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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

i have a computer runing windows 7 ultimate 32bit
it has a single stick of ddr2 1gb and a stick of 256mb
single ide hard drive
onboard graphics
amd xp 1800

runs fine.
system was built in 2004 or 2005.. at best thats 8yrs old.. how much cheaper would you like to go?

My daughter's computer is running Debian Linux on a Pentium III-S 1.4Ghz, 512 MB SDRAM, 40 GB IDE HDD, and integrated graphics. It runs as smooth as Windows 7 on my wife's Phenom II 555 with 4 GB DDR3 and a GTS 450. Now, that's without multitasking heavily of course. A single thread can only do so much, but the Linux kernel does a very good job of letting it do as much as it can. I doubt Windows 7 would even install on that PC.
post #22 of 89
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Maybe it's time for Microsoft to do a 100% from scratch re-write of the next version of "Windows", not just keep using the NT core regardless of if it is Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 (which is 99.9% all the same and just basically a Service Pack of each other).

Maybe then, with a total re-write, they can do it right and throw away code that is decades old and actually make a non-bloated OS that is better than Linux in ways other than just cornering the market on DirectX support.

Mr. Sulu, set flame shields to max!

People have been wanting this since XP biggrin.gif (and probably even earlier)

But I suppose its an idealistic wish, rewriting millions of lines of code for small gains most people won't even notice, because our hardware is strong enough to make efficiency a lower priority.
Edited by .:hybrid:. - 5/11/13 at 12:16pm
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post #23 of 89
They also hired someone to write the NT Kernel, it was never done by MS themselves.
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

i have a computer runing windows 7 ultimate 32bit
it has a single stick of ddr2 1gb and a stick of 256mb
single ide hard drive
onboard graphics
amd xp 1800

runs fine.
system was built in 2004 or 2005.. at best thats 8yrs old.. how much cheaper would you like to go?

My daughter's computer is running Debian Linux on a Pentium III-S 1.4Ghz, 512 MB SDRAM, 40 GB IDE HDD, and integrated graphics. It runs as smooth as Windows 7 on my wife's Phenom II 555 with 4 GB DDR3 and a GTS 450. Now, that's without multitasking heavily of course. A single thread can only do so much, but the Linux kernel does a very good job of letting it do as much as it can. I doubt Windows 7 would even install on that PC.
It would install, but it would lag. BADLY.
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They also hired someone to write the NT Kernel, it was never done by MS themselves.
proof.gif
post #25 of 89
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My daughter's computer is running Debian Linux on a Pentium III-S 1.4Ghz, 512 MB SDRAM, 40 GB IDE HDD, and integrated graphics. It runs as smooth as Windows 7 on my wife's Phenom II 555 with 4 GB DDR3 and a GTS 450. Now, that's without multitasking heavily of course. A single thread can only do so much, but the Linux kernel does a very good job of letting it do as much as it can. I doubt Windows 7 would even install on that PC.

I've still got a Dell Inspiron 4100 running Windows 7.

512mb SD Ram and a 1Ghz Pentium-III. Run's fine.
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I've still got a Dell Inspiron 4100 running Windows 7.

512mb SD Ram and a 1Ghz Pentium-III. Run's fine.

How do you define fine? I can't picture in my head Windows 7 running fine on that machine at all.
post #27 of 89
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My daughter's computer is running Debian Linux on a Pentium III-S 1.4Ghz, 512 MB SDRAM, 40 GB IDE HDD, and integrated graphics. It runs as smooth as Windows 7 on my wife's Phenom II 555 with 4 GB DDR3 and a GTS 450. Now, that's without multitasking heavily of course. A single thread can only do so much, but the Linux kernel does a very good job of letting it do as much as it can. I doubt Windows 7 would even install on that PC.
as stated, the computer IS running windows 7 ultimate 32bit
it installed in about 12mins using a usb flash drive as the installer to the hard drive.

granted, its not going to wow people whom have current gen hardware with lighting fast everything. but it's absolutely fast enough for the normal web surfing, youtube videos, or w/e else.


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It would install, but it would lag. BADLY.
proof.gif
no lag.
granted i cant do 1080p video on the thing but thats because the onboard graphics are from 2004ish.
simple graphics card update and bam.

its not the OS that is the problem with most computers running slow, its the amount of crap you have running at one time.
mostly like when you hit a friends house and they have 92837493284 other search bars in their browser.. those kind of morons.

even on my i7, i only let my computer start up what i MUST have running.


i'm not saying that windows is super |337 or anything, i am pointing out that even this computer i have, that wouldn't be worth someone buying for $25 can clearly run windows 7 fine and do light tasks without any issues. surf the web, play flash games, edit documents, edit photos, play music, do web coding.. etc.. you don't need a super computer to do most of the crap people do on a computer daily.
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35-40gb for win7 kills my ssd space mad.gif
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I wonder how MS can change to fix this if they want to make performance better in the lacking areas.
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I wonder how MS can change to fix this if they want to make performance better in the lacking areas.
the Dev said in the first post
"In the Linux world, people are praised in glory for even small improvements in efficiency. In the Microsoft world, your managers don't care if you improve performance by 5% (the percentage needs to be very large in order for people to care)."

so in short, care about small improvements in performance.
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