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Re: Buying a new PC - advice please.
« Reply #72 on: Friday 03 July 09 22:24 BST (UK) »
Nick, I know what you suggest about Windows 7 makes sense for computer fundis such as yourself, but I do not think that is what the jillruss needs.

ANY new operating system has glitches and a steep learning curve and "non-experts" should never  (IMHO) go for a new OS for at least 6/12 - in my case, with Vista, I left it for a year and have no problems with it.

So, if jillruss really wants to wait for Windows 7, I would say she should wait until at least next May.

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Re: Buying a new PC - advice please.
« Reply #73 on: Friday 03 July 09 22:38 BST (UK) »
and this link appears to give new buyers the best of both worlds: In America upgrades are being advertised free of charge.

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx

I purchased Vista 18 months after its launch and had no problems with the programme itself or with hardware I use. Vista never shook off its bad reputation from the start-up period even though it has become much nicer than XP. And windows 7 promises to be even better, having built on the knowledge gained in developing Vista.
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Re: Buying a new PC - advice please.
« Reply #74 on: Saturday 04 July 09 13:00 BST (UK) »
Nick, I know what you suggest about Windows 7 makes sense for computer fundis such as yourself, but I do not think that is what the jillruss needs.

ANY new operating system has glitches and a steep learning curve and "non-experts" should never  (IMHO) go for a new OS for at least 6/12 - in my case, with Vista, I left it for a year and have no problems with it.

So, if jillruss really wants to wait for Windows 7, I would say she should wait until at least next May.

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I think you've got me in the proverbial nutshell, Jenny!
No - I've waited too long as it is and, as you rightly point out, I can't cope with glitches!!  :-[

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Re: Buying a new PC - advice please.
« Reply #75 on: Saturday 04 July 09 13:24 BST (UK) »
Nick, I know what you suggest about Windows 7 makes sense for computer fundis such as yourself, but I do not think that is what the jillruss needs.

ANY new operating system has glitches and a steep learning curve and "non-experts" should never  (IMHO) go for a new OS for at least 6/12 - in my case, with Vista, I left it for a year and have no problems with it.

So, if jillruss really wants to wait for Windows 7, I would say she should wait until at least next May.

Is this what you want?



I understand what you're saying, but for those in Europe the situation is a little more difficult this time around.  Windows 7 is going to be much more expensive for us in the UK compared to what Americans pay, but there are special offers for those who pre-order before the release date, with some considerable savings on offer.  Also, for Europeans there will be no upgrade path from XP or Vista - Windows 7 has to be a clean install.  Now, I would not want to spend a few months with a new computer with Vista on it, only to have the whole thing wiped to have a totally new system installed.

Ultimately it's Jill's choice, but if she waits until after October for Windows 7, she will pay considerably more for it.  Those who have had time to thoroughly test Windows 7 (and I'm not one of them) have reported favourably on the new OS.

Personally, I'd like to abandon Microsoft altogether, because of the way they have treated their customers in Europe, but that's a whole new discussion  :)

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Re: Buying a new PC - advice please.
« Reply #76 on: Saturday 04 July 09 19:06 BST (UK) »


Nick,

Your last paragraph says it all!!  I moved away from IE7 and installed Firefox and would dearly love to abandon Vista as a result of Microsoft's current attitude to their European market.  (What would you suggest? - I imagine this would involve a separate topic.).

On Amazon's US site they are offering Windows 7 for $49.99 but their UK one just asks for you to express an interest.  I understand that there may probably be a 'limited' offer by Microsoft from 15 July at £50 which is somewhat more than the US price.  Currently their UK page shows the full price for Windows 7 to be £166!!!

I just hope that MS realise the error of their ways and change their prices prior to the release date of 22 October.  If not I hope users will vote with their feet and not buy this latest development.