Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 19th Feb 2011 10:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Okay, source material is more than 10 years old so this is not exactly news, but I think it's interesting anyway. This BeOS promotional video is a good reminder of how powerful modern hardware truly is, what hardware should be needed for light computer use, and how laughable modern desktop&mobile OSs are as far as performance is concerned. Here are part 1 and part 2 on YouTube.
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OSbunny
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2009-05-23

Yes I agree. Last year I switched from a pentium 4 with 512MB RAM to a core2duo with 4GB RAM. My p4 would slow to a crawl when I had a lot of tabs open in Firefox. Once I switched to the newer PC I understood exactly why. Firefox alone takes up about 512MB of RAM!

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