Monthly Archives: December 2007

Why do AMD and Intel insist on making virtualization complex?

OK, So I was reading up on the new virtualization architectures that both AMD and Intel introduced. My first reaction…why the heck did they make it so unnecessarily complex?

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Windows on x86 and 4GB of RAM

A few months ago I decided to get a shiny new gaming system from Dell. I eventually decided to go with the XPS 720 with pretty much all the bells and whistles I thought were reasonable. One of which was going with 4GB of RAM. After all, just about everyone agrees that more RAM leads to better performance. This machine also came with Windows Vista Home Premium, I’m the early adopter type so I saw no issue in this.

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