Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jun 2008 23:19 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Windows While I can personally attest for the gains Microsoft made when it comes to Windows Vista's performance between its release-to-manufacture November 2006 and now, there is no denying the fact that Vista simply isn't made for running on lower-specced computers. In addition, while Vista brings interesting new features and massive overhauls of many subsystems, a lot of people simply don't like it. Sadly for them, Windows XP is going out-of-sale 30 June. However, there are plenty of loopholes - PC World listed them.
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RE: XP
by Moredhas on Fri 6th Jun 2008 01:21 UTC in reply to "XP"
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

I don't think they want to stop people getting XP either. If they, hypothetically, managed to prevent Windows XP from running, even the pirate installs, with update turned off, people wouldn't shell out for a copy of Vista. They'd have a look at Linux, just to keep their old hardware alive. That, or they'd throw it out, and pay roughly $3000 for a relatively future-proof machine. Unless, of course, Microsoft decides to f--k people over again with DirectX, like they did to the early adopters. When people bought Vista, and a DirectX 10 compatible video card, Microsoft went and rendered them all useless with DirectX 10.1.

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RE[2]: XP
by google_ninja on Fri 6th Jun 2008 02:27 in reply to "RE: XP"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

That, or they'd throw it out, and pay roughly $3000 for a relatively future-proof machine


You have to be kidding me. A 600$ machine will run vista like a dream. 3,000 and you are talking about 9600 GTX cards and RAID 0 Solid State drives

Edited 2008-06-06 02:29 UTC

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RE[3]: XP
by Moredhas on Fri 6th Jun 2008 06:21 in reply to "RE[2]: XP"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I did say future proof. And I'm talking Australian prices. What I meant was, a machine that will be good for the next four years or so.

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RE[3]: XP
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th Jun 2008 06:21 in reply to "RE[2]: XP"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You have to be kidding me. A 600$ machine will run vista like a dream. 3,000 and you are talking about 9600 GTX cards and RAID 0 Solid State drives


My machine, from 2001, had a 60USD mem upgrade and now runs Vista, with full Aero, just fine. A friend of mine is sending me a spare processor for free he had lying around (so I'm going from an Athlon XP 1600+ to a 2800+) and my machine will chug along just fine.

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There is no dream machine worth 600$
by Moulinneuf on Fri 6th Jun 2008 14:09 in reply to "RE[2]: XP"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

A 600$ machine will run vista like a dream.


That's a dream machine :

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/hp-blackbird-002/4505-3118_7-32592...

Find me a 600$ that as the same score , then I will agree with your nonsense.

Also anyone who is not you and knowledgeable and actually realistic know that a 600$ offer from OEM vendor is like having a 200-300$ system , because the OEM have to include there profit , some support fee , warranty , legal copy of the included OS and software , that are as much as the hardware cost this days and also the peripherals ( monitor , keyboard , mouse and speakers. )

3,000 and you are talking about 9600 GTX cards and RAID 0 Solid State drives


That's Dell current Graphic card choice in Australia :

- ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 X2 1024MB GDDR3
- ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 512MB GDDR4
- 768MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 Ultra
- 768MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX
- 512MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GT
- 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GTS TurboCache™
- 256MB ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 XT HyperMemory™
- 128MB ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Pro HyperMemory

Notice the lack of option to pick the 9600 GTX cards ...

Also is point was really that the low end machine sold by the majority of computer vendor always have one problem or another and that you need a 3000$ AUD ( Aka 1500$ CAD/USD ) to have a really full proof Vista computer. He is right too.

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RE[3]: XP
by Quag7 on Fri 6th Jun 2008 15:43 in reply to "RE[2]: XP"
Quag7 Member since:
2005-07-28

Re: torrenting Windows

I really would like to see:

(1) A stat for the number of people running Windows they haven't paid for, and

(2) The number of people who really have a problem with this vs. people who pretend they do or make disclaimers about it to stay out of trouble.

Edited 2008-06-06 15:47 UTC

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