Jump to content

Windows 7 Anyone? - Now with a Poll!


Will you upgrade?/Did you upgrade?  

56 members have voted

  1. 1. Will you upgrade?/Did you upgrade?

    • Yes - Home Premium
      19
    • Yes - Professional
      8
    • Yes - Ultimate
      13
    • No Windows 7 for me
      16


Recommended Posts

Yes please please please upgrade to Windows 7. I am looking forward to the day I can change this line of code,

if (!OS.IsXPOrLater) { Error("Windows XP or newer is required"); }

to this one,

if (!OS.IsVistaOrLater) { Error("Windows Vista or newer is required"); }

There are so many new things in Vista and 7 that I just can't use until XP support is dropped. I can't responsibly do that until XP is a dwindling percentage of the user base.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

forumSig_bmwE60.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, Rick. How do you find out the operating systems of the people who download PdN? Just curious.

---- Gallery | Sig Tutorial | deviantART | Sig Videos | PhotoBucket ----

D                  E                  S                  T                  I                 N                  Y

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Paint.NET checks for updates based on the OS it's running on and what the locale is. Rick can keep track of which update manifests are requested how many times.

An update manifest is just a simple text file containing the latest version number and the URL to download it. So a copy of Paint.NET running on US English Windows 7 might request the manifest as http://getpaint.net/updatemanifests/windows-7-en-US.txt.

xZYt6wl.png

ambigram signature by Kemaru

[i write plugins and stuff]

If you like a post, upvote it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

@DarkShock:

Standard disclaimer: As a reminder, these statistics represent hits to the auto-updater manifests, which means they approximately reveal the Paint.NET application’s usage (as opposed to the number of installed copies). Unless the auto-updater is disabled, it will check for updates up to once every 5 days at application startup. This is done by downloading a text file whose filename is decorated with OS and language information. Having 2.7 million hits to the manifests does not mean that Paint.NET has 2.7 million installations, or 2.7 million active users. It is merely a tool for comparing usage trends amongst different time periods (month to month, in this case).

Edit: Beaten

KaHuc.png
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Paint.NET checks for updates based on the OS it's running on and what the locale is. Rick can keep track of which update manifests are requested how many times.

An update manifest is just a simple text file containing the latest version number and the URL to download it. So a copy of Paint.NET running on US English Windows 7 might request the manifest as http://getpaint.net/updatemanifests/windows-7-en-US.txt.

Thanks. :wink:

---- Gallery | Sig Tutorial | deviantART | Sig Videos | PhotoBucket ----

D                  E                  S                  T                  I                 N                  Y

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just found out i'm able to get it for free, just that I paid 12 bucks for the shipping. So, now i sit and wait. I'm interested too.

That's odd. I didn't have to pay a thing. Not like I'm complaining though. :D

Also: When I replace Windows Vista with Windows 7 will I lose or gain space on my hardrive?

Nevermind. I went to Microsoft's site and it said Windows Vista requires 40GB and 7 requires 20GB (64-bit). So I will gain 20gigs?

---- Gallery | Sig Tutorial | deviantART | Sig Videos | PhotoBucket ----

D                  E                  S                  T                  I                 N                  Y

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ok really quick, i just recently took my windows 7 off my laptop, and re-installed the windows xp (home edition) laptop came with, but i am going to re-partition the drive which is 100gig so i have 40 and 40 with a 20 gig recovery. but i found out that windows 7 and any os can be used, but the trick is that the eldiest os has to be added first, so i'm going to run both xp he, and windows 7, by the way windows 7 is good, i would grab the ultimate upgrade if you can, best for self setup. and the setup is only 25 minutes for windows 7.... waaa ha ha ha waa hahah

Gahl-

superduperhostel.jpg

We are coming...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also: When I replace Windows Vista with Windows 7 will I lose or gain space on my hardrive?

Nevermind. I went to Microsoft's site and it said Windows Vista requires 40GB and 7 requires 20GB (64-bit). So I will gain 20gigs?

Not necessarily. Those are rough estimates and include room for other things as well, i.e. MS wouldn't say 7 requires a 20GB HD if it took the whole 20 leaving no room for anything else. Also, upgrades tend to have cruft. You'd gain a lot more room by doing a clean install, not just because of the smaller footprint of the OS but also any bloody potato you've built up from day-to-day usage.

xZYt6wl.png

ambigram signature by Kemaru

[i write plugins and stuff]

If you like a post, upvote it!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also: When I replace Windows Vista with Windows 7 will I lose or gain space on my hardrive?

Nevermind. I went to Microsoft's site and it said Windows Vista requires 40GB and 7 requires 20GB (64-bit). So I will gain 20gigs?

Not necessarily. Those are rough estimates and include room for other things as well, i.e. MS wouldn't say 7 requires a 20GB HD if it took the whole 20 leaving no room for anything else. Also, upgrades tend to have cruft. You'd gain a lot more room by doing a clean install, not just because of the smaller footprint of the OS but also any bloody potato you've built up from day-to-day usage.

Gotcha. :wink:

Hopefully I can gain a couple gigs.

---- Gallery | Sig Tutorial | deviantART | Sig Videos | PhotoBucket ----

D                  E                  S                  T                  I                 N                  Y

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There are so many new things in Vista and 7 that I just can't use until XP support is dropped. I can't responsibly do that until XP is a dwindling percentage of the user base.

Now you know exactly how web developers felt for the longest time about Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. :P

At least, as far as I've seen, IE6 won't even run on Vista or later, without some weird virtual machine trickery...

Please, everyone, for the love of all that is holy, upgrade to Windows 7. :wink:

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At least, as far as I've seen, IE6 won't even run on Vista or later, without some weird virtual machine trickery...

Please, everyone, for the love of all that is holy, upgrade to Windows 7. :wink:

That's an excellent reason to stop checking my pages for IE6 compatibility...:-P

Besides, knowing the difficulty I have to go through to get IE6 downloaded at all (and who'd WANT to go through that, unless they needed it for work), nobody buying a new machine (that is, nobody buying a new machine who was running IE6 on their old one) would be able to find it.

So, here's what we do. Take advantage of IE6's security holes, and create a virus that wipes clean Internet Explorer on all units running IE6. Then it flashes up a message saying "You just lost all internet privileges due to being an IE6 user. Click below for a real browser." FTP link to Firefox, and we're golden; the decent users will download it, the grandmas who don't know what's going on will assume their computer is broken and buy a new one. Win-win7. :-)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So, here's what we do. Take advantage of IE6's security holes, and create a virus that wipes clean Internet Explorer on all units running IE6. Then it flashes up a message saying "You just lost all internet privileges due to being an IE6 user. Click below for a real browser." FTP link to Firefox, and we're golden; the decent users will download it, the grandmas who don't know what's going on will assume their computer is broken and buy a new one. Win-win7. :-)

http://humorix.org/articles/1999/03/tuxissa/ :P

KaHuc.png
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please, everyone, for the love of all that is holy, upgrade to Windows 7. :wink:

Honestly I think the majority of people don't care about their Operating Systems. With the economy the way it is most people will stick with a computer that just works. They really don't want to dish out money for a new OS when their current one works... :|

---- Gallery | Sig Tutorial | deviantART | Sig Videos | PhotoBucket ----

D                  E                  S                  T                  I                 N                  Y

Link to comment
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.

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.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...