Quote: Originally Posted by Shootist
Simple maybe, but not correct. Aero offloads the work of those "eye candy" features to the GPU, even a weak GPU. The classic theme, while giving you little eye candy, still uses the CPU. I'm not going to make the claim one is better than the other, but my point is, disabling Aero won't suddenly speed up a laptop or make it snappier.
This is just another example of where people expect the rules and tweaks of XP to still work now, and they don't.