Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Jan 2007 17:01 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Windows Right before the end of 2006, Paul Thurrott completed his 8-part review of Windows Vista. His final conclusion: "Vista is a better operating system than the competition, for reasons that are both technical and practical. But for the hundreds of millions of people who will move to Vista in the coming years, all that will really matter is that it's a major improvement over XP. And it most certainly is that as well."
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Missing something?
by CapEnt on Sat 6th Jan 2007 17:58 UTC
CapEnt
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2005-12-18

"But for the hundreds of millions of people who will move to Vista in the coming years"

Paul is day-dreaming... this is strange, last time who i checked, almost all computer on market today, mostly in developing countries, with a really fast growing marketing for new computers, does not meet even the minimal requeriments to run Vista even without aero, in developed countries i fail to see any trend about people wanting to replace their computers, some of then quite new, just to run Vista.

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RE: Missing something?
by Ultimatebadass on Sat 6th Jan 2007 21:38 in reply to "Missing something?"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

I'm curious... what computers on which market are unable to meet Vistas MINIMUM requirements?

I'm from Poland, and as far as I know my country is not the wealthiest around - still, ANY PC you go out and buy here TODAY (or even a one you bought a year before) is able to meet Vista minimum requirements. Come on, were talking 800mhz with 512mb of ram here...

... not that it makes any sense running Vista on that kind of hardware but still.

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RE[2]: Missing something?
by Windows Sucks on Sun 7th Jan 2007 01:26 in reply to "RE: Missing something?"
Windows Sucks Member since:
2005-11-10

Please, you CAN NOT install vista on a PC that does not have ACPI. So most of the 800MHZ machine you mention will not run Vista at all.

I have a P3 1GHZ machine but it does not have ACPI so when I tried to install the last vista beta it laughed at me.

And even on my P4 Dell it runs in slow motion. I ran the stupid tool that tells you if your machine is vista compatible and it gave me a 1 back. The only thing that qualified for Vista was the P4 Processer. Not the video not the hard drive etc. All failed.

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