Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 20th Mar 2007 10:26 UTC
Windows Windows Vista has had something of a troubled birth. Hyped features were pulled, and the project as a whole took far longer to complete than expected, partly due to standing still while MS dropped everything to work on WinXP Service Pack 2, but in part also due to a decision to "reset" and scrap much of the new development. This has led some commentators to dub the project a "train wreck."
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RE[3]: why I like vista
by mith on Tue 20th Mar 2007 19:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: why I like vista"
mith
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The hardware requirements *are not* equivalent... I have Mac OS X 10.4.9 running on a iMac G3 500Mhz with 512 mb Ram without trouble and on a PowerBook G4 1,5GHz with 512 Mb Ram for Realbasic and Perl Development and again without trouble.
I can use Quartz Extreme with a 32 MB graphics card and even can use Quartz 2D Extreme (although if i enable it, my powerbook will soon or later crash because its not yet a released technology).

I haven't yet tried Windows Vista, but for wath i've heard for some costumers it will use more than 600mb ram at boot... if thats true its really a huge waste of memory.

About the maximazing thing, thats an annoying thing when you start to use this OS, but then you will get confortable with it, and with things like exposť and the way the OS remembers windows positions and size its easy to get used with that.

Windows Vista still has some strong points and i thinks it will be a good OS (lets hope SP1 comes fast) but the hardware requirements are not one of them...

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