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RiscOS
Authored by: tiger99 on Monday, November 19 2012 @ 08:13 PM EST
My colleague at work, who for a while worked for ARM, was telling me today that he had Acorn RiscOS running on his Raspberry Pi, and it was amazingly fast. Doesn't need gigabytes of RAM, the 256M on the early model Pi is way more than it ever had previously.

The only problem is that many of the apps are not compiled for the fully 32 bit Pi, and so don't run, but the OS at least runs at the speed an OS should run at. No bloat, M$ please note.

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More RAM, Chicken....Egg, Useless bloatware.
Authored by: UncleVom on Monday, November 19 2012 @ 09:00 PM EST
An average machine with decent graphics on Win 7, 4GB of RAM will do a
respectable job for the typical user, although the machines typically come with
8GB as a base these days.

What I think has happened is that the demise of 32bit Windows broke the 3GB
barrier.

RAM is relatively cheap in quantity.

Hardware manufacturers, desperate for sales, have used the opportunity to
increase the amount of RAM to differentiate their machines, much like the Mega
Hertz wars of times past.

Just like in the past with the Mega Hertz wars and CPU advancements, the crud,
bloat and crappy programming fills in behind.

Net advantage for the average consumer = zero.

Throw something like the Windows 8 UI into the mix and the advantage is somewhat
less.












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