____/ Richard Rasker on Friday 23 November 2007 19:57 : \____
> SW wrote:
>> Linonut wrote:
>>> He might want to adopt your method: the misleading screenshot.
>> How is the screenshot misleading? It's not my fault you couldn't click on
>> 'All sizes' or 'See different sizes'.
>> Rasker dropped "10-20 times the resources of a normal OS" to "So let's
>> see: As a minimum, Vista requires *at least* 3 times the CPU speed,
>> 4 times the RAM, and five times the HD space to perform the same as
>> Mandriva with KDE(*)."
> 3 times the CPU speed, 4 times the RAM, and five times the HD space *IS* ten
> times the resources.
Well, you know what they say...
What Intel Giveth, Microsoft Taketh Away
,----[ Quote ]
| “What Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away.” Such has been the conventional
| wisdom surrounding the Windows/Intel (“Wintel”) duopoly since the early days
| of Windows 95. In practical terms, it means that performance advancements on
| the hardware side are quickly consumed by the ever-increasing complexity of
| the Windows/Office code base. Case in point: Microsoft Office 2007 which,
| when deployed on Windows Vista, consumes over 12x as much memory and nearly
| 3x as much processing power as the version that graced PCs just 7 short years
| ago (Office 2000).
That's on the issue of resources _alone_. Let's not get started with
reliability and consider the fact that Vista is as predictable and stable and
Britney Spears' personal life.
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