Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Nov 2009 16:13 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference is currently under way, and as usual, the technical fellows at Microsoft gave speeches about the deep architecture of Windows - in this case, Windows 7 of course. As it turns out, quite some seriously impressive changes have been made to the very core of Windows - all without breaking a single application. Thanks to BetaNews for summarising this technical talk so well.
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RE[2]: Comment by Gone fishing
by Gone fishing on Wed 18th Nov 2009 05:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Gone fishing"
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I was just quoting the article - However, my point is I don't think its just multiprocessor support that makes Vista dog slow. I use it on a dual core and it’s awful.

Folk complained about ME, compared to Vista ME looks like a good deed in a naughty world - admittedly the underlying technology in Vista might have been a step forward but the user experience is miserable.

MS apologists might like to say Vista isn’t that bad – if you run it on a quad core with 8 gig of ram it’s OK – it isn’t it’s awful something that MS will soon wish to forget. If MS had any decency they would make upgrades from Vista to Windows 7 almost free.

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Or those that aren't vulnerable to tech group think.

Vista vs XP on an EEEPC

I ran this test several times off cam and in some cases XP beat vista and in other cases Vista beat XP by a small margin. There was no consistent differential in score. In this particular video XP just happens to beat Vista by a few points. Overall Im surprised at how well the 900 handles Vista's overheads compared to XP

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