What I love about Vista.

Yes yes I really mean it, I do love a few things about Windows vista (it would have been too easy to do some more Vista bashing). Take a look at the specs for Vista below taken from the microsoft site:

Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate

1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) processor or 1-GHz 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB of system memory
Windows Aero-capable graphics card

Note This includes a DirectX 9-class graphics card that supports the following:

A WDDM driver
Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware
32 bits per pixel
128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)
40-GB hard disk that has 15 GB of free hard disk space (the 15GB of free space provides room for temporary file storage during the install or upgrade.)
Internal or external DVD drive
Internet access capability
Audio output capability

If you’ve paid attention to the above, you will notice that compared to previous versions of Windows, this time a decent graphics card is required (arguably it angered many users who thought that they could easily move to Vista without investing a cent) since the numerous fading effects need resources; moreover, 1 GB of RAM is required as well. Intentionally or not, Microsoft has given a big boost to the graphics industry which used to be powered only by greedy games – now we also have a greedy OS :).

Given that I’m passionate about good graphics, no wonder I’ll love this. However, with Vista eating 1GB of RAM, we’ll now need a huge amount or memory to quench the thirst of Vista + the ever more realistic 3D games.

4 responses to “What I love about Vista.

  1. Yep! 😛

    I run Vista on the bare minimum specs & it runs perfectly! Best Windows OS ever! 😉
    – 3.06GHz HT P4
    – 1GB DDR
    – 128MB GeForce Fx5200

    Of course, Aero works! AeroFlip as well (no lag!) & most importanly DreamScene’s awesome!!!

  2. After seeing the requirements, I think i can run it on a 2GB RAM, 512MB GeForce 7300, 2.8GHz H.T.
    I think i can take the risk and try it 😛
    Thanks for the post… 😉

  3. Vista Business/Ultimate are far much stable than former Windows Xp pro.

    There has been a real improvement in the usability.

    I had 1gb ram previously…and i had to disable all effects on vista to lessen load on the ram since i have an X3100.

    But now since i have 3gb ram, all effects are ON. And it is really awesome.

  4. hmm the post you made was supposed to have some dose of irony in that?

    coz i prefer to have an os that eats less ram and processing power so as i can dedicate those resource on say gaming.

    ps. i have now a 512MB nvidia gt gfx card :d

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