[scribus] Windows 7

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Mon Nov 16 19:54:30 CET 2009

On Monday 16 November 2009 09:59:43 Richard wrote:
> Rolf-Werner Eilert escribió:
> >> Windows Seven is mainly an end user OS, so, how much 
end users would
> >> want 16 threads?, also anyone who buys more than 2x i7 
and the
> >> corresponding MAINBOARD for 1 computer, can also buy a 
Windows Server
> >> supporting more than 2 Physical CPUs.
> >
> > Yep, I got the expression wrong - thought of 2 real CPU cores 
in one
> > die which would have excluded Xeon-like setups.
> I guess 2 real cpu cores in one die may also be seen by 
Windows as 1
> physical CPU.
> The first Pentium Dual Core CPUs, were 2 PIV cores on 1 die. 
And xeon
> are based on PIV cpus/cores. (As far as i understand from what i 
> > What I still do not understand, however, is why they push a 
> > Premium version without XP emulation (almost all new 
machines sold
> > come with it). End users will have a great bunch of older 
> > they depend on which they will want to continue using. As far 
as I can
> > see, they would have to upgrade to Professional to be able to 
use XP
> > emulation. Or did I get this wrong, too? :-)
> I think that's just marketing stuff, "if you want more, pay 
> There is a cheap stripped down Office (starter or school or 
> alike) and there is a striped down "starter" windows, both for 
> countries, they're cheaper and they have less capabilities, as 
crazy as
> limiting the ammount of running applications on windows at a 
time to 2 or
> 3. So crazy as pay for a stripped down office package while you 
can have a
> completely free and 100% functional OpenOffice.
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There was a time when IBM rented two similar models of punch 
card processing machines. The more expensive model ran twice 
as fast as the cheaper model and rented for about twice as much.
The internal difference was one wire. Clip that wire and you made 
the cheaper model into the more expensive one (or vice versa I 
forget which.) But since the machines were rented and not sold 
the customer could not clip (or replace) that wire. 

The rationale was that they weren't renting a machine but a 
service.  This is the rationale behind all the different models of 
Windows 7. They leave features off and charge you less. But their 
development and manufacturing cost is the same for all models. 
John Culleton
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