Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Dec 2005 13:18 UTC
Windows Microsoft has published a set of guidelines on which decisions to make now, so that your computer will be ready to run Windows Vista. They claim that any mid-range AMD or Intel processor will do, and even low-end ones will pack enough power to run Vista. 512 MBRAM is advised, but for more advanced users, 1GB is recommended. As for graphics card: "If you are building or buying PC today, you probably want to avoid the low end of the current GPU range and make sure you get a GPU that supports DirectX 9 and has at least 64 MB of graphics memory." My take: I can confirm that the Windows Vista December CTP, with all the effects turned on, runs more than fine on my aging AMD Athlon XP 1600+, 512MB SD-RAM, Ati Radeon 9000 128MB DDR-RAM (DirectX 8 compatible card, so not a DX9 card). Just so you know.
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Linux graphics too slow?
by zlynx on Thu 29th Dec 2005 19:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Windows Vista Hardware: What to Buy"
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Cut your color depth to 16. Use only bitmapped 1-byte fonts. Turn off the RENDER X extension.

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