Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2007 09:11 UTC, submitted by Tim Alson
Hardware, Embedded Systems Dell has taken the unusual step - for a PC vendor of its size - of toning down its sales pitch for Microsoft's Vista operating system and warning businesses of the migration challenges that lie ahead for them. The step is particularly unusual because one of the issues the hardware vendor is warning business about is the extra hardware they will need to buy.
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RE[2]: vista and old hardware
by stooovie on Thu 5th Jul 2007 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE: vista and old hardware"
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For me it's mainly system-wide search and filtering (i am in publishing and it speeds work up very much), quick sleep/wake, new mediacenter and multimedia functionality, Explorer with giant thumbnails (I find files much quicker this way), Wi-Fi connectivity without constant nagging, and many little improvements like per-app volume (invaluable!) drag-n-drop customization of favorite folders in Windows Explorer. Those aren't killer features, but simplify things a lot. There is no known virus for Vista yet, and it's as fast (or slow?) as XP on both my computers (not exactly top notch - A64 3k+, 1,5 GB RAM and GF6600 and laptop P-M 1,7G, 1 GB RAM and X700). I have no problems with HW (even specialty like Cotour Shuttle for my video editing) and most SW. Your mileage may vary.

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