Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jan 2006 16:50 UTC, submitted by Dr. No
Windows This is already a fairly old article, but I'm pretty confident it never made OSNews' front page. In this article, the author proves that Windows XP can be installed, and 'run', on processors with as little as 8MHz. "The target of this project was to find the weakest system where you can run Windows XP. Keep in mind, that Microsoft official requirements are a CPU with 233 MHz an 64 MB of RAM. But that had to be beaten!"
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RE: Amazing
by Tom K on Sat 28th Jan 2006 20:58 UTC in reply to "Amazing"
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The text console on 1 MHz ... perhaps.

Anyone willing to try and GNOME/KDE on an 8 MHz? Haha.

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RE[2]: Amazing
by valeri_ufo on Sat 28th Jan 2006 21:44 in reply to "RE: Amazing"
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No problem, GNOME/KDE versions from 1999 and XFree86 v3 ...

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RE[3]: Amazing
by Tom K on Sat 28th Jan 2006 22:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Amazing"
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Typical tactic.

No, let's compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges -- nice try though.

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RE[2]: Amazing
by SlackerJack on Sun 29th Jan 2006 15:22 in reply to "RE: Amazing"
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Linux is the kernel, so you can do your daily jobs without a window manager or Xorg, can WindowsXP do that?, NO. WindowsXP may run but it's useless. I cannot run the 25 mile marathon but give me a year and I'll do it, but how useless is that!

Edited 2006-01-29 15:25

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RE[3]: Amazing
by CrazyDude0 on Sun 29th Jan 2006 19:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Amazing"
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Response to SlackerJack:

Windows XP has a kernel as well. You install the server edition and you can simply telnet or ssh into it to do your job.

A kernel in itself is not useful without the other utilities. Linux is useful because of bash shell and other GNU utils.

And for your information, the guy was able to launch full explorer, let aside simple command line apps like ssh etc.

Sometime try to increase your knowledge before giving such baseless statements, just because you have a bias for linux.

Edited 2006-01-29 19:15

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