Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Dec 2006 20:57 UTC
Windows A white paper published this morning by hardware analysis firm iSuppli, based on its studies of Microsoft Windows Vista running on multiple grades of computer hardware, has concluded that the software publisher's stated minimum requirements for the system - which include an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a 35 GB hard drive - may not be nearly enough. "Despite Microsoft's claims that Vista can run on such trailing-edge systems," writes Matthew Wilkins, principal analyst for compute platforms research, "iSuppli believes the reality is quite different."
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This isn't news folks ...
by MacTO on Fri 8th Dec 2006 22:09 UTC
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2006-09-21

The system requirements (may it be minimum or recommended) is part of the sales literature. As such, you have to take it with a grain of salt. That's why you should depend upon reviews, such as this one, rather than what is printed on the side of the box.

It is also worth noting that the true minimum depends upon your needs and expectations. If you just do email and web browsing over a modem, then you are going to need a lot less hardware than a person who is rendering complex scenes or compressing video. So even a report such as this one won't be accurate for everyone.

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