I bought a new desktop computer with Vista Home Premium
preinstalled on it about a month ago. Contrary to the horror storied I've
heard, I find
It didn't take me more than a couple of days to find out
There's one big fly in the ointment though. I noticed lately that my
new computer sucks up more wattage than the older one which is still running XP
-- and I'm talking hundreds of watts per hour here. I know, you're probably
thinking that the soaring oil prices must have increased my bills but after
isolating any confounding factors (turning off my fridge, lights, TV etc.), my
suspicion has been corroborated: it's my new computer that sucks up so much
power! There are many good (and bad) reasons why Vista needs so much processing
power, but nobody asked Vista's users whether they were ready to pay the bill.
Now I understand why Microsoft is rushing to release Windows 7: I suspect they
will have to offer a free upgrade for
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