[Cialug] Buying a new PC
newz at bearfruit.org
Sat Oct 6 15:43:32 CDT 2007
On 10/5/07, Todd Walton <tdwalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/1/07, Brandon Griffis <brandongriffis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In my experience Vista is terribly bloated memory-wise, but otherwise
> > works fine and the built in driver support is finally catching up.
> Vista requires 512MB for the stripped down version. 1GB for the
> regular version. XP required 128MB.
XP Run's barely adequately with 256M, with this amount of RAM its best
to turn off a lot of its "extras." I've been using XP in a 256M VM to
test websites with IE7 and it's a pain.
Interestingly, I decided I don't trust the wine version of IE6 to
render sites the same as IE6 in Windows so I installed Win2k in a VM
with 2G disk (barely enough after all updates) and 256M RAM. It is
screaming fast. As a matter of fact, IE6 in a win2k vm is as fast as
IE6 in wine and it still uses less ram than firefox. :-)
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