[Linux-aus] Hardware resellers of the world, rejoice!

Ben Jensz plug at jensz.id.au
Thu May 6 09:12:01 UTC 2004

I reckon that must be a load of ...... .

There is no way that anyone is going to adopt Longhorn if you have to 
have a system with specs such as that.  I'm assuming from the graphics 
card comment that they are talking about end users on desktop machines 
there running Longhorn and not just servers (considering all servers 
need is a graphics card that (barely) works).

A lot of businesses work on a 3-4 year cycle of computers (some longer), 
so considering the release is supposed to be around 2006-2007(?), 
businesses currently buying computers now for their next cycle certainly 
aren't going to be able to touch it if you need specs like that. 

I seriously don't think even Microsoft are that insane.

/ Ben

Leon Brooks wrote:

>    http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,1995,1581842,00.asp
>    Microsoft is expected to recommend that the "average" Longhorn PC
>    feature a dual-core CPU running at 4 to 6GHz; a minimum of 2 gigs
>    of RAM; up to a terabyte of storage; a 1 Gbit, built-in,
>    Ethernet-wired port and an 802.11g wireless link; and a graphics
>    processor that runs three times faster than those on the market
>    today.
>All of those arguments about whether Linux uses more or less RAM than MS 
>Windows just became moot, methinks.
>Cheers; Leon

More information about the linux-aus mailing list