Originally Posted by NrGx
Do they still offer Leaded Petrol or LRP? No, because the consensus is that you have an unleaded car. If our software did not progress with our technology what the hell would be the point?
I think this is a common misconception. Too many people think that because the software is requiring newer hardware, that means that the software is advanced.
Coding software poorly in order to force hardware manufacturers to bring out better hardware is stupid. The software should be as efficient as possible before we require better hardware.
I'll say it again: look at the minimum specs to run Compiz-Fusion, then look at the minimum specs to run aero. C-F is light-years ahead of aero in terms of functionality and features, and it can run on pentium 2 systems. aero cannot say the same. If you mean to tell me that aero is so advanced that it's requiring new hardware, I am sorry; you are mistaken.
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE
I agree that Vista uses up a stupid amount of HDD space. I think you cannot really compare Linux to Vista. Linux uses way less RAM as it works completely differently from a windows Kernel. I think it would be an unfair comparison.
I think you can compare them. It doesn't matter the route you take to get to the end result; what matters is that you complete the goal. In chemistry, we call this a "state function." You use a computer to DO stuff. HOW you do it doesn't matter, as long as it's done in a fast and efficient way with few to no negative side effects.
If Linux uses way less RAM and works differently on the kernel level - so be it. The point, the main idea, is that it has been done better. The boys in redmond could
have matched or surpassed the open source community. If they wanted to. But alas, we wait until windows 7 to see if there has been improvement...
Again, I want to restate: I don't hate vista. I simply think there is tremendous room for improvement, and there are a lot of people denying it.