Windows 7 & Windows 8 Memory Usage

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I believe Microsoft on that point. Windows 7 itself uses less RAM than Vista (that's easily apparent when you start using it), and Microsoft will no doubt have worked very hard to continue that trend with the next incarnation.
 

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It may appear that some programs are hogging the RAM, but when needed by another program or service, it will be made available.
 

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No one ever brags about having a 5,000 square foot house with just one kitchen chair and a rug. Why are people so eager to have a bazillion jiggabytes of available RAM?
 

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No one ever brags about having a 5,000 square foot house with just one kitchen chair and a rug. Why are people so eager to have a bazillion jiggabytes of available RAM?
As what have been presented in buildwindows, i do achieve the lower memory usage after machine been idle for 6hr +. It is just a matter on how the operating system behave. I am looking forward for the new product.
 

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No one ever brags about having a 5,000 square foot house with just one kitchen chair and a rug. Why are people so eager to have a bazillion jiggabytes of available RAM?
That's an excellent analogy, DH.......may have to 'liberate' that one in the future.......:)
 
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Hi Guys,

What is your thought on the Microsoft Comment relate to the Memory Usage is lower in Windows 8 compare to windows 7?

I have read the buildwindows and the article is the summary of what have been present.

http://hothardware.com/printarticle.aspx?articleid=1725

I have test this out on my hyper-v lab and below is the result
http://www.wongchonkit.com/2011/10/windows-7-vs-windows-8-memory-usage.html
Memory, maybe...but it doesn't seem to run as well as 7 on older hardware.

I put 8 on an old laptop I had laying around...Core Duo @ 1.86 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Integrated Graphics. It ran 7 even with all the Aero features flawlessly, but it sure does struggle with 8. All of the effects are choppy and it just feels slow. Granted, that's not stellar hardware, but it was adequate for 7.
 
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