RE: bloatware (Re: Web site up! (GUI vs. CLI))

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 16:33:10 +1000

Robert Bradbury wrote:

> I hate to tell you this, but Windows 2000 Beta 3, runs quite nicely
> on a 2 year old, 64MB, dual 200 MHz Pentium Pro machine. The
> I'm still running Win 95 on a 486 DX2/66, with 16mb. That dual pentium pro
> sounds like something from the distant future...
> processors have already caught up with the software and applications.
> The only thing driving stuff forward at this point are things like
> games, DVD, DigitalTV and the really silly stuff like SETI@home
> or cracking encryption codes that someone already knows the answer for.
Haven't games been driving desktop PC hardware for the last 15 years at least? I guess you can add the internet to that equation in the late 90s. For the average consumer the office apps are pretty similar to what they've had forever, but the games, now that's a different story.

My other computer is a Pentium