Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 14:58 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows "It's the end of the line for 32-bit operating systems, Microsoft has proclaimed at its annual Windows Hardware Engineering conference After the software giant has gotten over its hangover from partying like it's 1999 with the release of Windows Server 2008, it will have one last 32-bit hurrah with a 'release 2' update to Windows Server 2008, and that'll be it. 32 bit CPU: if you have one, learn to love Vista - you're stuck with it.There will be no more versions of Windows - on desktop or server - that will work on 32-bit CPUs like Pentium 4 or Core Duo."
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RE[2]: Dumb
by helf on Thu 17th May 2007 17:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Dumb"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

...existing 32bit CPUs barely can handle Vista and when next version of Windows comes out those CPUs will be way too weak to run it.

hahahahaha... Thanks for the laugh!

It's sad that CPUs that can run any other OS perfectly fine and are capable of billion of operations per second are having a hard time running Vista...

Isn't it awesome how as hardware gets faster, software seems to stay about the same speed?

"Hey, are hardwarie twice as fast now! let tacks on MORE useless garbage noone needs instead of making our software faster!" "also, RAM is cheap!"

*sigh* My pc 10 years ago about took about 50 seconds to boot, my current pc thats probably a few thousand times faster takes.. oh.. 40 seconds to boot up and doesn't do much more than the other one, really.

:(

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RE[3]: Dumb
by helf on Thu 17th May 2007 17:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Dumb"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

wow, I need to proof read. Please ignore the weird grammar/spelling errors. I'm still half asleep ;)

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RE[3]: Dumb
by Kroc on Thu 17th May 2007 18:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Dumb"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I agree very much. Back in 2000 I had a top end rig, PIII 1.13GHz, 192 MB RAM (The standard was 32MB then) and a Voodoo 5, all running Windows 98. That was probably the fastest machine I've ever used. Windows took 20 seconds to boot, MSWord opened instantly, no splash, from cold.

Not even with a customised XP install could I get my later, P4-2.8GHz, 1.5GB VAIO to boot in under 45 seconds. MSWord, always took at least 4 seconds to load.

The only way I managed to get back some speed from my hardware was to switch to a Mac, the thought of going to Vista was far too horrible. If anything, software has been getting slower, quicker than hardware has been getting faster.

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RE[4]: Dumb
by suryad on Thu 17th May 2007 20:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Dumb"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Reading your post I just booted my laptop. 22 seconds including post. This is a tweaked XP. Next please.

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RE[3]: Dumb
by siimo on Thu 17th May 2007 19:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Dumb"
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

Mostly likely because the size of OS has grown and mechanical hard drive speeds haven't kept up with the rest of the speed increases. Surely your current HDD isn't a few thousand times faster than your old PC.

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