Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2012 22:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For years and years now (since the first G4 iBooks), whenever someone asked me for advice about what laptop to buy, my standard answer was simple: get an Apple laptop. Doesn't matter which one. Apple was so far ahead of the competition it just wasn't funny anymore. This past weekend, though, marked the end of an era for me: for the first time, I advised someone to get an Asus ZenBook instead.
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RE[6]: Wait...
by MOS6510 on Wed 28th Mar 2012 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wait..."
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I would qualify "hardly any difference" also as a very positive step. It implies you can run a modern OS on less-than-modern hardware.

There was a time that a Windows upgrade almost forced the user to buy a new PC.

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RE[7]: Wait...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 08:24 in reply to "RE[6]: Wait..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Windows 7 was lighter than Vista, and Windows 8 is lighter than Windows 7.

Microsoft is on a roll there.

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RE[8]: Wait...
by MOS6510 on Wed 28th Mar 2012 08:31 in reply to "RE[7]: Wait..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

We have 2 Windows 7 PCs at work, the rest is XP (and one Mac of course).

When I have to do something on an XP machine and the user doesn't have the permission things get nasty. I have to log out (close all their programs, files), log in as admin, log back in as the user. Stuff like "run as" only works with .exe files. It's very cumbersome.

Windows 7 just asks for an admin username/password, like OS X, and it works.

For me, personally, that's the Holy Grail.

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