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Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE[5]: Comment by Tuishimi
by mightshade on Fri 17th Sep 2010 00:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Tuishimi"
mightshade
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2008-11-20

Try installing Windows Vista (the older of the two currently supported Microsoft OSes) on a maxed out eight year old Pentium 4 and watch it choke and struggle. I know, I've tried it.

So did I. Vista ran fine on my good old P4. There was no "choke and struggle", ever. It's a shame that it didn't work for you, but "Vista can't run on a maxed out P4" really isn't true.

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RE[6]: Comment by Tuishimi
by Morgan on Fri 17th Sep 2010 01:04 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Tuishimi"
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2005-06-29

I never said it wouldn't run; it was somewhat useable but it was nowhere near the performance of Vista on a modern system. The difference was striking.

Contrast that to a PPC Mac running Tiger and Leopard; if anything it will run slightly faster with the newer OS. I noticed that when I installed Leopard on a G4 eMac. Everything seemed just a bit snappier and even mundane tasks like Finder operations were quicker. The only bottleneck was the video processor, and I knew that going in; it wasn't meant to be a gaming machine anyway.

If I wasn't clear in my previous post, I apologize: My point was that older Macs take far longer to become obsolete than PCs mostly due to the OS. Linux is a similar experience; I find Slackware 13 to be just as useable on a six year old machine as my modern C2D based system. The only time I notice a real difference is when compiling; there's nothing from that era that can compete with a modern dual-core system for processor-intensive tasks.

Edit: I forgot to mention that Microsoft has begun to reverse this trend starting with Windows 7. I had the opportunity to run both Vista and 7 on this Core 2 Duo machine, and 7 was much, much faster than Vista in almost every way. If I still had my P4 I'd love to give 7 a spin on it, I'm sure I'd be impressed.

Edited 2010-09-17 01:07 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by Tuishimi
by mightshade on Fri 17th Sep 2010 01:30 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Tuishimi"
mightshade Member since:
2008-11-20

I never said it wouldn't run; it was somewhat useable but it was nowhere near the performance of Vista on a modern system.

Yes, I exaggerated that part a bit further, because to me, your post sounded like Vista wasn't usable at all. Thanks for clarifying.

If I still had my P4 I'd love to give 7 a spin on it, I'm sure I'd be impressed.

Hehe, same here. I had to replace mine because the graphics card (and apparently some more parts) fried. If that hadn't happened, it would probably still serve me well.

Edited 2010-09-17 01:32 UTC

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