Originally Posted by voice
Why don't we go back to Windows 98? That only used like 25MB right?
If it still supported software, then sure.
Originally Posted by LegendaryC
312MB. Yep, that sure is hogging resources.
Mind you, that's with a new firefox window open, so lets make it. 290MB.
FF does NOT use only 32MB of RAM...
Anyhow, they ought to make 7 more efficient with the resources. Lots of you guys like to say that vista is using resources efficiently, yet it can't run on a system with 512MB of RAM, nor can it utilize its aero interface with a weak GPU and slow CPU (at least the experience won't be fun.) Linux, on the other hand, can run with special effects up quite fast with low RAM, a slower CPU, and a $30 GPU, pretty much a system with a quarter of the specs that vista requires. If the open source community could do it, why couldn't the boys in redmond?
They BETTER make 7 more efficient, seeing how they will likely raise the price again while introducing 40 more "versions."