Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jun 2009 22:44 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y With Snow Leopard finally been given a release date and a price, the comparisons with Windows 7 are starting to pop up all over the place, especially focussing on the price aspect of things. While Apple's move to price Snow Leopard at 29 USD for Leopard owners is a very welcome one, the move doesn't mean that Microsoft is getting a price beating from Apple.
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2 things
by hraq on Thu 11th Jun 2009 16:02 UTC
hraq
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2005-07-06

Windows is windows, it won't be infections immune due mainly to compatibility sins.
2nd: optimization in 7 is not great; it uses 890MB without anything running, osx 10.5.7 uses only 330MB; whose more efficient now?! Add to this if you have incredible amount of Memory then vista, or 7 won't use it efficiently like osx which will cache the whole application in RAM to make it more faster.

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RE: 2 things
by FealDorf on Thu 11th Jun 2009 16:36 in reply to "2 things"
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

The memory consumed by Vista and 7 will ALWAYS be high because it preloads frequently used programs. Does this memory consumption cause a slowdown? Not really; it's flushed when apps need it (if i ain't mistaken).

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RE[2]: 2 things
by hraq on Thu 11th Jun 2009 16:58 in reply to "RE: 2 things"
hraq Member since:
2005-07-06

"because it preloads frequently used programs"
What frequently used programs?
Windows 7 was freshly installed and there are no programs loaded or installed or even run.

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