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[3]: Dumb
by Kroc on Thu 17th May 2007 18:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dumb"
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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"
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Reading your post I just booted my laptop. 22 seconds including post. This is a tweaked XP. Next please.

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RE[5]: Dumb
by helf on Thu 17th May 2007 21:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Dumb"
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wow, what a nice, smart, rebuttal. Thanks. I feel Kroc and I definitely wrong now!


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