Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Dec 2008 23:44 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows I'm sure you're all still (sadly) familiar with the recent 'debate' I had with InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy, which detailed a lot of silly things. The seed of that discussion was planted with Kennedy's first article which, among other things, claimed that Windows 7 performed similarly to Windows Vista (meaning, slower than XP). Leaving the thread count discussion behind, Kennedy did include a benchmark which showed that Windows 7 performed similar to Windows Vista. There's a new benchmark out now, comparing a slightly more recent build of Windows 7 to Vista RTM/SP1 and XP SP3, and in these tests, Windows 7 blows all of those out of the water.
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RE[5]: system requirements
by perspectoff on Tue 16th Dec 2008 18:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: system requirements"
perspectoff
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2008-11-06

I am also running Kubuntu 8.04 on a 256 Mb RAM laptop that is several years old without any problems. I replaced Windows NT on it, which was painfully slow.

I can run video over my Sprint EVDO card, albeit slowly.

I will add 256 Mb RAM for a total of 512 Mb, which will improve video speed. Unfortunately that's the maximum this old laptop will allow.

I could never run Windows with video on this laptop.

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