Guest wrote:The other problem with Linux is that it has a "process killer" that will abruptly terminate running software if it runs out of RAM plus swap space.
clem wrote:OK, I'm confused... I actually like Vista...
cyphur wrote:I have Vista Home Premium on a new Dell laptop and it is truly a pleasure to look at. I wish Linux could achieve that!
Acid7711 wrote:cyphur wrote:I have Vista Home Premium on a new Dell laptop and it is truly a pleasure to look at. I wish Linux could achieve that!
I dunknow about you, but after running CFusion for a heck of a long time, then using the Vista machine at work, I'm not impressed at all. Slowly rendered windows bog the entire system, the effects are VERY limited, etc. What does Vista have in it's added "bling" that CFusion doesn't? I'm not saying it's bad, just that everything isn't all that inferior to Vista in that aspect alone, and it's not all that inovative.
Acid7711 wrote:And I would love to see a system log of your weekly activities that fully utilize 4gigs of ram + swap on a desktop computer. I could see this on a all-out multimedia crunching computer setup for buisness/movie making/etc, but for daily desktop use? Please. People are too caught up and ram-happy now a days to realize that the core cpu clocks/fsb limit the raw processing power of the system. It's been that way since the battles of the ghz between AMD and Intel years ago. Consumers are stupid. When a company boasts higher speeds, regardless of being true or not, people go crazy and automatically think it's "faster" and "better" based solely upon what they're blindly believing from an unreliable, biased, source.
In the end, it won't matter because you believe what you're told from whomever, and that's the end of it.
cyphur wrote:I run a Cisco hardware emulator, dynamips/dynagen, as a tool for professional development and configuration testing. Depending on my lab configuration and the number of devices I am simulating and the protocols they are running, it is fairly easy for me to consume 2GB of physical RAM or more when configured for optimal performance.
Thanks for assuming I am a stupid consumer, though. If Mint wants to become a true desktop replacement OS - it's those "stupid consumers" it's targeting.
cyphur wrote:the fact that Windows also continuously requires more hardware capacity to ensure a stable and pleasant experience
cyphur wrote:Why develop an inferior product?
cyphur wrote:Consumers WANT the eye-candy Vista has to offer
cyphur wrote:64-bit IS the future, whether you like it or not.
sundayrefugee wrote:doesn't do anything productive for me (...) I'd rather have stability and USEFUL functionality, USEFUL, PRODUCTIVE innovation, in my DE.
sundayrefugee wrote:Can the Mint tools simply be recompiled in 64-bit?
cmost wrote:sundayrefugee wrote:Can the Mint tools simply be recompiled in 64-bit?
I'm sure they could be but Clem could just as easily decide to use the 32bit tools as is? In my experience, 32 bit programs run just fine on 64 bit Linux variants. Such things are only critical when it comes to kernel modules and the like.
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