[Nottingham] Dell disappointment

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Sun Dec 9 14:04:47 GMT 2007

Michael Leuty wrote:
> It seems that one can get WinXP working quite well on the Eee but I
> doubt that Vista would squeeze onto it. I once helped a(nother) friend
> set up a new PC running Vista Home Basic with only (!) 500Mb RAM. Not
> pleasant. I got her to add another 500Mb and it became (sort of)
> usable.

Mmmm... But how long will the flash survive before hitting the max
writes limit?

And you need a minimum of 1GB just for WinXP SP2 for any sort of half
reasonable performance...

You also need a few hours to install it and run all the updates :-(

(And yes, some poor users are badly locked into all that. Good reminder
why I moved onwards.)


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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