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Subject: Re: "Demystification" is just as important as "Abstraction"
"Computer Science" (Was: Know any Fortran
On 10/31/2015 04:00 AM, Dave Wade wrote:
SSE2 isn't exactly "leading edge"
technology. It dates back to P4 in
2001 so is actually older than the XP.
Also whilst XP would run on a small machine it was dire.
I once was sent to look at a 256Mhz PII running XP to see if I could
speed it up. Must have have been 2008 or 9 I think.
Whilst fiddling I accidentally swapped the mouse and keyboard
connections only to find it wouldn't boot set up like that.
I left it that way and no one else figured out what was wrong so the
user got their PC upgraded...
Well, XP runs just fine on my dual P3 (1GHz) server box. I know that
was being tested and had many beta releases before the
P3 certainly wasn't dead in 2001--the Tuallies were just being released
I should hope so too. I would expect Windows/7 to run just fine as well,
provided there are drivers.
I started testing Whistler and developing for it using a P1, then a K6
While not as snappy as 2K, it was and is certainly
I had a K6-350 for ages. I can't remember what I ran on it W2K I think.
I think at about that time in work I had an Armada 700 with perhaps a 450Mhz
That ran 2k fine but XP was not nice and not usable.
The be-all and end-all of any PC OS isn't
necessarily running a bloated
When I last looked at an XP machine it was more the AntiVirus that killed
Also Java was pretty much a resource hog. But I have an eMachine with an
It really crawls with XP. Seems much better now I have put 7 on it.
Debating if I should try 10...
Let's also not forget that XPe was deployed on all
sorts of non-SSE2
hardware, from thin clients to POS system.
That would mostly be the embedded version. There is a windows/7 8 & 8.1
embedded as well.
I believe that the Win/7 embedded is lighter than the XP embedded.
XP on was a total pain as some of the HP clients were susceptible to a nasty
that sneaked in via a downlevel JAVA
The would re-boot up clean but when running if they got infected they would
attack other machines on the network.