop that had 7 premium on it and decided that my desktop should get a makeover the very next day. At the moment I'm running win7 ultimate on my desktop, i've done countless installs and computer builds for friends and family and everyone likes win7. Yea there are compatibility issues but it's never anything that cant be fixed.
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Win7 is so stable that MS engineers are working over-time to design Win8. How come?

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