Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 05:10 UTC, submitted by Ager Ignis
Windows For any given release of Windows, there are companies that choose to skip it. But when the company is Intel, it's a big deal. Intel's IT department "found no compelling case" for upgrading to Windows Vista.
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modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

dude,

you are missing the point... the machine is not just barely running the OS. and BTW, the OS IS an application.

What magic land do you live in that your OS does not take up resources from the computer?

Can vista run on an older machine? no, but it was not designed for older machines. I twas designed to run on a computer that had the resources that a modern low and mid range computer can offer. If you want a OS that will run in the memory, then you better be using DSL or Peanut linux, otherwise... gasp!.. the OS is using a lot of system resources!

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

...otherwise... gasp!.. the OS is using a lot of system resources!


Why should it eat a lot of system resources?
In the case of Vista vs Win2K/XP/2K3/2K8 (let alone Linux), what exactly am I getting in return?

- Gilboa

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

My point was that every OS designed to use the hardware available to it will use that hardware. Besides that fact, try naming one resource that vista is using in competition with you, the end user? What resource is being chewed up that could be better utilized by you and causing you pain and to lower your productivity.

if you want raw power of your system ran by something that will not use the system's resources almost at all, then try www.menuetos.net. Otherwise, live with the fact that an OS is designed to use the hardware to provide the end user with the full capabilities of that hardware.

Edited 2008-06-28 17:03 UTC

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OlympicSoftworks Member since:
2008-06-11

An operating system does not exist to chew many system resources itself, it exists to allow applications to run on it and use those resources. The main reason Vista uses the amount of resources that it does is because of the massive amount of code it has to run for every seemingly simple thing you do because of the Trusted(Treacherous) Computing Model that Vista was designed for. Everything you or any application does is scrutinized and prevented from doing things in a straight line in order to keep the machine safe for premium content that you may be trying to pirate.

There are various forms of encryption engines loaded and running at all times, this eats up ram and processor power needlessly the vast majority of the time, but they need to stay there because at any time you may access a website or run software that wants to show or play something for you it does not want you to record. This sounds really bad, but this is honestly what Vista is designed for. Microsoft calls this policy system Palladium. Look it up.

But to answer the second part of your question, you are getting very little in return honestly. The UI looks very nice, and they finally did a good job of memory management...of course GNU/Linux and Apple's OSX had already been doing it for years.

If you want to upgrade, think about what about your machine you want to upgrade, and look into that. Likely you just want a faster machine, and a processor upgrade or more ram may bee what you really need instead of new software.

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