Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th May 2013 22:46 UTC
Windows "After acknowledging its Windows Blue codename publicly in March, Microsoft is getting closer to revealing all about the upcoming Windows 8 update. In an interview with The Verge this week, Microsoft's Windows CFO Tami Reller provided some details on where the company is heading with its Blue project."
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RE: Ha
by Lennie on Wed 8th May 2013 15:14 UTC in reply to "Ha"
Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

"It's memory footprint is better"

Maybe with running applications, but not with just a base install. At least that's what I've seen.

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RE[2]: Ha
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 9th May 2013 11:21 in reply to "RE: Ha"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

there is a difference between storage (the install) and memory.

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RE[3]: Ha
by Lennie on Thu 9th May 2013 11:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Ha"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Sorry, I was unclear.

With base install, I meant the memory usage of a running Windows installation, after having been installed with the default applications.

In that case Windows 8 needs more memory to run than Windows 7.

Some people may claim Windows 8 runs better on the same amount of memory.

This might be true, I don't know, maybe Windows 8 does something smarter with the memory of running applications. I wouldn't know.

All I know is, Windows 7 needs less memory to run without applications.

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