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    Longhorn requires Longlist of powerful hardware

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15724

    According to Microsoft Watch, Vole wants its typical Longhorn computer to have a dual-core CPU running at 4-6GHz with at least two gigs of RAM, a terabyte of storage, a 1 Gbit built-in Ethernet-wired port and an 802.11g wireless link.

    It should also have a graphics processor that runs three times faster than those on the market today.
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    Pfft, I dont wanna buy Deep Blue just to run longhorn
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    They have pushed the release back to ~2007 so the specs may well be more realistic then. You cant compare todays specs with the reccommended specs for apps 3 - 4 years in the future.

    Providing they break the current technological barriers in processor development, we will probably be fine
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    That would mean that today's computers will be stuck with XP forever.

    The alternative (OS X) will run on 5 year old hardware without any serious problems. OS Updates _increase_ the OS speed.

    And as for NetBSD... 'of course it runs NetBSD'
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    Originally posted by phision.com
    The alternative (OS X) will run on 5 year old hardware without any serious problems. OS Updates _increase_ the OS speed.
    One major problem. OSX is RISC whereas 95% of people have CISC PC's
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    The current test versions of longhorn will have all the debugging features enabled requiring a higher spec than you would normally expect... who knows what the final version of Longhorn will require, I doubt even Microsoft know yet.

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    Wow. I guess it's a little more advanced then my old 486 DX 33 that I got about 13 years ago running Windows 3.1. LOL.

    I think by the time it is released the hardware will be on many peoples desktops already.
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