Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Apr 2008 21:51 UTC
Windows "What do you do if your flagship operating system isn't designed to run well on a popular new class of hardware? It's a problem currently faced by Microsoft. Budget laptops like the Asus Eee PC with minimal amounts of RAM, relatively slow CPUs, and solid state storage have proven popular, and Vista wasn't designed to operate well within such hardware confines. In response, Microsoft is reportedly planning to extend the availability of Windows XP for the budget laptop category."
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RE[6]: 2001 called ..
by destraht on Wed 2nd Apr 2008 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: 2001 called .."
destraht
Member since:
2006-08-07

You have 3GB of ram? That was pretty damn high end for 3 years ago. As far as I can remember having 2GB was pretty tight. I think most people had like 1GB and low end machines had 512MB.

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RE[7]: 2001 called ..
by umccullough on Wed 2nd Apr 2008 22:18 in reply to "RE[6]: 2001 called .."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

You have 3GB of ram? That was pretty damn high end for 3 years ago. As far as I can remember having 2GB was pretty tight. I think most people had like 1GB and low end machines had 512MB.


Perhaps his machine came with two 512mb DIMMs and he added two more 1gb DIMMs recently (after upgrading to Vista)...

So that cost him an additional what - $50-80 within the last year?

I don't see that he has stated it came with 3gb RAM - only that it's a 3 year old P4 3ghz which currently has 3gb RAM.

Edited 2008-04-02 22:19 UTC

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RE[8]: 2001 called ..
by rockwell on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 19:49 in reply to "RE[7]: 2001 called .."
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

yup, I added two 1 GB sticks last year, at a whopping cost of $50.00. Now i dual-boot XP and Vista (though rarely XP anymore). Both are plenty fast.

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