WHILE MANY fear that Microsoft's super soar-away operating system Vista
will force them to buy new hardware, one analyst has warned that laptop
batteries cannot handle it.
Speaking to Wired, Nathan Brookwood of Insight 64pointed out that the
Vista's operating system's graphics power demands will suck the life out of
most batteries far too fast.
Punters who try to use Vista on their laptops will find themselves having
to disable the graphics functions because their battery is going to dry far
too quickly to be useful, he said.
Those rare laptops which have graphics cards that can handle Vista could be
doomed to spend their life plugged into the mains.
When Vole introduced Windows XP, and Windows 95, both operating systems
offered a range of more graphics-oriented user interfaces compared to their
predecessors. But with Vista it is the first time that it has required
shedloads more processing and graphics computing power.
Brookwood said that Vista's release will mean that many companies are going
to have to buy lots of more gear, which will make the hardware sellers
happy. But punters who buy hardware in order to run software with
graphically intensive interfaces will find Vista frustrating.
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