I read yesterday that the next version of Windows, Vista, takes 800 MB of RAM. I read this on a mid-end XP computer that took 10 seconds to load up Firefox, 5 seconds to load the page, and 2 seconds to close the page because the system is so starved for memory to begin with.
Am I the only person that thinks there is something wrong when you need a high-end system just to run the OS? I thought the purpose of the OS was to provide a platform from which to run your programs. Why is it most of my computer resources go just towards running the OS?