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Old 04-29-2005, 09:30 AM   #1
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Will Your PC Handle Windows Longhorn?

That's a tough question to answer right now, but there are signs that you'll want a pretty beefy computer when you make the upgrade. Microsoft Watch gives us a few tibits of information...
  • It's currently scheduled for end of 2006 (but don't be surprised if the date slips.)
  • Last year some sources indicated unofficially that the average PC with Longhorn was recommended to have:
    -- Dual core 4-6 GHz CPU
    -- At least 2gig RAM
    -- A graphics processor 3x as fast as those currently available
    and more!
  • At WinHEC this year, a Microsoft group product manager said "most existing mainstream 32- and 64-bit CPUs from mainstream manufacturers should run Longhorn." (But that may not mean it would be a pleasant experience!)
  • Set in stone are requirements for at least 512Meg RAM and "support for the new Longhorn Display Driver Model (LDDM) in order to handle the operating system's new graphical features."
  • A Microsoft developer "did advise mobile PC makers to consider supporting 802.XX wireless; General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); Bluetooth; the various Tablet PC input technologies (including speech and touch, in addition to digital ink); ClearType, the hybrid flash/disk technology; and Longhorn's forthcoming Secure Startup capability, among other features."
So bottom line, I'd say you better plan on running Longhorn on a computer you don't own right now. But that's okay because your current PC will probably be pretty out-of-date by the Longhorn is available anyway!
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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It is nice to know that Microsoft isn't even trying to cover its "unsacred" alliances with Intel & Co. Dual core 4-6GHz? Give me a break. What is Longhorn going to offer that you cannot do with Windows XP and that requires me to buy a new computer that is at least 10 times as fast as my current one?
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For some comparison, have a look at the released-today (which I probably will get my copy of in the evening ) Tiger.

G3, G4, or G5 with 256 of RAM (512 is probably better), built-in firewire (why, I dunno...), built in or external display (of course....), and 2 gigs of space.

http://www.apple.com/ca/macosx/upgra...uirements.html
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