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Windows Vista ... plausible (14/05/2009 07:22:18 PM)

For those who have followed this blog, or know me - knows that I absolutely hate the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. It is slow, poorly coded, battery draining and incomplete (just take a look at display settings!!!). Anyway, with Windows 7 on the horizon, I figured I would get myself a copy of Windows Vista x64. If you are a student with an *.edu.au e-mail address, you can purchase a copy for $80 off www.itsnotcheating.com.au.

Anyway, I installed Windows Vista x64 Ultimate Edition onto my PC. My PC isn't slow by any means, it has an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz, 8GB of RAM (DDR-800), 2 x 1TB Western Digital Black drives (RAID-1) and an ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB - Vista happens to be running reasonably well. I suppose I would expect any Operating System to run that well under any Operating System.

I haven't used it that much - games are still slower than XP, but if you are sick of slow Vista - maybe spend a good $1,000 upgrading your PC and you may just get something reasonably fast.

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