The Ridiculous Digital War – Windows XP Vs 7
4-5-10: Initial release.
Today someone on Yahoo Messenger had asked me which is better, Windows XP or Windows 7 because my co-host HelloMe7 said that Windows 7 was utter junk (actually, he said something else but I will keep it clean) and he wanted my opinion.
You know what I said? It was something along the lines of:
Oh c’mon! The answer is all about perspective. For many, Windows 7 is the best next thing to sliced bread, and for others, Windows XP is and will always be the best thing.
Honestly, I could rant on and on. If you search google for “XP versus Windows 7”, there are lots of articles about it. Here is one below:
For old machines, Windows XP will be the best operating system. For newer hardware optimized for Windows 7, then the new OS will operate better than Windows XP. In short, is Windows XP better than Windows 7? The true answer is yes and no. The sooner you are able to realize that answer, then the easier it is for you to move on with life.
Honestly, who really cares? If you have to ask how much something is, chances are you cannot afford it. If you have to ask if Windows 7 is better than Windows XP, then chances are you are not going to upgrade (unless enough people push you).
In the world of increasing number of 64-bit systems, multi-core processors, larger hard drives, and systems with more than 2GB of RAM, what does it matter that a program in Windows XP consumes 25MB of RAM, and in Windows 7 it uses 30 MB?
True, Windows XP in most instances will run better than Windows 7. But who is keeping track of CPU cycles?
I ask that you stop living through other experiences to make your own experience. How about you live through your own journey and make a decision for yourself?
A good example is the critics said that comedy movie “Office Space” is worth 1 star. Well, guess what guys? The movie was a huge success on DVD sales and formed a cult following. Hell, I love that movie too. The critics can go tie an anchor to their feet and jump off a boat.
The same thing with the software wars. Whenever somebody says XP is better than 7, or Xbox 360 is better than Playstation, I just nod my head yes while deep inside I am full of apathy because I don’t care. I have a machine that I built years ago, and it runs both OS solidly.
Those who have to make a comparison are those who have legacy hardware, and they have to make an “excuse” for themselves to complain about Windows 7. It turns out that Windows 7 has the same system requirements as Windows Vista, which is unheard of because system requirements for a new OS is supposed to increase, not remain the same? How many of these complainers are talking about that accomplishment? Exactly.
What do you guys think? You know in the end whatever you will say is not going to change my mind, because I really love and enjoy Windows 7. I just do not see the value for the sake of time arguing about something that is modern day is all. Tangent conversations for the win? You can start it, but you can be assured I won’t help you make it last very long because I will make you the winner.