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Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 557

Well, to be fair, "minimum requirements" means "bare minimum to make the OS work, with nothing else running". But too often it's interpreted as "optimal requirements", another beast entirely.

I've told this story a time or two already, but what the hell... back in the olden days my test rig was a 486DX4-100 with 8mb RAM. One day I accidentally hooked up the wrong HD and here's Win2K booting up. Took a few minutes to reach the desktop, but was reasonably usable thereafter (even with no swapfile)... a little sluggish but tolerable. I was astounded.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 557

I messed with Vista briefly (quad-core, 6GB RAM) and found performance wanting... pretty damn slow at everything, as in wait 20 seconds for a mouse click to register. WinXP64 and Win7 on same hardware, no problem.

But as I poked around Vista, I noticed that lots of little things behaved or felt like WinME (which I had on an everyday box for two years; perfectly well-mannered once beaten into submission and the broken parts disabled), too much so for coincidence. I concluded that Vista came out of the WinME devteam, and was similarly released in a halfbaked, unfinished condition.

Comment Re:duh (Score 1) 182

Thanks. I was just looking for a nice font of this general sort. Now if I could find it in monospace, which is what I really need for my application... (Liberation Mono is fairly good but not "strong" enough visually.)

As to TFA, some years ago I noticed that some new Interstate signs had crappy legibility because the font was more tall and narrow than the old font. Lo and behold, finally I know why!

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