As a blogger, I love being part of the rumor mill and spreading this kind of crap. So according to the Inquirer, clearly a reliable source based on their name alone, Microsoft Windows Vista eats up 800MB of RAM all by its lonesome just to idle.
According to the source, Windows Vista runs okay with 1 GB of RAM, but at least 2 GB is recommended. Wow we’ve come a long way. Additionally, Windows Vista requires 7 GB of hard drive space to install.
This is all based off an internal version of Beta 2 of Vista. Rumors point to the Windows Vista Release Date to be at the end of November.
Vista set to swallow 800MB of RAM [The Inquirer]