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Re: New low for Microsoft



Can you actually buy a 4GHz CPU?  A 256MB graphics card?  It looks like
they're headed for dual processor requirements next...

Scott B. DeVries said:
> The current alpha version of Windows Longhorn that is being released
> this week the Microsoft hardware conference is their home / workstation
> (client-side) solution.  According to articles on www.microsoft-
> watch.com, the "recommended" requirements are in the neighborhood of a
> 4 GHz CPU with 2 GB of RAM and a 256 MB graphics card, which is one of
> the main reasons that it'll be 2006 at least before this is released.
>
> There will also be a server version of Longhorn, which is slated for
> 2007 or 2008 last I heard (similar to Windows XP followed by Win Server
> 2003).  If those hardware requirements are accurate, then God only
> knows what kind of a supercomputer you'll need to run the server
> version.
>
> Perhaps this will get budget-constrained Windows network admins to
> start looking to non-Windows (i.e. penguin-flavor) alternative
> operating systems for client PC's.....
>
>
>
> Scott B. DeVries
> DrFizzix mash4077 biz
>
>
>
>>>>>>> duncan brown wrote >>>>>>>
>
> i'm not going to respond to your entire email bit by bit, as you were
> bringing up SUPER-power user and server scenarios) and isn't that what
> longhorn is supposed to be for?  normal usage?  or is longhorn their
> server and workstation AND home solution?
>
>
>> >
> Dont know.. Given that I've never heard about other projects by MS,
> this makes me believe that longhorn will be their server , workstation
> and home solution... But I wonder... why have a server running longhorn
> if you need a super computer just to run the OS ? it should be a
> supercomputer to run the server.. and the OS should work on any cheap
> machine...
>
> If it really is their home solution , then the conspiracy theories kick
> in... Maybe m$ and intel are trying to make us spend money ??? Maybe M$
> and nvidia or ati??? ;)
>
>
> I believe that this will be a eternal problem with windows..
> considering the way it was developed , it will always grow bigger and
> power-hungry... no matter what they do , unless they rewrite windows
> from scratch...
>
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