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So I'm using Linux OS at the moment on my laptop ( ubuntu version ). I'm thinking I should be using one of these 2 OS's but I'm not sure which one is better.So I wanted to ask you guys,what do you think which one is better? I see many people say WIn XP is best OS ever.What is your opinion ?

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I have used linux for several years now ,and I want to try something different now . I will definitely get a Windows 7 !

If you are making a dual boot, install the Windows first, then the Linux. If you do it the other way round, Windows won't be able to or refuse to detect the Linux installation.

If you do it the other way around, you will only do it once and probably throw something within the hour.... I learnt the hard way LOL   Another alternative is to use a virtual machine, but depends

I love Windows XP with a passion. I've already tried Windows 7 on my laptop once, in fact, I hated it that much that I re-installed Windows XP the day after I installed Windows 7. I get along so much better with XP, get less errors, and the fact is, I just know where everything is, which is excellent. I'm pleased with XP and will never move to Windows 7 again.

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I love Windows XP with a passion. I've already tried Windows 7 on my laptop once, in fact, I hated it that much that I re-installed Windows XP the day after I installed Windows 7. I get along so much better with XP, get less errors, and the fact is, I just know where everything is, which is excellent. I'm pleased with XP and will never move to Windows 7 again.

So what you're saying is that I should use Win XP , its much better? I read a lot of reviews on Win XP and it seems your choice was right,perhaps I'll install XP OS too. Thanks for the tips !

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Personally, I think it really depends on the spec of your computer.

 

If you have a dual core processor or 2GB or more of RAM, then go with Windows 7. If you have less, stick with XP. This is because Windows XP is very light* operating system, working better on low powered machines. Windows 7 is a much larger beast, but makes up for it on more powerful machines.

 

Windows XP is a light and easy to use operating system. However, it is aging now, and that age is showing as it has some massive security vulnerabilities.

 

Windows 7 is a larger operating system, but has massive advantages in security and is more intuative. Such as the Start bar search...I can't live without it now!

 

In essence, I would advise people towards Windows 7, not Windows XP, mainly because of the secuirty.

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I have used both XP and 7 and i have to say i like 7 a lot more. Some people who have computers that a bit slower and cant handle windows 7 should probably move to XP but if you computer can handle 7 you should use it since it is just easier to use as a whole and much faster.

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Are you installing Windows to play games? If you are not playing games, Linux is fine. You can do just about everything with Linux that you can do with Windows. Except playing games.

 

No not really for games, I like the Windows surrounding and the way the system functionates. I think its way easier to use Windows OS ,at least I'm starting to think so.

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Windows 7. I would have said XP over Vista but Windows 7 feels more like XP improved. In fact I even like Internet Explorer 9 which is something I wouldn't have dreamt of saying a few months ago and you won't get IE 9 on Windows XP. You should go for 7 for support too. Microsoft no longer support XP so for security you're safer on 7.

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It is common now to use Windows as your home PC. Like CHiLL pointed out I would use Windows 7.

Windows 7. I would have said XP over Vista but Windows 7 feels more like XP improved. In fact I even like Internet Explorer 9 which is something I wouldn't have dreamt of saying a few months ago and you won't get IE 9 on Windows XP. You should go for 7 for support too. Microsoft no longer support XP so for security you're safer on 7.

Thanks for this helpful reply !:) It will help me bring my choice easier :)

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I am a big fan of both Windows. (I hate Win Vista & 8) Anyways, go for Windows XP if your hardware is not really "up-to-date" since the system will run faster. Otherwise, go with Windows 7. It's the best OS up to date imo and XP is going to be unsupported soon.

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As others have said, Windows XP is really only good for older hardware. Poor dual-core support, and if your machine has more than 3GB of RAM you'll have to use the notoriously terrible 64-bit version to utilize it all. Honestly, the only real complaint I can make about Vista is that it didn't have the same driver support out-of-the-box for both current and older hardware that Windows 7 was, so if you've got your ducks in a row as far as drivers go I'd even recommend that over XP.

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As others have said, Windows XP is really only good for older hardware. Poor dual-core support, and if your machine has more than 3GB of RAM you'll have to use the notoriously terrible 64-bit version to utilize it all. Honestly, the only real complaint I can make about Vista is that it didn't have the same driver support out-of-the-box for both current and older hardware that Windows 7 was, so if you've got your ducks in a row as far as drivers go I'd even recommend that over XP.

 

Thanks for another really useful reply , I think my choice will be Windows XP :).

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As others have said, Windows XP is really only good for older hardware. Poor dual-core support, and if your machine has more than 3GB of RAM you'll have to use the notoriously terrible 64-bit version to utilize it all. Honestly, the only real complaint I can make about Vista is that it didn't have the same driver support out-of-the-box for both current and older hardware that Windows 7 was, so if you've got your ducks in a row as far as drivers go I'd even recommend that over XP.

 

Isn't the 64bit issue with all windows not just XP?

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Any OS has to use a 64bit version to address 4GB or more of RAM, not just Windows. The problem is that I've never heard a good thing about Windows XP's 64-bit version.

Me neither , I only know that they say it supports more RAM. I have also heard that not so many apps were designed for x64 version,so I think I'll stick to the 32 bit XP OS :).

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This is a widely asked question and it all depends who you ask. If you ask me I think that the Windows 7 is better with no doubt in my mind, I just think ti's designed better. It doesn't only look better I think it's performance is better too. I mean it could go either way for you, but I personally would go with Windows 7.

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This is a widely asked question and it all depends who you ask. If you ask me I think that the Windows 7 is better with no doubt in my mind, I just think ti's designed better. It doesn't only look better I think it's performance is better too. I mean it could go either way for you, but I personally would go with Windows 7.

I think I set my mind to get Windows 7 then,thanks ! :)

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Windows 7 all the way buddy. I would have recommended win XP too, but you can try it with virtual box as a Virtual OS.

 

But linux is better overall.

 

I have used linux for several years now ,and I want to try something different now :). I will definitely get a Windows 7 ! :)

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Windows XP was a great OS but it's time has past. There will be more security issues, and more compatibly issues with new equipment on XP. I would go with Windows 7, it is a good and solid OS in itself, and I think 5 years down the road people will be stubborn and say that they will stick with 7 as opposed to whatever the new thing is by then.

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