Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Microsoft Windows XP And Vista

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-01-02, 11:55 AM   #13
volt
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 1,556
Default

It's hard to tell, because we still don't know if this version is going to fully take advantage of 3D or only accelerate specific objects.
But as it stands, I'd say a 500MHz machine, 32 Meg graphics card and a minimum of 128 RAM.
volt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-02, 09:30 PM   #14
StealthHawk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

i'm hoping DX8 card baseline. but by 2005 it won't matter, i'm afraid. DX8 hardware will already be baseline for games more or less.

500MHz? isn't that the requirement for Windows XP? or maybe it was the "recommendation"
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-02, 07:19 PM   #15
Blakhart
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Near Wolfie
Posts: 204
Default

They are edging the masses away from a drive based system to a net based system. Complete with the rental/leasing of os and apps and the total control that they want. Big brother wants your money.
Blakhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-02, 07:48 PM   #16
volt
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: /dev/null
Posts: 1,556
Default

I installed XP on my friends system which was a P2 350MHz with 512 of RAM. Worked decently.
__________________
[b]Optimization guidelines by Koji Ashida of NVIDIA:[/b][list][*]Use fx12 instructions whenever possible[*]Use lowest pixel shader version[/list][url=http://developer.nvidia.com/docs/IO/10878/ChinaJoy2004_OptimizationAndTools.pdf]source[/url]

[size=1]The politics are invading the technology. We don't really like to mess with politics because that kind of adversarial relationship has nothing to do with pure technical operations and the technical specifications of what we like to play with, the hardware![/size]
volt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-02, 06:59 AM   #17
Philibob
Registered User
 
Philibob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North West England
Posts: 284
Send a message via ICQ to Philibob Send a message via AIM to Philibob
Default

I installed XP on my old Cyrix 250MHz and it worked fine!
Philibob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-02, 02:30 PM   #18
druga runda
Zeus Gromovnik
 
druga runda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Gerbilizator
Posts: 374
Default

And Longhorn is roumored to support that new MS "anti-piracy" feature, that will require a specific chip to come with it too and it will be totally backwards incompatible solution. - drivers/programs wise.

Just in order to make everything save and sound.

And apparently they have Intel/ Nvidia/ AMD supporting them in the initiative.

We shall see when it happens, but I like my PC free of "security/spyware chips" that is for sure.
druga runda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-02, 04:32 PM   #19
Philibob
Registered User
 
Philibob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North West England
Posts: 284
Send a message via ICQ to Philibob Send a message via AIM to Philibob
Default

As long as it's nothing like the activation in XP. IMO, one of the worst moves that MS has ever made with windows.
Philibob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-02, 05:40 PM   #20
druga runda
Zeus Gromovnik
 
druga runda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Gerbilizator
Posts: 374
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Philibob
As long as it's nothing like the activation in XP. IMO, one of the worst moves that MS has ever made with windows.
I think that activation mode is chicken feed compared to the "palladium" initiative that MSFT has created and that is likely to take off. That would be probalby - at least in my eyes -somethng like the net policeman. Making sure that no copyright is broken, and probably having a proper - read hardware -stab at controlling what do we use/share.

Sounded scary - and here is the first glimpse -

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,273548,00.asp
druga runda is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 08-05-02, 06:13 PM   #21
Philibob
Registered User
 
Philibob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North West England
Posts: 284
Send a message via ICQ to Philibob Send a message via AIM to Philibob
Default

Quote:
I think that activation mode is chicken feed compared to the "palladium" initiative that MSFT has created and that is likely to take off. That would be probalby - at least in my eyes -somethng like the net policeman. Making sure that no copyright is broken, and probably having a proper - read hardware -stab at controlling what do we use/share.

Sounded scary - and here is the first glimpse -

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,273548,00.asp
Does anyone have the price of a mac
XP will hopefully do me for another few years.
Philibob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-02, 06:37 PM   #22
netviper13
Treehugger
 
netviper13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 942
Default

Linux man, Linux.
netviper13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-02, 09:22 PM   #23
StealthHawk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

lol, Linux is a much more viable alternative to a Mac. x86 4eva!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-02, 05:41 AM   #24
Philibob
Registered User
 
Philibob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: North West England
Posts: 284
Send a message via ICQ to Philibob Send a message via AIM to Philibob
Default

Never used linux. I think i'll start anouther thread
Philibob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ship Sequel Sets Sail On Kickstarter News Archived News Items 0 11-01-12 12:50 PM
Daily Deal - Ship Simulator Extremes 75% off! News Gaming Headlines 0 09-06-12 03:00 PM
Ubuntu Will Soon Ship On 5% of New PCs News Archived News Items 0 05-08-12 02:30 AM
Warp2search is reporting the UT2003 ship as today!!! malachi1313 Gaming Central 20 09-05-02 09:52 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.