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Re: Is Vista7 too FAT for most netbooks ?

Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
After takin' a swig o' grog, Terry Porter belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

However, from past experience knowing that whatever "minimum specs"
Microsoft states for an operating systems needs to be substantially
boosted - doubled in the case of memory - what are we to make of the
minimum specs below?

* 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor * 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit) * 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit) * DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver

My XO runs Linux decently with 256 Mb of RAM and a 1 Gb SSD.

'nuff said.

Indeed, the recent release of Ubuntu GNU/Linux requires 256 MiB of RAM as well and on http://gnome-look.org there are hundreds of themes and eye candy available. The same counts for KDE. Simply right click on your desktop and choose your favorite theme or "widget" (Plasmoid).


Furthermore, everyone and their dogs know that if you tried to run Vista on
a computer with the above specs you would probably take a hammer to the
device in frustration. Will the same be true of Windows 7?

My Acer Aspire 7220 was shipped with Vista Home Basic. Although I really *Love* the look of Vista, I ditched it after five days, because it is so _damn slow_ and it reinstalled itself, only because I removed the "tryware".

I might be wrong here, because I am not such an intelligent "visionary intellect" like William Henry (Billyboy) Gates, but I predict that Vista7 will be Yet Another Microsoft Failure, because from the user's point of view there is 0 INNOVA~1 this time. Windows 7 is what Vista should have been and it's nothing but Windows ME III.

Screw Microsoft, they have totally lost it :-p

With Windows 7, Microsoft has chosen to leave the coming sub-$200 market to

In comparison to current USER FRIENDLY GNU/Linux distributions, you at least need a Master Degree in Computer Science to get the POS which is called Microsoft Windows up and running :-D


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