Originally Posted by Ferrari8608
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.
Originally Posted by 3930K
It would install, but it would lag. BADLY.
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.