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swa66 - 10:56 am on Jul 27, 2009 (gmt 0)
It would be silly for Microsoft not to push the hardware performance envelope. The more they can push hardware, the more features they can offer in the operating system.
and the more revenue MSFT generates from sales of new hardware that come bundled with their OS every time (obviously an OEM "non-transferable" license so they can continue to do this next time as well).
That the applications one uses (e.g. real-time video editing) requires horsepower in the machine: sure. But why would the OS that's only a facilitator not be as lean and mean as possible?