Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:04 UTC
Windows As someone who uses Windows Vista practically daily, I've always wondered where all the negativity in the media comes from. Sure, Vista isn't perfect (as if any operating system is), but I just don't see where all the complaints are coming from. It runs just fine on my old (6 years) machine, all my software and hardware is compatible, and it's stable as a rock. Microsoft has been wondering the same thing, and after a little test, they may have found out why people seem to dislike Vista so much.
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RE[3]: Indeed, a little lie
by 6c1452 on Fri 25th Jul 2008 04:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Indeed, a little lie"
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I'll bite. Aside from media production and running high-end games, name one thing you can't do.

I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of an operating system requiring 2 (or even 1) GB to work properly. What does it do that requires that amount of memory?

Not bashing vista here -- never used it, no opinion, and yes, ram is cheap. I'm just... puzzled.

Edited 2008-07-25 04:50 UTC

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RE[4]: Indeed, a little lie
by hollovoid on Fri 25th Jul 2008 06:09 in reply to "RE[3]: Indeed, a little lie"
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Its the natural progression of things, like it or not, almost every operating system which still releases gains a larger memory footprint with every release. With very few "point updates" that slim it down a little. People couldent believe it when they needed more than 32mb of ram, and 64mb, 128, etc.. Its some sort of shell shock that users get whenever they upgrade. If you want more features, they inevitably use more resources, dont be surprised when you need more memory. If you dont need the features, dont upgrade!

Ps. Never said you couldent do anything with under 1gb of ram or even 1gb total, and there are many things that can chew on ram other than gaming and multimedia production. But you do hit a wall eventually, and while it may not prevent you from doing your work, it surely wont be the most seamless experience you have had.

Edited 2008-07-25 06:18 UTC

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RE[5]: Indeed, a little lie
by WereCatf on Fri 25th Jul 2008 09:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Indeed, a little lie"
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Ps. Never said you couldent do anything with under 1gb of ram or even 1gb total,

I've been chugging along just fine and happily with 768mb RAM for years now. Under Linux I get swapping _only_ if I am doing heavy browsing and compiling at the same time, otherwise it's not swapping. XP for some reason does use swap somewhat more often but even then not noticeably unless I am gaming. When gaming I can understand it though, WoW does use insane amounts of memory.

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RE[4]: Indeed, a little lie
by boudewijn on Fri 25th Jul 2008 08:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Indeed, a little lie"
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Well... I cannot boot Vista anymore. An update from Microsoft broke something and when I try to boot Vista (which I did now and then to check out something in Corel Painter of Office 2007) it complains about a broken, missing or invalid winload.exe.

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