Jump to content
Stef's Coding Community
administrator

Windows 7 vs. Vista

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

I've heard through the grapevine that Windows 7 is nice. In fact, I've heard it is much better than Vista. Some of nerd friends say that Windows 7 is what Vista should have been.

 

I did not upgrade to Vista after trying it, so I stuck to XP and I also got a Mac - nice!

 

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you have tried Windows 7 yet?

 

Thanks,

 

Stefan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't had the chance to look at it either, but most of the reviews have been quite positive. I'm not planning to move from my Mac anytime soon, but I'm sure that the new version of Windows will be an improvement for some people, and may encourage some to upgrade from XP if they decided to skip Vista.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Windows 7 would be step down from Mac OSX, to be sure.

 

But, Vista sucks and XP is getting long in the tooth, so I think for those who need or want to stay on Windows, Windows 7 is a god send.

 

Stefan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've used Linux in the past.

 

I even helped along as a friend recompiled the kernel to the hardware. Doing this increased the overall speed of the machine by a lot.

 

K

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea, I use VMWare Fusion with XP installed on my Mac too. It works really well.

 

BTW, that is the easiest way to test on multiple browsers - use a virtual machine. I actually use VMWare Workstation on the Windows for my software demos and application testing as well.

 

Stefan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yea, I use VMWare Fusion with XP installed on my Mac too. It works really well.

 

BTW, that is the easiest way to test on multiple browsers - use a virtual machine. I actually use VMWare Workstation on the Windows for my software demos and application testing as well.

 

Stefan

 

Just read about the User Agent Switcher in Firefox. Would this be a better way to test in multiple browsers? I also notice that Safari offers this also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just read about the User Agent Switcher in Firefox. Would this be a better way to test in multiple browsers? I also notice that Safari offers this also.

 

I think they may be just an approximation of other browsers' code processing, like IE8's compatibility mode emulation of IE7; there's no substitute for the real thing.

 

Most browser processing is encrypted, so how can other browsers copy it except by approximation?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A User Agent Switcher simply changes the type of browser reported in HTTP requests etc. Doesn't change page rendering at all.

Really getting away from the original post, but could you explain why would you would need or want to do this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some sites use the UA string to detect which browser is being used and may block/change certain content as a result. My banking site doesn't like me using Firefox 3.5b!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...