Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The most visible part of Windows Vista is the Aero interface, and while we can't deny that it looks very swish we find it very hard to get excited by a shiny new GUI. Instead, we're looking forward to new Vista hardware, which includes a new use for the humble USB memory key and much, much more. So what will the ultimate Windows Vista notebook offer?"
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Oliver
Member since:
2006-07-15

Of course you have to use such "inventions" to accelerate Vista. But if you're using a real operating system with able developers, there is just no need for such nonsense.

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Rayz Member since:
2006-06-24

I'll be curious to see what you say, when the idea is copied onto other operating systems.

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shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

They (IMHO) won't be able as there is probable an MS Patent Application already in the USPTO's InTray.
Unless, you are Novell...

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rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

Why in god's name would you want to copy this idea onto another system? Using flash as RAM is really high on a the list of things you don't want to do. It's a far better idea to (gasp!) fix the VM and swap algorithms to properly handle high memory loads. Of course, given that Windows has been swap-happy for the last decade or so, even on large memory systems, I'm not holding my breath on that happening...

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

If that's the case, then if you turn that off, it'll be the same as a linux box (I use Ubuntu currently) opening OpenOffice, slow as hell. I have never found any version of Linux (using KDE or Gnome) to be faster at any given task than Windows XP, they are all bloated. Big Apps take time to load, and other OS's face the same problems

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dmdavis Member since:
2005-07-06

Sure, I'm with you in not being a Windows fan. But Microsoft has added an interesting, potentially useful feature that can improve ones system, and that's pretty cool. Let's give credit where credit is due. If a Linux developer had first implemented this idea, they wouldn't get this kind of reaction. Anything that furthers computer technology and can make things run better is a good thing, I think.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Let's give credit where credit is due. If a Linux developer had first implemented this idea, they wouldn't get this kind of reaction

Give credit where credit is due? But this has been possible under Linux for ages! And I suppose FreeBSDs and such can do it just as easily!

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