Software giant Microsoft has been targeted by a lawsuit accusing the company of letting PC makers label computers as "Vista capable" when they're only able to run the most basic version of the operating system...
Until I warned them about the true spec requirements. Same thing happened with people who bought Windows XP comps that only came with 256MB of RAM. It runs, but not very much.
1GB should be the bare minimum RAM for Vista, period. 2GB makes Vista as usable as XP is off of 1GB...
The absolute ONLY reason to go to Vista is DirectX 10, and that's only because some PC games (and some bad-ass ones like Crysis) will require it. Other than that, there is NO reason to upgrade from XP.
I'm glad Unreal Tournament 3 will run on XP/DirectX 9. Hopefully Epic will put out a native Linux client (like they did for UT2003 and UT2004).
Where is your friend from. Hati? Man, you call yourself friend? You are telling me you are not able to donate your friend some memory? WOW, how much did he pay for that computer? 256MB? He should be running DOS let alone a new OS.
If you feel comfortable giving your friends $200~300 instead of letting them be responsible enough to buy things on their own, that's fine with me. But don't try and force your ideologies onto others; it's not appreciated. All I did was warn my friend that he needed to get at least 1GB of RAM and a high-end graphics card if he expected to run Vista properly.
And BTW, it's spelled 'Haiti'
even 1 gig is not enough for vista. even just activating the aura theme takes 55mb of ram, where normal vista theme takes 5mb. After all vista is just a more feature added version of XP,just another ms shi**.
bladestar, you can not start your day without saying anything morone can you?
"bladestar, you can not start your day without saying anything morone can you?" and you can't start your day without b!tching about anything that microsoft does.
You anti-microsoft d!cks.. can't read and don't even follow instructions. All you have to do is go to Microsoft site:
Vista Home Basic
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
512 MB of system memory
Vista Home Premium / Business / Ultimate
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 GB of system memory
Any idiot that knows a thing or two about computers should know that one must double minimun requirements for optimal performances. Period.
Besides there is always linux or mac; which you already have or use.
uhh.. [my friend bought computer that had 256MB with windows xp and it didn't run ok....]... wanna a cookie?
EDIT: Ohh wow, you stupid idiots... all you focus on is that I miss spell Haiti.
"haiti not hati u dumbass", it's not "haiti" is Haiti and it's not "u" it's "You". I don't spell check before I post. I know how to spell Haiti very well, I was born in Dominican Republic and we share the same border.
yes and you are just sitting on those anti ms d!cks idiot..try to have joy thats all you can do
don't effect me
then it runs it.
I see what you are saying GT, but i have a question...does MS charge you on a sliding scale? as in if you are only able to use the bare version do you pay less then people who are able to enjoy everything vista has to offer?
TO BENISME.. PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE ME SICK.
but whoa this whole weak i've had so many disagrees its crazy and now i'm making people sick
They do charge on a sliding scale. If you run Vista Home Basic you pay less than the people who run Vista Home Premium and get the Aero.
Microsoft being sued?
An American company being sued?
American lawyers suing American companies?
What else is new? ::Yawn::
Lawyers win. Vista basic is vista. Who the "f" can run a computer with only 512 MB of ram. Vista Basic blows.
I've been running vista premium with 1gb of ram and haven't skipped a beat. No ram limitations for gaming or anything else, half life 2 on max settings with 7600gt. You don't need 2gb, but it wouldn't hurt.
you can play half life 2 with 1gig of ram since source engine does not require to much ram, why don't you try to play supreme commander or stalker on vista with 1gig? then let me see how well your bad ass pc will do!
...this sounds fair (sarcasm), so now microsoft is not only suppossed to watch their own business practices but the ones of other company's too? This is frivolous, how is microsoft supposed to keep track of how all pc makers label their products, microsoft doesnt own them, the ones that should be sued are them not MS. This article should have been labeled: "Microsoft is under attack" like the one i saw for sony earlier cause didnt MS just recently lose another lawsuit case?
ms gets paid for those labels..make a research on gogle
...ALL computer game makers should be sued because game requirements printed on boxes never correspond to running the game at maximum settings?
...and ALL employers in the world should be sued becuase their "requirements" for employment rarely correspond to the actual work you'll be doing?
...and every college in the world should be sued because their entrance requirements don't necessarily translate to success at the institution?
C'mon, people. If this was any company but Microsoft, this lawsuit (probably) wouldn't have happened.
...then it runs "Vista".
Everyone wants a piece of MS's fortune.
Every time Microsoft comes out with something new people come out of the woodwork to sue.
ms deserves to be sued..and at the end hopefully they will pay what they have done to computer business and to many small independent software companies. there are way more things than these..will be said later though
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