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Re: [ProgSoc] My $0.03 (US dollars, obviously)
On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Jedd Rashbrooke wrote:
> Powertoys comment - Alistair, why the hard line on this? It's 200k,
> comes out of microsoft (read that whatever way you want), and really
> does extend the interface of '95 nicely. One of those 'once you use it,
> you really miss it when you don't have it' things.
It's not *my* hard line, but although it could be distributed (if the
people setting the labs up go down this road :-) I suspect they'll want to
have as little software as possible on each machine, and certinaly not
things which will change the appearance or functionality even in small
ways. You can imagine why, yes?
> Machine spec comment - 64Mb isn't enough to run NT. Well, it is, but
> it's far from ideal. 128Mb would be my recommended minimum, if you want
> to at least try to 'future proof' yourself for 12 months.
It's been said before - I'll mention it. But I actually think you're
overrating NT's requirements somewhat. It will run with 64 Mb... it'll
run on 16 if that's all you've got... and while it may not be as fast as
you'd like, it'll do for what it'll have to do.
alister air | graduate computing student
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bread and circuses (why not bite | to giving orders) is what we pay
the hand that feeds you? the | them for, or rather what they pay
flavor is excellent) but without | themselves for with our taxes."
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