Re: not sure I agree with article @Coward
"Lies, I actually installed each version as it came out and asside from visa to win7 the newer version invariably ran slower."
I specifically mentioned only Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
TL;DR syndrome much?
Win8 vs Win7:
Techspot: "Although there are only a few select areas where it (Win8) is faster than Windows 7, we are pleased that it's able to match it everywhere else."
ZDNet: "...we're seeing performance that is on a par with a mature operating system."
Ars Technica: "Windows 8 is just as fast (and sometimes faster) than its predecessor"
Usabilitygeek: "Windows 8 continues to build on that pattern as we found it to be on par with and occasionally faster than Windows 7"
I'm sure the are use cases where the opposites are true.
"If what you say was true then why have people had to keep upgrading their hardware over the last 30 years?"
Because computers break and I believe there have been one or two new features and requirements since I dabbled with AT class computers 30 years ago. If you truly believe the hardware advancements over the past 3 decades are due to Microsoft - shouldn't you be thankful for them?
"Why dont you get some old machines and install windows based upon the minimu hardware specification and compare with previous version with and without updates."
Why don't YOU check the minimum requirements for Vista/7/8 - the operating systems I was speaking of, not some 30-year old dinosaurs. The difference between Vista and 7 is 200MHz in CPU department and the memory requirement was upped to 1GB. The real reason those specs were turned a notch were because the Vista minimum requirements were not realistic to begin with. The change from 7 to 8 is to do with CPU features - NX and SSE2 are a requirement and they rule out anything before Pentium 4 / AMD64. The changes do not relate to CPU usage per se.
I responded to the claim 'each revision of windows has always come with an increase in OS cpu overhead and a general slowing of previous windows versions'
Check the benchmarks I graciously provided or do your own research.
"Then you can have an opinion based upon fact, certainly I have already done this and you are completely wrong or lying"
I think the upvote/downvote ratio for my previous post speaks for itself.
If you're so fucking confident of your knowledge why don't you post with your Reg handle then? There are some perfectly acceptable reasons to post AC but you're just an anonymous coward.