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[Softpedia] Bill Gates Promises Windows 7 Will Be Less of a Resource Hog

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There are but scarce details pointing the direction in which Microsoft is taking the development of Windows 7, and the operating system, for that matter. Nevertheless, if Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is to be believed, Windows 7 is going to be less of a resource hog than its predecessor, although such a comparison can only be speculated upon and was not actually stated. On May 7, 2008, one day after the Redmond company dropped Windows XP SP3 via Windows Update and the Download Center, Gates was in Tokyo, Japan, at the Windows Digital Lifestyle Consortium and he
mentioned the fact that there was a focus in making Windows 7 play well with less physical system memory.
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Good.
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Yeah, right.

Wasn't Vista meant to be, like, secure? =/
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Yeah, right.

Wasn't Vista meant to be, like, secure? =/
Vista have UAC
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Your point being?

"PC Tool’s study involves analyzing the number of malware threats per thousand computers. Their results indicate Vista lets 639 threats through in contrast to 586 for Windows 2000, 437 Windows 2003, and the heavily malware riddled XP coming in at 1,1021 threats."
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Yeah, right.

Wasn't Vista meant to be, like, secure? =/
Well think about it this way: if vista can't even run on a computer once installed, then isn't it 100% secure?

It actually is a lot more secure than XP though...
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The point of UAC in Vista was to get software developers to stop using administrative privileges for everything.
 
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I decided a while back that I am skipping Vista and *might* go try Windows 7 whenever its released. I see no real reasons for me to leave XP behind at the current time.
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Ok, I'm waiting . . . %-)
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Watch this eat 1GB RAM at idle, makes Vista's 750MB at idle look great. While XP's 350MB at idle pulls ahead another 50 miles.
     
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