Running Vista on your Old Hardware
If you've been wondering about how well your old computer will handle Vista, then look no further, here is the answer! After testing Vista on three machines of varying vintage, the good folks at Ars have decided to pub the results of their tests on their site, giving you the lowdown on where Vista's performance bottlenecks are.
A little over four months ago we took a look at Windows Vista Beta 2. At the time, we received a number of comments about the lack of performance some readers were experiencing with Vista in comparison to what we were reflecting in our review. Admittedly, we tested Vista Beta 2 on young, fresh hardware in comparison to what many people out in the real world could be using. Now we want to find out how well older hardware handles Vista.