Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th May 2006 21:09 UTC
Windows As expected, the software giant on May 18 unveiled its Windows Vista Get Ready Web site, along with a set of minimum PC hardware guidelines for Vista Capable PCs - which call for at least an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a DirectX 9-capable graphics processor, but ask for more for those who seek to use all of Vista's features - and a Windows Upgrade Advisor application as part of a campaign to prepare people. on a related note, the WinFS team whetted the appetites of advocates of Microsoft's next-generation file system by sharing information on plans for a new, Microsoft-developed application for WinFS, code-named "Project Orange".
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RE: min spec ?
by chlordane on Thu 18th May 2006 23:30 UTC in reply to "min spec ?"
chlordane
Member since:
2006-05-11

Why should I have to buy a PC with those specs when I can run Mac OS X on a G3 processor...and very minimal specifications...?

http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/requirements.html

Oh, thats right Windows is bulky....

http://www.jmusheneaux.com/index06.htm

I think I'll just be wierd and stick to FreeBSD and Mac OS X.....^_^

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RE[2]: min spec ?
by atsureki on Fri 19th May 2006 03:49 in reply to "RE: min spec ?"
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

This shouldn't have been modded down. It's both a fair comparison and a good diagnosis of Microsoft's problems with development cycles and security.

A lot of features of Vista have been described by all sides as attempts to catch up with the technology and stability of OS X, and I've got that running fine on a 350 MHz G3 with 448M of RAM. (It goes from power on to responsive desktop in under a minute.) The machine itself cost me $25. Checking MacTracker... those came out in 1999. I've got today's most advanced desktop OS running on a seven-year-old, 25-dollar tower, and this is what Microsoft's next increment will take? It's a stark contrast to say the least.

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RE[3]: min spec ?
by macisaac on Fri 19th May 2006 11:07 in reply to "RE[2]: min spec ?"
macisaac Member since:
2005-08-28

we probably have the same machine (blue and white G3 tower? I got mine for free from my work and put in an extra 256MB of RAM (512 total)). I loaded a number of OSes on there, with mixed results (though certainly not all bad) until I decided to do a "why not" and put 10.4 on it. wow. I'm amazed how this (relatively speaking) dinosaur of a computer can still handle, and still be quite usable/funcational, such a heavy weight of a modern OS (with some obvious limitations mind you.) I don't know if it's that PPC is really that good, or if OSX is (I suspect it's a combo).

look at my previous posts and you'll see I'm hardly an apple fanboy, but I gotta admit when/where I see excellent technology at work.

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