On Mar 25 2020 01:36, Rugxulo wrote: > I heard that XP was designed to get to the desktop in 30 secs. Not > necessarily responsive nor able to be used just yet, but at least it > would show up (in optimal conditions). Of course, that was P3/P4 > (single core) era. > > Of course, nowadays we have SSDs and other speedups, but it still > varies due to many factors.
Fun fact... I have an old Intel Celeron in my cellar, a gift from a friend. It has a CPU that is 64-bit capable, so it must be Core 2 technology. It is from ~2006/2007 or so? It originally ran Windows XP, so I tested it with Windows 7 and 10, but it wasn't worth the effort. Too slow. After reinstalling Windows XP SP3 with all the updates, it still felt somewhat sluggish, not responsive without a short delay. So I left it. Somewhat later I wanted to test an old game that required Windows 2000 or XP, but somehow wasn't working on my setup. So I performed a clean installation of Windows XP SP2. The fun fact: Windows XP SP2 on this 2007-machine with 4 GB RAM and HDD is up and running as fast as Windows 10 or Linux on my 2018 Ryzen with 32 GB RAM and SSD! A. _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user