Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 17:09 UTC, submitted by Jeremy
Windows "Unlike previous Microsoft operating systems, Windows Vista is pretty streamlined right out of the box. It makes terrific use of a system's resources, but it's built as much for pretty looks and increased stability and security as it is for horsepower. It's time now for a course of action that will take the ball and chain off this baby and let it fly. The ink on Windows Vista's EULA is barely dry, so it's very likely that more speed tips, registry hacks, and deep settings will be revealed in the weeks, months, and years to come. For now, here's our set of tweaks that can help you turn up the throttle on your new operating system."
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RE[5]: right
by Laurence on Tue 3rd Apr 2007 20:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: right"
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to us an OS isnt defined by its GUI. to the majority of PC users the GUI is the OS.

I think you're underestimating PC Worlds sales abilities somewhat. ;-)

Seriously though, these days most average users do care a little more about what's under the bonnet. They may not understand the details (they take what MS / PC World say as gospel) but they still do care. In fact, over the years I've been working in IT (and baring in mind I don't work in sales), I've had quite a number of people who are far from techies ask me about the latest OS (be it XP, 2000 or even Windows systems prior to that) and what the OS offered that the previous didn't.

In short - i think that, while most consumers may not understand the jargon, they do care that there are fundamental differences beyond the user interface.

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