Windows XP's popularity is declining day-by-day with the rise in the popularity of Windows 7.
Despite this, it remains the most widely used OS worldwide especially in the corporations !
Actually if you read that graph correctly, you would see that Windows 7 is the widely most used OS. I don't know about corporate figures though.
XP will always be a fond memory in our hearts. It was the best Windows OS and it was a rebel point against the bloatware that was Vista. There are still things in 7 I don't like which is why I reverted back to XP. My biggest problem is I have a massive list for my quick launch which I have at the top of my screen. For some strange reason Microsoft decided that you could no longer have separate bars. Maybe one day I'll accept 7 or possibly by then it will be 8.
" My biggest problem is I have a massive list for my quick launch which I have at the top of my screen. For some strange reason Microsoft decided that you could no longer have separate bars" Honestly I have no idea what you are talking about...care to elaborate? At work I have to work with XP and it feels like such a step downwards compared to 7.
This is what I have on windows XP this isn't my picture I just found it on the web. A lot of people like me have a load of apps they want a quick launch for so have it separate from the task bar. The only way to get what you want is third party things such as http://rocketdock.com/ but its not the same. A lot of us prefer the simple just bar. That is one of my biggest problems with 7. I do like 7 but for that one reason it is annoying. If 8 brings back the separate bar then I will get in on it.
But 7 actually is the quick launch merged with the tabs. If you disable the title you're left with the icons. Which works far better than having both separate. When no application is open, the icon is flat. If one or more instances are open the icon is popped out. Your tabs and quick launch are always on the same spot.
You don't understand. The reason you have it separate is because you have a lot of programs. So having it in the task bar is stupid. That idea is basically what Windows has had for a long time. Native quick launch is in the task bar. There is a reason people have it separate so it gives them more space. Right I have around 30 + programs in my quicklaunch. How would that be helpful to have 30+ shortcuts plus the programs I have running at the same time. It would all be squashed. There was no reason to remove the ability to detach the quick launch bar.
"There was no reason to remove the ability to detach the quick launch bar." Honestly imo, they did a better job at it in 7, You can always stack/pin your programs in the start menu. you just drag them to the most top section and drop it. This way you have the same effect of a quicklaunch. You can easily fit lots of programs here if you use small icons and set the resize to 10 > . Only difference is that you don't have it as a separate bar.
Does this mean that MS will finally get around and release a new OS. I wanna get a new PC in the near future but I would like to know if Windows 8 is just around the corner.
I still use XP. Theres life in the old dog yet! Best OS ever in my opinion.
I thought the same until I used 7. it's far more user friendly.
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