Originally Posted by Modki
Sigh, Windows 7 will not be out in 2010. Microsoft always gets the launch date wrong by a year or two. And where will you be then? Using Windows XP after it's like a decade old? Yeah good luck with that.
XP will probably be the majority after another couple years. People are scared of change. Unless their computer dies, they will keep XP. With moore's law.... All of our computers will be 2x as fast now by the time it comes out. Just think of your computer doing everything at half its speed ... kinda makes me wana cry. Thats what its gona be like. But then again think of your computer 2x as fast. Well, i minimized firefox... instant, start button instant, clicked on my computer... took 4 seconds... closed it and did it again, instant. Then this time opend up C drive.. not even a second. (This is my laptop by the way... 2ghz duel core amd with 896mb ram how 896 i dono. 512+256+128 ??? or 1024-128 with XP)
The computers do not need to be replaced if they are running the applications great now. Most computers tend to be bottom of the line stuff. Just a cheap computer that can use word and an internet browser. Then you go up a knotch after calling up the IT department if you need a more powerful computer because something like SolidWorks or Autocad is running slow.
That hospital will have its computers mainly for inputing the patients info. Does not take much to do that. You opening up the application wont be as fast. You booting up wont be as fast, but is that worth spending another $400-500 ???
So, My computer running 2x as fast... well, i could have saved 3 seconds on a task thats common for me, if i spend a bunch of money.