OT: is it reasonable to put Win 7 Premium on a 2 gig net book?

From: Rod-Lists 
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I'm shopping for a family member and keep finding Win 7 Premium netbooks . 

Even with 2 gigs isn't that a heavy load? 

=============================================================== From: Chris Mowery ------------------------------------------------------ I run Win 7 Pro on my TC1100 with a 1ghz Pentium M and 1.5GB RAM, basically netbook specs. It isn't a speed demon but it is very useable, about as fast as Ubuntu and definitely as fast as Win XP.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 My personal and professional minimum for any new hardware purchases are x64 OS and 4GB RAM. I also recommend skipping anything with Home in the name, but for very small niches it can work. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk1mgtAACgkQABP1RO+tr2R6nwCgoO6bfl/uW6ruHRNlP6iN1a1O PngAoJBBg5q8DxUJPPHjIRGADvn0C0// =Fhoy -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 And then I saw netbook which somehow I glossed over when I read that the first time. Ignore me completely, I have not played with the netbooks to any great extent, but finding the above specs in a netbook would be difficult and/or expensive, I'm sure. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk1mg1cACgkQABP1RO+tr2TsWwCgrSLXcpiKttB3KdOWOXhf833g UDgAn3htnonrEk0Mg4HrArCZcQLrKVq+ =nFvr -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: James Nylen ------------------------------------------------------ I would not recommend Windows 7 with 2GB of RAM. Then again I usually have lots of things open at once.

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ I just installed WIn7 Pro on my Samsung N120 with 2GB of RAM and only a single core Intel N270 Atom. It runs much smoother than WinXP Pro. I have Aero turned off. The graphics chipset in the Samsung is not that great. If you haven't bought a netbook, I'd make sure to get one with a dual core CPU. Where I really notice the difference is in multitasking. And avoid the Win7 Crippled Edition. There's no reason you can't run full Win7 on just about any netbook. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ If were for moi it would get wiped. But the family member requested winders and a netbook. But truthfully for what they would use it for, Jolicloud would do the the trick Don't you just love people who insist on Windows for a internet kiosk when openbox and a browser would do? ----- Original Message ----- From: "Eric Wolf" To: "CHUGALUG" Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:12:07 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT: is it reasonable to put Win 7 Premium on a 2 gig net book? I just installed WIn7 Pro on my Samsung N120 with 2GB of RAM and only a single core Intel N270 Atom. It runs much smoother than WinXP Pro. I have Aero turned off. The graphics chipset in the Samsung is not that great. If you haven't bought a netbook, I'd make sure to get one with a dual core CPU. Where I really notice the difference is in multitasking. And avoid the Win7 Crippled Edition. There's no reason you can't run full Win7 on just about any netbook. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734 I'm shopping for a family member and keep finding Win 7 Premium netbooks . Even with 2 gigs isn't that a heavy load?

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ your reservations noted. Would have to turn aero off for sure. Like I said the family member wants windows even for what they will use it for jolicloud or peppermint os would do. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Brockman" To: "CHUGALUG" Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:12:07 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern Subject: Re: [Chugalug] OT: is it reasonable to put Win 7 Premium on a 2 gig net book? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 And then I saw netbook which somehow I glossed over when I read that the first time. Ignore me completely, I have not played with the netbooks to any great extent, but finding the above specs in a netbook would be difficult and/or expensive, I'm sure. Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk1mg1cACgkQABP1RO+tr2TsWwCgrSLXcpiKttB3KdOWOXhf833g UDgAn3htnonrEk0Mg4HrArCZcQLrKVq+ =nFvr -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Cynicalgeek ------------------------------------------------------ Windows 7 runs far better than Vista did with less memory.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 They finally fixed pre-caching... Vista SP2 seems to have gotten it as well. Regards, dtb