so I installed W7 Professional on my 7 year old Pentium 4

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    so I installed W7 Professional on my 7 year old Pentium 4

    Not too bad, eh?
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    ^_^

    I installed Slackware 13.1 to my 3 decade old IBM 286! (I could not resist.)

    Seriously though, what metric are they using for these things? With a score of "3.6 calculations per second" and "3.6 memory operations per second" I'm having a hard time imagining how "Windows 7" ever finished the installation process.

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    [Edit]Yes. I read the score bias/scale.[/Edit]

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    The WEI is a good idea... if it ever gets fully adopted. It's not useful for low requirements software, but could be an interesting option for more complex and demanding software. It's a normalized score, so "calculations per second" isn't the real value.

    Knowing the metrics isn't useful for users, just hardware manufacturers and perhaps software developers (which we are). You can read all about it at the here.

    A normalized score is in my opinion much friendlier to computer users than the current system requirements method we have in place. It also has the potential to be a more accurate measure of a software ability to run on our computer. Especially if the subscores are also given and the message that the score falls within a range of acceptable values is successfully passed. The WEI could also help tremendously for non knowledgeable users to choose their hardware.
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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I am amazed at how fast W7 runs on my old machine.

    It runs as fast(if not faster) with Aero, than XP with minimal display settings.

    It's a good thing I had already upgraded the CPU, RAM and video card, otherwise my old machine(Celeron 2.2, 768 Mb RAM, onboard graphics) would be spluttering.
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