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
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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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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Sigh. I'm still waiting for an answer to my previous question. (And no, "OS has hardware; OS uses hardware; That's life" is not an answer.)

- Gilboa

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Answer: it does NOT eat a lot of resources. It manages the resources.

your argument is that it uses power... guess what... big freaking deal. That in no way impacts the user experience.

Applications are responsive in vista, the UI is more responsive in vista than XP or Linux(without Compiz). My applications get the proper resources to run maximally.

Try looking at the processes in vista. you get blips of 2-3 % CPU usage and the memory is managed to provide as much as possible to your applications so they are not starved when they need it. I fail to see where the problem with vista is. 99% of the bloat talk for any OS is garbage.

Edited 2008-06-29 16:01 UTC

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