Message ID: 260300
Posted By: brightshiningreflection
Posted On: 2005-04-28 19:58:00
Subject: OT: average longhorn box,1995,1790569,00.asp,1995,1581842,00.asp

Average Longhorn-ready PC: 4-6 GHz dual core processor, 2Gb RAM, Terrabyte disk space, yada yada yada...

Hey, someone's gonna have to whip all those hamsters to get that thing off the ground....

Message ID: 260313
Posted By: ColonelZen
Posted On: 2005-04-28 21:04:00
Subject: Re: OT: average longhorn box

Moore's Law says that'll be a good box but available in about 18mo-2y ... just about the time LameHorny is ready to ship. And an average box in the middle of it's product cycle.

Which means that during developing and debugging it is never stress tested even on it's target hardware because such hardware doesn't really exist... and the dev teams have the presumptive excuse that the current hardware isn't up to what's required. And it's being written *designed* to consume cpu cycles and memory rather than use them efficiently.

Of course the Linux 2.4 on my 2.2G 512M box will run fine on that box (ok because I pick options tuned to my hardware, I'll need to recompile the kernel) when it's available, just a hell of a lot faster

Microsoft (TM) Creating tomorrow's problems today, solving yesterday's problems tomorrow!

-- TWZ

Message ID: 260395
Posted By: rex007can
Posted On: 2005-04-29 08:37:00
Subject: Re: OT: average longhorn box

<< Average Longhorn-ready PC: 4-6 GHz dual core processor, 2Gb RAM, Terrabyte disk space, yada yada yada...>>

All so that you can run their rustworthy computing codename J-anus, Their new storage management codename Cobra (why do I think the snake's going to bite the USER in the end), and their brand new flashy GUI/Dashboard in 3d graphics codename Aero (sounds a lot like "vaporware" to me) that most people who have seen it report looks pretty much just like Apple OS-X.

All this most probably running on top of something a lot like Windows NT4 just like win2k and XP are.

Bend over and open wide, the next version of Windows is coming...

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