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I was wondering if vista could run on 256 MB of RAM
I think it depends entirely how you use your system and what for. My laptop has 1 gig of ram and Ran RC1 and RC2 fine. But when the real thing came out, it just ran slowly but never the less everything worked without too many hiccups.I had 2gig and the Home Premium ran slow. With 3gig and Vista Home basic my computer runs great.
I don't know. I find that Xubuntu doesn't run well great on one of my 128MB ram 300Mhz machine. I was say go for Damn small linux. I was running that last night. I forget how lightweight that thing really is. Which reminds me. I need to get a 2.5" IDE harddrive some day for one of my other cruddy laptops.
They most likely want to "try" vista, its something new.I think somebody already asked, but what are you expecting from installing Vista on that laptop that you can't get with XP? Most of the good features Vista introduced can only be used on a fast machine, and if you consider Vista to be more secure (I think there were less reported exploits compared to XP in the last few months, although I guess they were also a problem if you turned UAC off in Vista) there are some ways to make XP at least as secure as a default Vista install.
For anybody interested in how to do this, check out hype-free: Windows XP High-Security Configuration . This "guide" makes your XP configuration so unique that very few exploits will still work on your computer, because (as far as I understood the guide) they usually don't copy the trojans to C:\Programs to be runable in this configuration