Definitely wait till it settles down. I may even try Linux at last. That ram consume is insane! So now 2 Gb of RAM will be the standard? I still can't understand Microsoft policy, if that's true for the final release, I'm sure I won't be the only one who will say "Well I'm going to give my Fedora a good try".
Memory costs are steadily decreasing, but 800mb, that's ridiculous! I like some things new, but on an OS I prefer the tried and true version. I waited almost a year before getting 'involved' with XP, and i'm glad i did, by that point SP 1 was out and SP2 was in the works, and i didn't have to go through many of the headahces and security issues that the more adventerous quick buy users did. Also, I had added incentive as i was able to get a free copy from my University lol
Are you an early adaptor will you upgrade to Vista as soon as it is released or wait until it settles down?
My answer is NO.
I have to check first how other users experienced with this OS.
I dont want to try it yet unless Ive heard something good about Vista.
Just like when XP was release.There are lot of bugs in the OS.Until they finally make it right after years of trial.
A friend of mine got hold of a beta copy of Longhorn (now Vista, but I believe its the name for the WinServer2003 upgrade now) and said that while it looked good, he can't see a great deal of difference in the actual running of the system.
To be honest I can't imagine ANY OS taking up 800MB of RAM, but if Vista does then I can see a lot of people sticking with XP. Having to upgrade your system just to run the OS is crazy.
I, however, am building a new PC that will have 4GB of RAM, along with 800GB of HDD space and so might look into geting a copy of the Vista beta to put on it, before I install all my trusty, old programs (inc XP) and if I can and do get a copy, I will test it and put up the details along with some screen shots for you all to look through.
Hmm... I guess they are still sort of keeping the promises (well, System Requirements given my Microsoft) made by Microsoft that Vista would only need 512 MB space (minimum 512 MB)? But even so, my XP is just getting about 400 MB of PF usage with 54 processes running, so Microsoft definitely has to do something with this.
Looks like the way things are going, Microsoft has a long way to go until it releases the OS (even though they are planning to release it December) mainly because if somebody were to buy a preconfigured system (or Vista itself) ... then they would have to pay a lot more than just getting a normal XP comp (because Vista PC's would need better GPU's, newer hardware and more RAM to run RAM hogging programs). Which is obviously not the result Microsoft wants, so chances are that this is going to change by the time it gets out of beta.
I would definitely wait and see what critics say about Vista before going ahead and getting it.
I'll be waiting until things settle down a little. 800MB! RAM my computer only has 1024MB at the moment, I would need quite a large upgrade.
Hm... I don't think you would need an upgrade ComDriver (except for the Video Card perhaps) because Vista is just taking about 800 PF usage, not physical memory usage. So it's only using about say... 400 MB or so of physical memory, and since you have 1024 MB(even the person in the article seems to have 1024 MB), that wouldn't be all that much. At first even I thought it was 800 MB of physical ram, but apparently it wasn't so in the screenshot.
So really I think the big problem isn't that Vista is taking too much RAM, the problem is that Vista isn't better than it's predecessors (XP or Server).
Well I am a quick buyer all right, with XP installed as soon as it was launched I had some initial problems but gradually it settled down now with vista having 800MB consumption I won't dare to switch so quickly I will definitely wait until it settles down