Pub Member / Supporter
- Dec 3, 2003
I'll believe it when it's delivered and validated. Otherwise, it's just hype.
Funny how they make these claims after Apple's next OS 10.6 Snow Leopard will be designed to run much more efficient, in particular on dual core processors.
Yeah I meant old as having been around forever, but is very up to date. I run the newest 7.0 on my server. In college we worked on BSD on the PDP and VAXes. I do not run zfs yet, it looked interesting, but a bit overkill for my application.
Win7 will be written to take advantage of the hardware of the day. By the time Win7 hits, even basic computers will come with 8 core processors and 8-16 GB RAM. That means that Win7 will need to be 64 bit, as 32 bit OSs can't see over 4 GB RAM. While some will surely complain that Win7 won't run on their 5 year old computers (just as they do now with Vista), there is no money to be made writting software for old machines. Besides, Microsoft already wrote the OS for those older computers. It's called XP.
But the problem with having an older OS is MS will be discontinuing support. Why not make an OS that is modular and just sell add-on packs and upgrade packs. I understand they are trying to change how we do computing, but, this is getting ridiculous with all these eye candy GUI's. I shouldn't have to upgrade my OS if it is perfectly functional. They shouldn't punish me by making future software incompatible with my current OS. Offer me a update to make my OS work with all the new technology and Windows Media Players and DirectX's.