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[5]: Wait...
by bert64 on Wed 28th Mar 2012 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wait..."
bert64
Member since:
2007-04-23

Installing updates to XP slows it down quite a lot, a base sp0 install runs rings around windows 7 on the same hardware...

Ofcourse, it's said this is intentional, slow down the old version to push people onto the new one...

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RE[6]: Wait...
by MOS6510 on Wed 28th Mar 2012 18:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Wait..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

For XP that didn't make much sense, SP1 and 2 were rolled out without there being an alternative to upgrade to. When SP3 was released Windows Vista already had established a bad name for itself.

I do recall that SP3 seemed to impact performance quite a bit.

It's nice to see that Microsoft seems to put in some effort to enable you to run Windows on the PC you already have.

As I'm an OS X person myself I was surprised Windows 7 was released in 2009. For some reason I never got around to giving it a spin all those years and now I have I kind of like it.

The Windows 7 release party videos are a bit creepy though. The black guy looks like a Cylon so the rest are probably too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ

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