Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Jul 2006 20:50 UTC
Apple "With all the buzz around thin clients, Microsoft execs are trying to find targets for thicker installations of Windows Vista. Maybe they should take a look at how Apple has executed on its thick computing strategy, and the resulting bonanza of upgrade sales."
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2005-06-29

I tunes in Windows resorts to a custom theme that probably isn't as optimised for Windows as for OS X, and most macs have more horsepower in the video card than your most common off the shelf wintel machines will have. In fact many of the off the shelf windows machines people buy tend to have integrated graphics cards, if I'm not mistaken both the CPU and ram are shared with the video card in that case.

What is probably happening is the processor is working harder to handle the custom theme. iTunes doesn't seem like the kind of application to be heavy on the graphics card, but it can work lower end integrated graphics cards pretty hard.

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