Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> This comes from one who has been with Linux since day one, so he should
> Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 20:03:27 +0100 (BST) [19 May 2006 20:03:27 BST]
> From: Ted.Harding@[snip]
> To: linux-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, main@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [linux-users] Good news from MS!!
> Hi Folks,
> "Microsoft has released 'minimum' and 'recommended'
> specifications for Vista.
> The minimum means that the operating system will run
> but some new features will be disabled. Recommended
> means that this is what is needed to get the most basic
> configuration of the whole package working.
> VISTA HARDWARE CHECKLIST
> Minimum Recommended
> Processor 800MHz 1GHz 32 or 64 bit
> System Memory 512MB 1GB
> Graphics card DirectX 9 capable Runs Windows Aero
> Graphics Memory - - 128MB
> Free space on Hard Drive 15GB 15GB
> Source: Microsoft"
> Well, that's good news! If Vista catches on, there should be
> a good bit of decent kit coming cheap onto the secondhand market
> that would run Linux very nicely. Looking forward to that!
My three year old machine is golden already having upgraded my RAM a couple
of months ago. One thing I noticed when Windows 95 came out was how much
cheaper RAM suddenly became when it became suddenly necessary to have a lot
more of it. I hope the same becomes true of performance graphics cards
which are and have always been somewhat expensive due to their niche gaming
market. I wonder if the next Microsoft OS should there ever be one will
end up requiring a physics processor?