Extreme Tech has posted a new article that presents you with some facts about Windows Vista and some advice on building a new Windows Vista ready computer system.
First, we'll assume that people will want the full Aero Glass treatment, with 3D effects, transparency and so on. Secondly, users will want to use Vista's compositing engine, which enables more robust typeface handling. Finally, we'll also assume people will want reasonably good performance, though that's somewhat determined by your usage model. An office workstation won't have the same performance requirements as a multimedia powerhouse. Why would someone just using office applications and web browsing want an enhanced 3D interface? There are several reasons..