February 26, 2010

What Do Recent Windows OS's Need All that Memory/Processing For?

Recommended requirements for running Audacity:

Windows 98, ME: 128 MB RAM / 500 MHz

Windows 2000, XP: 512 MB/1 GHz

Windows Vista Home Basic: 2 GB / 1 GHz

Windows Vista Home Premium: 4 GB / 2 GHz

Mac: "Audacity runs best with at least 64 MB RAM and a 300 MHz processor."

Sources: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows and http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_mac

Alternate title for this blog: "Planned obsolescence" applies to operating systems designed to require a completely new computer purchase.