Monday, March 27, 2006

Vista? No thanks!

A lot of people have been put off by the delay in the release of the new Windows Vista and the Office, but I’m definitely, definitely not one of them.

A new OS from Microsoft would mean that the whole computing environment changes and all our existing machines would soon be rendered obsolete.

A hardware expert says Windows Vista rated a 1GB RAM monster of a machine as moderately powerful (score 3 on 5). What would become of erstwhile not-so-low-end machines like mine – with 256 MB RAM? So, as far as a new release is concerned, so late so good!

Here are some screenshots of Windows Vista (via Slashdot). It certainly looks like one of those Linux GUI variants. Is anybody else thinking there are lots of useless graphics all over (shadow effects, translucent effects, 3D effects etc) – which only means slowing down the computer? Yes, I particularly hate the ‘slowing down the existing computer’ part coz every time a new OS comes in, all the existing hardware becomes almost useless in a couple of years and everybody has to upgrade. And that sucks!


At Monday, March 27, 2006 1:58:00 PM, Blogger kr!sh said...

Govar.. There are exciting developments in the world of Linux mutants atleast. They are doing something intelligent.

They are delegating the Window System tasks to your graphics card ( as opposed to your CPU and your normal RAM). This means all those productivity increasing eye-candy effects can be enjoyed even in slower computers if they are equipped with good enough Video Cards.. ( And most PCs come with good ones). Examples are XGL and AIGLX

I tested a demo. Insanely fast!

At Monday, March 27, 2006 2:51:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

@Krish: Which varinat/mutant/version of Linux are u talking abt?

At Monday, March 27, 2006 3:56:00 PM, Blogger kr!sh said...

Here you go

Get it from:

This is more like a proof of concept thing. Imagine this in a full-fledged distro like Ubuntu Dapper :-)

At Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:01:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

Thanks machi for the llinks. I guess I've become a bit more non-technical in this two years... lost track of developments wiith respect to Linux. Time to pick all that back. :)

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:37:00 AM, Blogger BZ said...

Shades of Mac OS X Tiger is present too :))

Check out this article, pretty old though, if u havent already,1895,1842175,00.asp

At Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:06:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

Thanks. I haven't worked with Mac at all.. will check the link.


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