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[4]: Dumb
by RawMustard on Fri 18th May 2007 05:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Dumb"
RawMustard
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2005-10-10

My Xp running on a core 2 Duo E6600 with 4 gig of ram and an nvidia 8800gtx gpu runs like a dog compared to Ubuntu Feisty 32 bit and feisty 64bit is even faster and smoother. I admit that the Gnome desktop is a monkeyMono infested pig, but Nautilus on feisty leaves explorer in it's dust!

As far boot times go, I have no background tasks in windows other than the regular firewall and av crap-ware, but I have several apps loading in Ubuntu. I'm up and running and on my first website in Ubuntu before i even get a login screen in XP and you know how long windows desktop takes to be usable, so I'd be finished reading my first osnews article before I can open the start menu in XP. XP is a dog compared to new Linux distro's and vista, well I won't even bother going there, it'd take way toooo long ;)

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RE[5]: Dumb
by Gzzy on Fri 18th May 2007 21:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Dumb"
Gzzy Member since:
2005-11-21

Vista actually boots much faster than XP on my machine and from the hybrid sleep state
(which is the default for "off" now) it boots ridiculously fast. And the desktop in Vista is usable as soon as it appears unlike XP.

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