Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 19:19 UTC
Windows "Within the next few weeks, Microsoft will be releasing beta 2 of Windows Vista. The actual ship date of Vista hasn't been announced, but Microsoft's new OS is likely to ship sometime this Fall. Since Windows Vista was announced, some of the bleeding-edge features have been scaled back. For example, WinFS, a file system built using relational database concepts, won't be included in the final release. But it's likely that the Windows Vista's feature list is now stable enough that we can predict what kind of system you'll need to build today to accommodate the new OS."
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RE[2]: Bloated!!
by vondur on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Bloated!!"
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Well, I have the lastest version of the Vista Beta and I can say for a fact that it is pretty slow at the moment. This was on a 2.8 Ghz P4 with 1GB of DDR400 memory. The video card was "only" a GeForce 4MX (64MB), so it did not get the full Vista interface. I am hoping that Microsoft tidies up the speed before the full release. On a different note, the average price people pay for entry level PC's will go up for the machines to adequeately support Vista, so hardware companies may be able to eek some more profit thant the current generation of low end PC's.

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