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Fifty per cent of PCs today can't run MS Vista Glass

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Fri Feb 10 2006, 18:21
JON PEDDIE said that 50% of the PCs used now generation integrated graphics that won't be able to run Vista Glass.

That, said Peddie, means there are nearly a billion PCs in use which in his words have "antiquated integrated graphics".

Great news for the graphics companies because add in boards will be required to run the new OS*.

But we suspect large corporations rolling out PC systems today will be sticking with what they know and not buying add in cards which would be a mare to install and support.

Which means they won't want to be upgrading to Microsoft Vista any time real soon. All silver has a cloudy lining. µ

* CORRECTION Actually, as several readers say, the OS will run but without the extra Aero Eyecandy. But then, isn't the extra Eyecandy what has made Windows what it is through its various revisions?

 

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