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Intel and Windows 7

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Intel having an increase in earnings and revenue, + the Launch of Windows 7, will this effect our local Computer hardware sellers positivly? or is SA going to lag with Computer sales?
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We have a small IT Company, and never upgraded to Vista. We will install Windows 7 and probably need to upgrade many machines. Most of our (financial) clients appear to be in a similar position. This is likely to start once the noticeable financial stress in the system has passed. So one would think that such suppliers will benefit, but doesn't mean the market thinks the same way...
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When is your company and your clients expected to upgrade their system, ie. end of this year or begining of next year?
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Any one use windows7 ? is it similar to this vista rubbish?
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Heard its descent. What Vista was suppose to be.
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Super Contributor
We are jumping from XP to Windows 7. W7 is decent. No experience with Vista.
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Regular Contributor
I'm guessing that most companies have tried to preserve cash over the last 18 months. As we have clearer indications that capital expenditure can safely resume then Software/Hardware spend will start picking up. The timing of this will vary from Company to Company - we have clients who are currently in big projects and are spending now. We are likely to wait for the new year to confirm that growth is generally resuming before spending.
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I used Vista and loved it. Biggest problem with Vista for Companies was backwards compatability of Applications. MANY older applications cannot run on Vista. This has been solved in Windows 7 by offering an XP mode which allows all older apps to run legacy Windows XP applications.
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Vista requires quite a larney PC to run all those bells and whistles without me having to loose my temper. So switching from XP to 7 means u gonna most probably require hadrware upgrades aswell.
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Bingo! So say the hardware suppliers!
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