Ram Hogging (was Re: Apple LWPro parallel port?)

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Fri Mar 30 06:43:16 2001

Jim Strickland skrev:

><shameless plug>

>Want a real modern OS that runs on anything above pentium 60 and does
>useful work in 32 megs of RAM? check out BeOS

></shameless plug>

What a hog. =?

>> >>Windows XP is coming out soon... But already in the tech news they are
>> >>talking about how fast your computer must be and the least amount of RAM
>> >>required...
>> >>(P2-300 with 128MB RAM!) Which is *ALWAYS* understated...
>> >
>> >Don't the people involved in software development see the senselessness in
>> >this? 128 MB RAM for a bloody operating system!?
>> Outrageous, that must be what, $25 retail of ram they are wasting.

>The point is it's a symptom of very sloppy programming to use that much RAM.
>Given that, it suggests it won't be very stable, either. Microsoft has
>proven with every OS since the birth of Windows that they are incapable of
>producing a stable, efficient, well designed OS. Even WinCE apparently
>crashes frequently. I use BeOS as my stability benchmark, and it only goes
>down when:

>1. I shut it down.
>2. Power Outages.
>3. I get a misbehaving app that consumes my system resources and I shut
> it down.
>4. Hardware death.

My Amiga crashes a whole lot. I don't think stability is imperative. Regard my
lorry analogy.

>I gave up on win95 2 years ago and while I miss the plethora of apps, I'll
>never willingly go back. BeOS has most of the apps I actually *use*.

While I'm impressed by BeOS, I've been lacking both the proper hardware (it's
too thirsty!), and I'm not impressed by its constant change of platforms.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
Die Malerei ist stumme Poesie, die Poesie blinde Malerei.
--- Leonardo da Vinci
Received on Fri Mar 30 2001 - 06:43:16 BST

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