Souping up PCs for Vista
Windows Vista is coming -- late, to be sure, but it's coming nonetheless. And if you'd like to use the new operating system and your PC is of a certain age, it may be time to recycle it. Microsoft has spelled out how much computing horsepower Vista requires, starting with a processor that clocks in at 1 Ghz and a gigabyte of RAM if you want to take advantage of Vista's new semi-transparent user interface. For many computers, a graphics card will have to be added -- an opportunity graphics-card makers are already exploiting.
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