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Windows 7: Less of a Resource-Hog Than Vista

PC World Write: Good news: the next version of Microsoft's Windows OS appears to be less of a resource hog than Windows Vista.

Microsoft announced Wednesday that a beta version of Windows 7 will be available for the general public to download and try out on Friday. At the same time, it provided a list of the minimum system requirements it recommends for people who run the beta.

They call for a 1GHz processor (32- or 64-bit), 1GB of main memory, 16GB of available disk space, support for DX9 graphics with 128MB of memory (for the Aero interface), and a DVD-R/W drive.

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Gue13507d ago

Good to know. But how much gonna cost the upgrade from Vista?

GiantEnemyLobster3507d ago

Hopefully just $99. I'm a wishful thinker.

Bnet3433507d ago

I'm going to try thing out on my laptop.

LeonSKennedy4Life3507d ago

I'm gonna test it on my desktop.

Let's match the results...

paul-p19883507d ago

im not gonna test it coz M$ are useless imo. Linux does everything i need and more, and that includes gaming :) and i dont have to see Ballmer running around a stage and sweating like crazy telling me to buy Windows either....

Sheddi3507d ago

god i hate u MS.
Why did I even buy vista?

Sheddi3507d ago

Because it was their new OS.
I didnt know that they were going to make antoher OS so soon after Vista. I feel cheated in a way :P
I hope all vista buyers gets discount or something.

jib3507d ago

nothing new with windows. win 3.11, 95, 98, 2000, me, xp, etc. or with any other os for that matter. they come out with a new version within 3-6 year range

SaiyanFury3507d ago

Vista sucked there's no lie there. MS is streamlining Windows 7 to be more accessible to people who don't have the capacity to upgrade to Windows Vista. Your machine can run XP but MS is making it so people with only 1GB of RAM can use Windows 7. It stands to reason that the new MS standard might need to upgrade but not all that much. Lord knows RAM these days is cheap and an upgrade in that hardware isn't completely unfeasible.

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