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Vista is not really a hog. It simply manages memory utilization differently.
While it is true that Vista utilizes memory in a way that makes it appear to eat up resources when it really isn't, Vista is still absolutely a resource hog. The disk space usage, CPU usage during system calls, and memory requirements (prefetch and such things aside), are much higher than is required for either OSX or linux
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The only thing I'm a bit disappointed with Vista in is that Superfetch seems to stop using my RAM at about 6GB. With 4GB in my system, I had it to where Superfetch used all but about 80MB of RAM. Now with 8GB of RAM in my system I seem to always have about 2GB free not doing anything. Hopefully Windows 7 fixes Superfetch so it uses more RAM.
LOL, not criticizing your post but thats the opposite of what everyone says!
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The disk space usage, CPU usage during system calls, and memory requirements (prefetch and such things aside), are much higher than is required for either OSX or linux
Well for OSX, I usually have between 300 and 700MB of RAM being actively used. I do have a lot of background processes running to make desktop computing easier, though; I'm not looking for high performance.

Linux - true. That's what I'm trying to say about Compiz-Fusion being able to run on a 2002 mainstream computer. aero can't even run on a 2006 mainstream desktop computer. Yet nobody wants to explain this; they all want to say, "It's prefetch, and it's good."
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Well for OSX, I usually have between 300 and 700MB of RAM being actively used. I do have a lot of background processes running to make desktop computing easier, though; I'm not looking for high performance.

Linux - true. That's what I'm trying to say about Compiz-Fusion being able to run on a 2002 mainstream computer. aero can't even run on a 2006 mainstream desktop computer. Yet nobody wants to explain this; they all want to say, "It's prefetch, and it's good."
what ? it ran with NO problems on e6300 and 7900gs. Ultimate and home premium without a problem and i could max out most new games a well
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A E6300 and a 7900GS was hardly mainstream in 2006...
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what ? it ran with NO problems on e6300 and 7900gs. Ultimate and home premium without a problem and i could max out most new games a well
See prosser's post:

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A E6300 and a 7900GS was hardly mainstream in 2006...
Bingo. E6300 still isn't mainstream. Pentium Dual-Core seems to be mainstream nowadays.
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what was mainstream in 2006 ?

Like i said, i had no problems with aero and gaming with a 7900gs. Which is lower than a lower end card now.
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Integrated GMA900 and a Pentium D if you were lucky but probably a Celeron?
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really ? i bought my amd 3000 and 6600gt in 2004 for $800

and now at futureshop there's a $700 with a 6750, and probably 8500gt
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Bingo. E6300 still isn't mainstream. Pentium Dual-Core seems to be mainstream nowadays.
I'd have to disagree. The Core 2 processors, mostly the Duos, are being hawked by all the PC manufacturers. There have been a lot of new computer purchases in the past year or two, so the Core 2 procs are abundant.
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